Mel wins Mannings Heath medal with stylish recovery

Mannings Heath GC Waterfall course
Mannings Heath GC Waterfall course

A brilliant run of seven pars and a birdie helped Mel Coventry continue her fine form at Mannings Heath.

Playing off a ten handicap, Coventry used up eight shots of her allowance in the first eight holes, but played the next eight in one under par on her way to winning the Silver Division of the ladies’ first medal competition of the year on the Waterfall course.

Not even an anti-climactic eight on the last could prevent the win, as she signed for a nett 76,

Nearest challenger Lyn Turner was three shots behind, with Jen Cole a shot further back.

In the battle for Bronze honours, the three leaders carded nett 83s but Margaret Edwards, off 21, had the steadiest back nine to pip Anna Sowerby and Meriel Jolley on countback.

Mannings Heath Results: Ladies’ Medal Silver Division : 1st Mel Coventry 86 – 10 = 76; 2nd Lyn Turner 97 – 18 = 79; 3rd Jen Cole 92 – 12 = 80. Bronze Division : 1st Margaret Edwards 104 – 21 = 83; 2nd Anna Sowerby 109 – 26 = 83; 3rd Meriel Jolley 104 – 21 = 83.