Tivvy's Trowbridge wins UK Juniors Links event
TIVERTON starlet Tom Trowbridge stormed to a seven-shot victory in the UK Juniors Links Championship in Hampshire.
The 14-year-old shot a level-par gross 71 from the back tees and cut his handicap from six to five. He is on track to reach his target of four this year.
Trowbridge said: "It's always great to win but by seven shots was amazing. I didn't know my exact score but knew I was playing well."
Nonagenarian Noel Thomas moved into the semi-finals of the men's winter foursomes after he and David Wright beat Kevin Ruscoe and Dale Flint on Saturday.
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Thomas, 92, and Wright will now take on either Tony Sykes and Mike Cottrell or Tim Thompson and Jimmy Heard.
David Jack and Ron Stonebridge will face Colin Carey and Steve Buchanan in the semis after beating Ian Budden and Tim Durrant
Kevin Harper, Jim Bray, Andy Pryce and Simon Budden shot a gross 58 for a nett 55.5 to win the men's Texas scramble.
Eric Cole, Nick Konig, Steve Bazley and Andy Ogden came second (56.6), with Stuart Moore, Cliff Hagley, Craig Aitchison and Pete Guest third (57.4).
Stacey Ford clinched the silver division of the ladies' February stableford with 37 points, beating Judy Phripp by three.
Mollie Pilling won the nine-hole competition with 21, with Annette Cardwell second (16).
Results, silver division: 1 Stacey Ford 37pts, 2 Judy Phripp 34, 3 Rachel Bray 33. Bronze division: 1 Sianne Leary 34, 2 Hannah Carthew 27, 3 Julia Cole 27
David Wright plundered 44 stableford points to win the fourth qualifying competition for the veterans' Duckworth Salver.
Results: 1 David Wright 44pts, 2 Ed Tansey 39, 3 Roger Norton 39, 4 Ian Wilson 37, 5 David Green 37, 6 Trevor Milner 37
Eddie Jackson and Harry Pryce shot 33 stableford points over 11 holes to win the juniors' drawn pairs event.
Ryan Allington picked up a prize in his first competition as he and Sam Heard were second (31).
Grace Jackson and Leon Hogan (31) came third ahead of Ben Hearn and Dan Brooks (28), Eddie Sangster and Alex Trepess (28).
Andy Frankum and Ian Pring won their divisions of Sunday's individual stableford with 42.
Frankum topped division one from Tim Lee (40) and Pring won division two ahead of Jeremy Thornton (40) and Bernard Blatchford in third.
Keith Ware claimed Saturday's pro stableford with 36 points
Doreen Warren recorded a four-shot victory in the ladies' par competition with -1.
Betty Willey was second in bronze division one behind Warren, with Elizabeth Mapson topping the silver division with -7. Diane Botterill claimed bronze division two with -4.
Pring continued his fine form with victory in the seniors' stableford scoring 41 points on countback from John Cann.
Wally Phillips recorded his first hole-in-one in the previous week's individual stableford event, but John Hooper took first place in division one with 39 points. David Jones was second with 38.
In division two, Brian Johnston (47) won by six from Pring.
Professionals Barry Austin and Devon Greenslade got their season up and running at Trevose.
They played in a team with Crediton members Chet Greenslade, Tony Cockayne, James Bourner and Dave Slee in the Devon Alliance.
Austin won the pro individual, with scores of 32 and 42 points and finished third in the pro-am with Slee with scores of 38 and 41.
Bourner and Cockayne came third in the amateur-am section with scores of 34 and 37.
Robin Abrahams, Paul Williams and Ian Burridge (81) won a one-two-three team stableford.
Graham Dyne and Chet and Oliver Greenslade were second with 80 and Alan Dransfield, Gary Greenwood and Gary Pell third with 79.
Results, seniors' individual stableford: 1: Ian Pring 41pts (bb9), 2 John Cann 41, 3 David Jordan 40 (bb9), 4 Brian Johnston 40pts
Ladies' par competition, silver division: 1 Elizabeth Mapson -7, 2 Sophie Button -8. Bronze division 1: 1 Doreen Warren -1, 2 Betty Willey -5. Bronze division 2: 1 Diane Botterill -4
Pro stableford: 1 Keith Ware 36pts, 2 Matt Arnold 33
All-club stableford, division 1: 1 Andy Frankum 42pts, 2 Tim Lee 40, 3 Simon Cartlidge 39. Division 2: 1 Ian Pring 42, 2 Jeremy Thornton 40 (bb9), 3 Bernard Blatchford 40
Richard Hughes won the February stableford with 39 points, edging out Gareth Parker on countback. Gary Stevenson took third spot as he edged out two rivals on countback.
Results, February stableford: 1 R Hughes 39pts, 2 G Parker 39, 3 G Stevenson 35, 4 J Smith 35, 5 R Cavill 35, 6 B Howarth 34, 7 C Senik 34
Padbrook Park will face Honiton in round one of the Daily Mail Foursomes. Kev Taylor and Rob Broomfield, who won the qualifying event, have home advantage in the tie.
Padbrook have been rewarded for their first round win at Minehead in the Mail on Sunday Classic with a home draw. They will play Woodbury Park.