Quantity surveyor Ryan Connew carded his best-ever competition score to win Leighton Buzzard golf club’s May medal with a a 45 point haul which resulted in four shots being clipped from his handicap.
Twenty-one year old Ryan, in his second year as a member of the Plantation Road club had four birdies in his round – and rued not entering the voluntary “2’s” competition which would have given him two shares of the prize pot.
Playing off a handicap of 19 to win the stableford event, Ryan beat 130 other Leighton golfers, including brother Callum who carded 30 points playing off a handicap of 15, just a tenth of a shot off Ryan’s new handicap of 15.2.
Leighton club Captain Graham Freer launched his inter-club team programme with a 4-2 win over Buckingham. After carding an opening two hole with Gary Bennett, Graham was followed into the club house with wins by Tony Hundall and Dave Evans, Billy O’Neill and Jon Dymock and John Latimer and Phillip Spratt-Callaghan.
But the result was reversed in the follow-up match against the Police with only Ian Rimmer and Chris Figg and John Clavey Simon Rossiter winning for Leighton.
Alex and Mike J Smith won Leighton’s Dennis Jordan foursomes qualifier with 40 points, a shot clear of Jon Dymock and Neil Laming with Steve Giles and Mark Vincent third with 38 points. Shane Bentley and John Latimer, Russell Cohen and Ben Willis and Jason Brooks and Julian Scarr headed a chasing pack with 36 points.
Rushmere Society Captain John Snith won the ‘Crick Trophy’ after bagging 39 points at Burnham Beeches, beating David Hack by a shot, while Phil Rickard carded 40 points to win the Leighton Sandhouse Resurrection trophy at Wellingborough, two shots clear of Ian Rimmer.