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Caroline Collins wins the Ethel Brook Cup at Canterbury Golf Club

Canterbury Golf Club's Caroline Collins showed her class to win the Ladies Autumn meeting, the Ethel Brook Cup.

She was two shots clear of Sue Jones, the only other player below par.

Caroline Collins (h12) showed her class to win the Ethel Brook Cup
Caroline Collins (h12) showed her class to win the Ethel Brook Cup

Collins returned a gross 80, net 68, and was relieved to pull the round together after starting with two double bogeys. Another followed at the seventh but she birdied the ninth and dropped only two shots on the back nine.

Alyson Wreford finished five shots back and second in Division 1, a shot ahead of Ali Ord and fourth placed Jenny Rutherford.

Ord won the Mary Edmondson Scratch Salver for the lowest combined scratch scores in the Summer and Autumn meetings, adding an 80 to her 85 in July for a total gross total of 165 to win on count back from playing partner Rutherford. Gillian Soutar was third.

Alan Moore joined a growing list of first time winners this season when he fired a personal best gross 78, net 65, to win the Jack Snell Trophy by one from Chris Brown on Sunday.

Moore had never before broken 80 in a competition round but beat his previous best by three, to edge out Brown, whose only blemish was a double bogey on the 14th.Dan Cooke was third.

David Divers bettered his best competition score at Canterbury by four shots, shooting a gross 83, net 64, to win Monday’s Seniors Newing Bowl medal by two from Richard Jaworski.

John McNeil called it ‘personal triumph’ after recovering from long term health issues to win his first competition at Canterbury with his best recorded round, a gross 84, net 63, for 44 points in the previous Monday’s Seniors Stableford.

Amos Brazier, aged 13, scored his best Canterbury competition round, a gross 84, net 67, to win both the Junior Jack Snell gross medal competition and the Bill Cryer Cup for his net score, on Sunday.

Richard Wallis, meanwhile, says he is close to the from the form of his life as he targets the pinnacle of his golfing year, the PGA Professional Championship at Trentham Golf Club early next month.

He won for the fourth time in as many starts last Thursday.

Canterbury GC teaching professional Wallis won back to back Pro-Ams at Knole Park, Sevenoaks and Hankley Common in Surrey last week and the the PGA Southern Open title and the Langley Park Pro-Am the week before.

“I’m probably not in the form of my life but it’s not a million miles away,” he said.

“I’m about thirty under par for my last five rounds and it’s sending out a signal to everybody ahead of my big one.”

Ashford Golf Club's East Kent League team
Ashford Golf Club's East Kent League team

Meanwhile, the Seniors Club Trophy at Ashford Golf Club proved to be a closely contested affair.

Tony Rubbo emerged as a countback winner, just edging out Robert Perry, both players returning scores of nett 69.

Tony Rawbone, Bob Wordsworth and Norman Barnes all signed for scores of 71 and it was Barnes who shot the lowest gross round of the day, a fine 77.

The Ladies were busy over the weekend their President’s Prize being played over three days, starting on Friday when Karen Pickering and Jenny Ursell both scored 35 points, followed on Saturday with Jane Dawson notching 36, two clear of Shiela Woodgate.

On Sunday, the girls were in action, again part of a field of 103 players and on this occasion Tracyann Wood took the plaudits with a fine score of 38 points. Sue Wanless recorded 36 and Shiela Woodgate continued her good form with 34.

The overall winner the President’s Prize was David East who gets his name on the Trophy following a round that accumulated 40 points, a single point ahead of four players, Jim Betts, Lennie Brooker, Craig Davis and Luke Reeves, all back in the clubhouse after some excellent golf.

The East Kent League team had their end of season golf day after an abandoned season of matches. It was played as a pairs Texas scramble with the winners Callum Gardiner and David Bible returning an impressive 59.

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