THERE were shotgun starts at 8.30am and 1.30pm to welcome in new The Worcestershire club captain Jerry Hibbert.

The winning team from the morning rounds were Greg Michael, John Davison, Peter Kirton and Jim Hayburn with 99 points.

Conditions were a little tougher in the afternoon when the best score was 94 returned by Roger Brierly, Sam MacLeod, Patrick McIlroy and Tom Wood.

The ladies resumed 18-hole competitions with a three-ball alliance.

June Jones, Joan Herbert and Pauline Belsham started slowly and finished with a back nine of eight under par to finish top with 79 points.

Diane Meakin, Jackie Marks and Sue Wood were six under on the front nine but could only come back in par on the back nine, finishing with 78.

Diane Keates, Corinne Mills and Tina Jukes were third with 75.