GOLF: Watts wins Victory Challenge Cup

Winner Tim Watts
Winner Tim Watts
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Last Sunday was Victory Challenge Cup Day at Rugby Golf Club.

On one of the best days of the year for golf, a record entry of 96 players, both ladies and gentlemen, competed for the cup which was presented by F.J. Hawkins Esq, Club President 1938-46, to commemorate victory in the World War 1939 to 1945.

Scoring was particularly good on the day with 36 players equalling or bettering the 68 standard scratch for the course.

Earlier in the day, Charlie Lloyd playing off 8 handicap and Simon Daysh, 9 handicap, were leading in the Clubhouse, both with exceptional scores of nett 61 and looking forward to their playoff to decide the winner of this major competition.

Unfortunately for them, Tim Watts, handicap 12, was drawn late in the field and playing like a true champion.

With a gross score of 69 (35-34), even with a double bogey on the final hole, Tim’s nett score of 57 was best of the day by far.

Final Results: 1st Tim Watts (69-12-57); 2nd equal Charlie Lloyd (69-8-61) and Simon Daysh (70-9-61); 4th Alexander Clewett (66-4-62).

Ansty Golf Centre

Club competition results, week ending August 16: Pub Super League Round 3:Rose & Crown 83 beat Old Crown 71 ; Woodlands 72 Denbigh Arms 65; Blue Pig 66 Devonshire 65 points.

Last Chance Saloon Round 3: Ansty 81 points beat Red Lion 50; Boat Inn 71 Prince of Wales 39; Bulkington WMC 50 Denbigh No Arms 37.

Summer Alliance Week 16: 1st Colin Mcerlean 36; 2nd Richard Carter 35; 3rd Anthony McCaughan 32 points.

Captain’s Day: 1st Paul Smith 94-27=67; 2nd Pete Trueman 77-9=68; 3rd Jamie Phillips 89-18=71