A BIRDIE at the last hole gave Paul and Diane Meakin victory at The Worcestershire Golf Club.

Stephen Goody, returning from injury, and wife Christine continued their good run with third place on 39 stableford points in the mixed greensomes.

Peter Hill and Liz Pool were again in contention for top spot with 40 but lost on countback to the Meakins.

They returned nine pars and two birdies, including one at the last, finishing with 22 on the back nine to take their first victory this winter.

Forty-nine pairs braved miserable conditions for round four of the men’s winter four-ball better-ball.

Tom Howells and Steve Carter won on 43 points with Tony and Terry Cox on 42.

Philip Park and Nick Smith were third on countback from Andy Dunster and Jason Allies on 41.

Round three winners Sam Macleod and Patrick McIlroy rounded off the top five.

Conditions were wet underfoot but mild air greeted the ladies’ Florida scramble.

Joan Haworth, Penny Stevenson and Pat Rose were third with a nett score of 46.4.

Lady captain Sue Boardman continued her fine form with help from Pauline Savage and Kay Bromley to finish runner-ups with 45.6.

The winners with 44.8 were newcomer Fiona Lucas accompanied by stalwarts Jill Exell and Di Wilde.

Ruth Scott finished top of the ladies’ individual stableford with 20 points.

Janet Manning-Cox slid into second on countback ahead of Davina Taylor and Pool with all on 19.