Stuart Wight from Lyme Regis with three fine rounds of 74, 75 and 71 for a 220 total was some six shots clear of second placed Brad Cox from Broadstone on 226 and was the 2015 winner of the Keith Durbin Salver.
|David Lyon Lyme Regis v Kailin Woodland Parkstone
David went into the final as slight favourite but as Kailin had proved during the event he was no push over. Both players got off to a good start sharing the first with par’s david took the initiative on the second to go one up. David took another and on the ninth was two up a slightly pulled tee shot left David with no sight of the green but a cracking second saw his ball land on the green some twenty feet away, Kailin played a great drive and second and with David then losing his touch on the green found himself only one down at the turn. David took the tenth after his opponent found the rough with his second they halved the next and then David found his touch to secure a 3 hole lead going to the thirteenth tee. All credit to Kailin who kept his composure fighting hard to pull it back and he had two golden opportunities on both the fourteenth and fifteenth to get back into the match but the ball just would not drop. After those two let off’s David dug hard and secured and halve on the sixteenth and the match giving him the Henderson Trophy. It is David’s last year and fitting reward for all his efforts in previous Henderson’s. It was a double for Lyme Regis juniors as Stuart Wight also took the salver for the Stroke Play phase, our Congratulations to the clubs junior section.
|George Carroll v David Lyon a cracking match in prospect David got off to a great start and was soon up by the eleventh he was up by 5 and stayed that way after a small out was missed by George on the next. George clawed one back on the fourteenth but David closed it out on the next winning 4&3 to reach this year’s final.
|Kailin Woodland v Dominic Dunstan there was never more than one hole in this match and as they came up the seventeenth they were all square Dominic made a slip and allowed Kailin to take the advantage once more up the last and with both players side by side on the green for two and Kailin making his par Dominic had it all to do to take it into extra holes but sadly it missed and the young gun from Parkstone is in this year’s final.
|George Carroll v Tom Plumb both players are part of the SW EG Coaching programme and this was a tight match. George took control early on and with both playing par golf in the main it was always going to be difficult for Tom to get it back finally losing the seventeenth. George won 3&1.
|David Lyon v Sam Russell with the early exchanges very much even and that was set to be as it was very much nip and tuck. It was great to sam starting to believe in himself once more but all credit to David who finally ran out winning 2&1.
|Kailin Woodland v Callum Ward after his great win in the morning Kailin again held his nerve and played good golf and after a very tight match it was Kailin who came up eighteen 1 up. Callum dug deep and sunk a putt to win the last and take the match down the first extra hole. Kailin for the second time during the day found a stunning birdie to take the match and make the semi’s by one hole.
|Dominic Dunstan v Oscar Perry A tight match all round with Dominic seeming just to be on top until Oscar won three on the bounce to go one up Dominic got it back to level and with both players playing superb third shots to a difficult eighteenth and holing the putts it was down the first and Dominic found a stunning Birdie to end the match in fine style.
The Henderson Match Play got under way with Stuart out against George Carroll a cracking game controlled in the main by George who ran out winning 3&1 Tom Plumb beat club team mate Adam Harris 5&4 with David Lyon also beating club team mate George seed 2&1. Sam Russell saw off two time winner Jack Baker both Ferndown 5&4. The first major shock came when young Kailin Woodland overcame Brad Cox on the first extra hole. The next two matches also went down the first extra hole with Callum Ward pipping James Durrant, Dominic Dunstan made a great comeback from three down on the fifteenth to taking the match on the first from Ferndown’s Joe Turner. Oscar Perry had a great nip and tuck duel with Weymouth’s Sean Dimmick winning 2&1.
The fourth round took place at Ferndown yesterday on relatively quiet day weather wise given the strong winds the day before. Steffen Foley Parkstone who could not make the matchplay stage shot a great 70 one under par to win the final round. That said the Durbin Salver was still up for grabs Brad Cox Broadstone with 72 was on 226 and david Lyon had a poor day for him and slipped into fourth behind Joe Turner from Ferndown who also had a 72. That said the man they were all trying to catch Stuart Wight from Lyme Regis was again “Mr Consistent” with a fine level par71 and a 220 total taking the Durbin Salver by six shots from Brad. We now move to the Matchplay phase tomorrow with some interesting pairing thrown up by the draw so it promises to be a great days golf.
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We were at Parkstone for the third round of the Henderson Trophy. The weather forecast was heavy rain and it was not wrong it started as we started although thanks to the sterling effort of the green staff we managed to get the round completed. Young Billy Hathway showed us the way with a stunning 69 some 3 shots clear of Parkstone’s Harry Willsher. The Lyme Regis Boys again shone with both Stuart Wight and George Seed coming home in 75. The competition was a non-qualifier which I am sure will give the top two some disappointment but both can take consolation in that they have set themselves up well to make the top sixteen for the match play stages. We move to Ferndown next month for the final round prior to the Matchplay at Dudsbury.
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So we moved to Knighton Heath for the second round of this year’s competition, the course was in great condition and was open fully. First round winner Kieran Mulhall struggled to find the form of the last round putting him back in the mix. The Lyme Regis boys again proved they travel well with David Lyon topping the leader board with a very fine 72 and Stuart Wight in third place with 74. Ferndown’s (ex Knighton) Jack Baker was in second spot with 73. Alex Stocks played well as did Callum ward both coming home in 76. Oscar Perry also played well digging deep to come home with a fine 77. So now it is a break for Christmas and then we will resume at Parkstone in February. Our sincere thanks to the members and Management of Knighton Heath who made all the players and officials very welcome.
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My thanks to our Junior Secertary and County President for running this event as I enjoyed my summer holiday. Whilst it was not the best of weather young Kieran Mulhall from Bridport made the best of the conditions with a fine 72 followed by Ferndown's Jack Baker on 74 as was Ashley Wood's Dominic Dunstan. One futher back was David Lyon from Lyme Regis.
We thank Bridport for hosting the event and we now look forward to round two at Knighton Heath just prior to Christmas.
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