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PALS QUALIFY IN NATIONAL GOLF COMP…..

Two Leighton Buzzard golfing pals have qualified for the regional finals of a nationwide competition.

Regular playing partners Kamil Shah and Craig Simmons beat 48 other teams to win Leighton Buzzard golf club’s Daily Mail Foursomes and will now represent the club against other regional teams next Spring.

Craig and Kamil, a former Junior Captain of the Plantation Road club, won the Leighton leg after carding a nett 66 to win by four shots.

Runners-up were Shane Bentley and John Latimer with a nett 70, with George Elford and Christian Lester, David Evans and Gary Hart, Callum and Ryan Connew amd Stuart McLeod and Gregory White heading a chasing pack with a nett 71.

Leighton Club Captain Graham Freer, who stands down in January to be succeeded by Tim Mitchell, has completed his inter-club challenges with eight wins, five defeats and two drawn games.

Gill Mcdougall won Leighton Ladies Turkey stableford with a 36 point haul, beating Christine Purkiss by a shot. Vice Captain Barbara Rickard claimed third place on countback from Michelle  Plummer after both finished with 32 points.

Just days after being installed as Captain of the Ladies Section of the Leighton club, Oonagh Russell and club colleagues raised over £1,500 at a Christmas fair  for the charity the Ladies and incoming Club Captain Tim Mitchell will be supporting their terms in office, the Keech Cottage children’s charity.