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Results club champion: Alistair Balcombe 141; runner up: Louis Doe 145. Overall nett: Andrew Millington 141; Nigel Griffiths 142. First day nett: Tony Mills 68; first day gross: Paul Wilkinson 70; second day nett: Iain Clark 70; second day gross: Neil Swift 74.
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Goulden Cup: John Horler 38; Brian Smith 37.
In the meantime, stalwart member Derek Sutton achieved a hole in one on the Woodland course at The Dorset on the seniors' two day play away. Using a six iron, he cleared a large mid fairway oak tree on the par three fourth hole and his achievement was discovered by fellow competitors when they arrived on the green.
Chris Bellamy who took advantage of the fine weather and good course conditions reaching the turn well clear of the rest of the field with 23 points.
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Results: (Clevedon unless stated) Baxter Trophy: Chris Bellamy. Division 1: Geoff Smith (North Wilts) 39; Reg D Rose Shoes Gold Wiles 38. Division 2: Chris Bellamy 40; winner of the Philpot Cup Andrew Chatburn 39. Best visitors: Wayne Rowsell (Pontypridd) 37; Mike Hughes (Newport) 36. 70 and over and winner of the Adidas D Rose 7 Pe
AFTER missing last year's competition while competing in the national schools finals, Ali Balcombe returned to record his second win in Clevedon Golf Club's 36 hole men's championship.
Results ladies' champion: Debbie Quinn Hall 173. Overall gross: Marian Crewe 188; overall nett: Ruth Steele 144. First day nett: Sue Liddeatt; second day nett: Nikki Hind.
Perfect weather and course conditions prevailed and after 18 holes Balcombe had established a clear lead with a five under par 67. Although hard pressed on day two by course record holder Paul Wilkinson, who eventually was forced to retire with a wrist injury, Balcombe sailed home with a succession of pars to head the leader board with a three under par total on 141.
Running simultaneously, the ladies' championship produced a close encounter between Debbie Quinn Hall and Ruth Steele. Debbie gained a one shot advantage after the first round with a score of 85 and although fortunes were reversed on day two, she managed to hold on to win by one stroke with a total 173.
While fellow home players Brian Smith and Andrew Chatburn pressed hard on the back nine, Bellamy was able to hold on to finish at the top of the leader board with 40 points.
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