Ireland pips Taylor on a countback to claim cup
ROY Ireland carded a three-under nett 68 to lift the Kennard Cup on Saturday.
Ireland was one of only seven players to beat par and had his handicap cut from 13 to 12.
A birdie three on the 18th saw him pip Gary Taylor on a countback.
Dave Hellier and Norman Ford finished on 69 while Dan Smith, Andy Bowers and Simon Young came in with 70s.
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Results, Kennard Cup: 1 Roy Ireland nett 68, 2 Gary Taylor 68, 3 Dave Hellier 69, 4 Norman Ford 69, 5 Dan Smith 70, 6 Andy Bowers 70, 7 Simon Young 70
Rhys Cruse won the Bowood Bowl and about £450 in prizes at Bowood, Wiltshire, at the weekend.
Playing the course for the first time, the scratch handicapper followed a gross 77 on Saturday with a one-under 71 on Sunday for a four-over total of 148.
Maureen Postles, Jane Gould and Rosemary Perry won the lady vice-captain's day Texas scramble on Wednesday with a nett 64.7.
Grace Jackson, Wendy Frost and Alison Hilton (65.1) finished second ahead of Liz Hall, Margot Seamer and Carol Scott (67.3).
Mollie Pilling posted 44 stableford points to win the juniors' Kirk Cup and cut her handicap from 23 to 20.
Pilling topped division two ahead of Ed Blackmore (38) and Dan Tidborough (38).
Jay Buckingham scored 42 to win division one by one from Alex Gibson and Nixie Acfield.
The 11-hole non-CONGU competition was won by Aaron Lazarus (23) in front of Joe Pike (19) and Antony Waterman (17).
Eddie Jackson was nearest the pin on the 14th while Lazarus won the non-CONGU prize on the fourth.
Tiverton's Harry Konig shot a two-under gross 67 to win the under-18 scratch prize in the Devon Junior Autumn Meeting at Exeter.
Tom Trowbridge came third in the under-16 scratch event, with 76, while Bradley Scott shot a 77 to be third at under-14 level.
Tom Waldron finished third in division two of the stableford competition with 42 points and also claimed the nearest-the-pin prize.
Leon Hogan followed him in fourth with 41 while Bronwyn Ayre was second in the girls' handicap event with 71.
Konig, Nixie Acfield, Trowbridge, Jimmy Heard, Alex Gibson, Sam Heard and Bradley Scott have qualified for the 36-hole Devon Boys' Championship at Boringdon Park on Tuesday, September 3.
They all qualified based on their Devon order of merit position in their respective age groups.
Konig finished 23rd in the 72-hole South of England Boys' Championship.
Konig was +11 after rounds of 81 and 73 at Sherborne and then 74 and 69 at Yeovil.
Konig and Trowbridge will play for Devon in the English Boys' county finals at Kedleston Park, Derby, this week.
Devon, who won the South West qualifier at Weston-super-Mare, will go up against Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the combined team of Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands.
The teams will play three foursomes matches and then six singles.
Padbrook Park had to settle for a draw against Fingle Glen in the latest East Devon League match.
The match was tied 2.5-2.5, but Padbrook lost one match on the 18th and another on the 17th.
Jamie Smith and Gary Stevenson and Phil Moore and Duncan Stamp won their matches by two holes. Rod Hutchings and youngster Sherrie Vile halved theirs.
There were narrow defeats for Duncan Hepburn and Chris Manley and Andy Rooker and Mark Want. It means Padbrook have two wins and a draw from their three EDL matches so far.
Kirk Holway won Judges' Day after three players tied on two under.
Holway registered his second win of the season on countback during a round which included six pars. Hong Chau took second spot ahead of Steve Held.
Results, Judges Day: 1 K Holway nett 70, 2 H Chau 70, 3 S Held 70, 4 A Gill 72, 5 A Pym 74, 6 P Knight 75
Curtis Edwards moved into pole position to win the John Emerton Cup with just one event left.
Edwards finished second in the penultimate midweek stableford, which took him from third to first in the season-long standings.
However, Duncan Hepburn scored points for the fourth event in a row and lies just one behind. In all, six players can still win or share the title.
Results, midweek stableford: 1 M Want 21pts, 2 C Edwards 20, 3 A Held 17, 4 D Stamp 16, 5 D Hepburn 16, 6 K Radbourne 16
John Emerton Trophy latest standings: 1 C Edwards 23pts, 2 Hepburn 22, 3 P Waters 20, T4 S Palmer 18, P Moore 18, 6 A Pym 17
Jim Kennard was a comfortable winner of the seniors' white tee stableford. His score of 38 points was five ahead of his nearest rival, Maurice Gwynne.
Results, seniors' white tee stabledford: 1 J Kennard 38pts, 2 M Gwynne 33, 3 G Campbell 33, 4 R Cavill 32, 5 M Smith 28, 6 D Turner 28
Two pairs managed to beat club pros Barry Austin and Devon Greenslade's score on Saturday's professionals day.
Mike Nott and Andy Frankum scored 41 points and Shaun Moore and Steve Fewings carded 40, beating the professionals' 39.
Results, professionals day: 1 M Nott & A Frankum 41pts, 2 S Moore & S Fewings 40, 3 B Austin & D Greenslade 39
Lyn Parry shot the round of the day as the ladies played their stableford nine on Thursday.
She recorded 40 points, with three players scoring 37. Rickie Pawsey edged out Stephanie Moffat and Viv Jordan on countback.
Results, ladies' stableford 9, silver division: 1 S Moffat 37pts, 2 S Button 33. Bronze Division 1: 1 L Parry 40, 2 R Pawsey 37. Bronze Division 2: 1 V Jordan 37, 2 N Barry 35
Richard Challands won Wednesday's midweek stableford with 44 points from Kev Cole (40).
Results, midweek stableford: 1 R Challands 44pts, 2 K Cole 40, 3 K Ware 34
Ian Pring topped division two of the Captain's Cup last Monday and was also the overall winner with 49 points.
The division one winner was Tom Berry with 43, cutting his handicap to single figures for the first time.
Results, seniors' Captain's Cup, division 1: 1 T Berry 43pts, 2 J Essery 41, 3 W Phillips 41. Division 2: 1 I Pring 49, 2 B Johnstone 42, 3 R Eidam 41