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LIZ NETS BUCKMASTER TROPHY….

Former Leighton Buzzard golf club Ladies Captain Liz Bagshaw has netted a coveted trophy while on form club colleague Mark Vincent has won a second in less than a month.

Liz, who has been no stranger to winning trophies during the years she has been a member of the Plantation Road club of which she was Ladies Captain in 2010, won the Ladies Buckmaster Salver with a nett 74. beating two other former Captains by two shots. Lynn Oliver finished runner-up on countback, beating former Ladies champion Rosalind Miles with a better score over the last nine holes.

Other leading scores were: 77 – Jane Tizzard and Oonagh Russell; 78 – Joanna Cox, Christine Purkiss, Sandra Bellis, Christine Robinson, while Pam Stannard won the 9-hole competition with 21 points, beating Michelle Payne on countback, with Barbara Healy pipping Virginia Gillett for third place.

[] Research and development director Mark Vincent has hit top form since investing time on the practice area with club professional Maurice Campbell . Just weeks after topping the table on Graham Freer’s Captains’ Day with a 40 point haul, 59-year-old Mark carded 42 points at West Herts, winning the Sandhouse Society Beefeater Trophy by a shot and adding a nearest-the-pin prize for his “blind” shot on the 160-yard Par 3 16th. Retired Heath and Reach based vision technician Billy O’Neill was runner-up with 41 points.

[] Golf club communications director Stuart Mcleod won Leighton’s June Medal with an impressive nett 67, two shots clear of runner-up Stephen Boud, with Jack Jones taking third place on countback. Lee Ashberry, Paul Dowdeswell, Mark Knight, Tony Brinded and Richard Winchester headed a chasing 90-strong pack with nett 70s.

PICTURE CAPTION:
Buckmaster Salver winner Liz Bagshaw (left) with Vice Captain Oonagh Russell.