The County Stroke Play Championship got under way at the ever impressive Lyme Regis Golf Club and with a sunny forecast and the odd shower the day was set fair for some fine golf with a field of 51 players contesting this year’s event.
There was some fine golf played local youngster David Lyon had a one under 70 as did Yeovil’s youngster Tom Plumb, along with Dan Haymes from Knighton Heath and Billy-Joe from Parkstone. Matt Hector had an impressive two under 69 which was equalled by the County Champion Tom Robson but the best of the morning was Weymouth’s John Blanks who having doubled the seventeenth still managed to come home here under par and held the half way lead by one with his 68.
For the first round scores click here.
After the heavy shower during the morning round the sun shone as players got under way for the afternoon round which was going to be testing as the wind got up to make the cliff top holes a real challenge. Club Captain Matthew Searle lead the way having had a one over morning round he found it more of a challenge in the afternoon as did all the players. Broadstone’s Andy Rideout had level par followed by a 73 to take an early clubhouse lead on 144 soon to be knocked off by Billy-Joe Bugden from Parkstone who had 73 for a 143 total. Ferndown’s Sonny Wilkinson had an afternoon 74 to go with a morning 70 to put him on 144. Weymouth’s Tom Robson fought hard and took over top spot with another sub-par round of 70 to give him a total of 139. News filtered back that john blanks had doubled the sixteenth on his way out but a birdie on the ninth his last hole saw him match Tom’s one under 70 and the title was his sweet revenge for coming second to Tom in this year’s County championship Final. So the mighty Weymouth continue to dominate the County scene well done to all the players.
For the second round scores click here.
To view the 36 hole scores click here.
John also took the Jubilee cup for the best net score of the 36 holes with a net total of 136 4 shots clear of Parkstone's Steffen Foley on 140 along with young Tomas seville also from Parkstone whohad to settle for the third slot on count back.
For the Donald Holmes results click here.
Tom Robson took the Order of Merit for 2014 and he also took the Donald Holmes Trophy.
We would like to thank the members of Lyme Regis GC for hosting the event and our Sponsor Ringwood Brewery who kindly donate to the club a barrel of their finest ale for hosting the event.