Seniors Championship
Written by Administrator

The Cambridgeshire Seniors Championship took place yesterday on a breezy, sunny day at the Bourn Golf Club.

45 golfers from 12 Cambridgeshire clubs took part and at the end of the day, the 1st pair out, playing together, tied for the Championship.

Kevin Diss from Gog Magog and Current holder John Yuill of the Links, Newmarket came in early with 78's which proved to be the winning score.

Kevin, a former County Captain, who was one of the best golfers in the region for many years, has just reached 55 years of age so it was his 1st County Seniors Championship. John has won it twice in the past 3 years and is a very steady player who in 2014 won the UK Seniors Order of Merit.
Out in 38 strokes, Kevin raced to a 2 shot lead over John. They both then birdied the 10th hole but when the Links man bogeyed the par 3 eleventh hole, the lead increased to 3 shots.

Yuill hit back with a birdie at twelve to Diss's bogey and the lead was cut to one shot.

They continued to exchange blows and when Diss bogeyed the par 5 sixteenth hole they were level. Both the bogeyed the 17th then parred the last to finish on 78.

In 3rd spot one shot back was Stephen Plumb from Saffron Walden.

The 4 hole playoff, starting at the 10th hole was a fairly tame affair with both golfers dropping 2 shots, and so to sudden death back down the 10th hole. John unfortunately landed his second shot onto the top tier of the green and with the pin on the bottom half of the Mackenzie green in a tricky position, he failed to get down in 2 more shots. With Kevin making a solid par it was all over and a new champion was crowned.

The best net was won by Alan Todd, current captain of the Ely City Golf Club with a net 71 after a card play off with local member Don MacDonald. The 3rd net went to the Bourn captain Dominic McCormack with 74 net.

The Bourn club put in a big effort to get the course in pristine condition for the championship and so congratulations to the head green keeper and his staff.
The catering and bar service was 5 star as is usual when the County come to Bourn. Excellent food was enjoyed by all despite the panic when it went to a 5 hole playoff when the food was ready.

Thanks also to the professional staff, especially Luke Bowers who acted as starter on the 10th tee.

Next year's championship is at Gog Magog Wandlebury course on the 26th June.

Kevin Diss now goes forward to represent the County in the County Seniors Champion of Champions at Woodhall Spa on the 10th/11th September 2016.

Other prize winners

55 - 59 category Keith Moore St Ives 80
(after a card play off with Allan Campbell Gog Magog 80)
60 - 64 category Peter Laughlin Gog Magog 82
65 - 69 category David Burt Saffron Walden 80
70+ category Richard Douglas Links, Newmarket 87

 

Scoreboard

  COMPETITORS CLUB AGE GROSS H/C NET
1 Kevin Diss Gog Magog Golf Club A 78 2 76
2 John Yuill Links Golf Club (Newmarket) C 78 3 75
3 Stephen Plumb Saffron Walden B 79 5 74
4 Keith Moore St. Ives (Hunts) Golf Club A 80 5 75
5 Allan Campbell Gog Magog Golf Club A 80 5 75
6 David Burt Saffron Walden Golf Club C 80 5 75
7 Alan Todd Ely City Golf Club A 81 10 71
8 Graham Miller Gog Magog Golf Club A 81 5 76
9 Peter Laughlin Gog Magog Golf Club B 82 5 78
10 Neil Hughes Gog Magog C 82 1 81
11 John Davies Brampton Park Golf Club A 84 6 78
12 John Quigley Links Golf Club (Newmarket) A 84 6 78
13 Digby Long Gog Magog Golf Club C 85 9 76
14 Jim Law Brampton Park Golf Club A 85 7 78
15 Gerald O'Keane Gog Magog Golf Club C 85 5 80
16 Howard Boylan Elton Furze Golf Club A 85 4 81
17 Don MacDonald Bourn Golf Club D 87 16 71
18 Owen Scott-Reid Gog Magog Golf Club B 87 8 79
19 Richard Douglas Links Golf Club (Newmarket) D 87 7 80
20 Dominic McCormack Bourn Golf Club A 88 14 74
21 Michael Morrison Gog Magog Golf Club A 88 5 83
22 Robert Chamberlain Lakeside Lodge B 89 11 78
23 Neil Cooke Girton Golf Club C 89 11 78
24 Michael Hoare Ely City Golf Club C 89 10 79
25 Barry Carter Gog Magog Golf Club D 89 10 79
26 George Walters Elton Furze Golf Club D 90 8 82
27 Larry Barnes Brampton Park Golf Club C 90 6 84
28 Colin Hurst Bourn Golf Club D 91 15 76
29 John Durman Links Golf Club (Newmarket) D 91 8 83
30 John Williams Gog Magog Golf Club C 91 6 85
31 Ken Chatteris Ely City Golf Club B 92 11 81
32 Stephen Williams Gog Magog Golf Club C 93 8 85
33 Stanley Nixon Ely City Golf Club D 95 13 82
34 Stuart Watson Bourn Golf Club B 95 8 87
35 Andy Anderson Elton Furze Golf Club C 100 8 92
36 David Harding Bourn Golf Club D 102 18 84
37 Doug Poole Brampton Park Golf Club C 102 5 97
38 Ken Green Elton Furze Golf Club D 103 23 80
39 Keith Howlett Bourn Golf Club C 103 13 90
40 Angus Topham-Smith Gog Magog Golf Club D 108 19 89
41 Hamish Fleming Links Golf Club (Newmarket) B NR 5 NR
42 Lorne Williamson Gog Magog Golf Club D NR 11 NR
43 Roger Tacq Ramsey Golf Club B NR 12 NR
44 Jed Isbell Bourn Golf Club B NR 13 NR
45 John White Bourn Golf Club D NR 17 NR