Above par display clinches Lesley-Anne the Padwick Cup

A FINE par four on the Waterfall’s challenging 18th hole proved just enough to clinch Lesley-Anne Collins Powell the Mannings Heath Ladies’ Padwick Cup.

Her score of 37 points off 18 pipped 12-handicap Mina Burton by one after the latter finished with three bogeys but still played the back nine in two over par.

Third place went to Pat Etheridge on countback after she and Tina Norris both carded 35 and the Division Two competition was also settled on countback, Meriel Jolley shading Marion Gibson on 34.

The club’s junior Spring Meeting yielded a clutch of brilliant scores with Keiran Mulligan topping the bill with a 45 point haul off 28 that included six pars and earned him a three-shot handicap cut.

Runner-up James Holden, playing off one, dropped a shot on the first but played the rest of the round in seven under par for a gross 66 and 43 points while Elliott Webster took third spot on countback from Aaron Peacock and Sam Huddlestone after all three signed for 41.

The two Lukes, Bennett and Sowton, won the Jim Holden junior pairs championship with a better-ball 48 points, three ahead of Aaron Peacock and Thomas Thurloway and four clear of Keiran Mulligan and Elliot Hogg.

Sunday saw the finals of Mannings Heath’s annual competition against the Police and Fire Brigade with Heath starting the day one-and-a-half points behind the services having lost 3-2 to them both in their head-to-head matches.

But they won 14 of the 36 points at stake in the stableford three-balls to claim the Emergency Services Trophy with 18 points overall, the Fire Brigade and Police both totalling 16.5.

Best individual card of the day was Andy Watson’s 37 points for the Police.