Glover’s hot form continues in Burghley LCP Gross competition

Nick Glover, winner of the LCP trophy at Burghley Park with an aggregate score of 217 over the 3 rounds. EMN-140810-134712001
Nick Glover, winner of the LCP trophy at Burghley Park with an aggregate score of 217 over the 3 rounds. EMN-140810-134712001
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Scratch player Nick Glover continued his recent run of good form by claiming the three-round LCP Gross title at the weekend.

Taking a two shot advantage into the final round on Sunday, Glover played steadily to maintain his advantage, shooting a gross 73 to add to his 73 and 71 in the previous rounds for a total of 217, two shots ahead of fellow scratch golfer George Beadle who also shot 73 on Sunday.

David Scott recorded the best gross score of the day with a 72, but it was not enough to catch the leader. Scott finished on 221 in 3rd spot.

The net competition was close fought all day, with fast-improving junior Harry Tee recording an impressive net 63 for a three round total of 208.

Brian Peck also finished on 208, but his final round net 67 meant that Tee prevailed on countback. David Scott finished 4th on 212.

By way of compensation, Scott had the consolation of taking the Division One prize in Round Three, with a net 69.

He had a slow start, being three over gross after six holes, but pulled one back by the turn, and then burst into life with a level par back nine.

Paul Ramm had his best competitive round of the year to also come in with a net 69, but had to settle for 2nd spot on countback. Doug Watterson shot a solid net 70 to take 3rd.

Division Two saw Brian Peck streak away from the opposition shooting an excellent net 67 off his 11 handicap to win by three shots. He was cut to 10 for his efforts.

Gary Steadman claimed 2nd place with a net 70, and was cut to 12, whilst Steve Coultas took 3rd with a net 72.

Harry Tee dominated in Division Three, playing steadily over the full 18 holes and shooting six over gross on both the front and back nines, to come in with a net 63 which saw him cut 3 shots to 16.

Terry Arnold was 2nd with a net 70 and a cut to 14, with Iain McEwan 3rd on 70, and receiving a cut to 18.

32 players entered the midweek medal on Wednesday, making the best of the weather before it broke.

John Tilley continued his recent good run with an impressive net 67 to take the win. He only dropped two shots on the front nine before wobbling a bit to come in six over gross and, by virtue of an exceptional score audit, is now down to seven. Robert Fisher took 2nd place with a net 70 and was cut to nine, with Dave Millichip 3rd on net 73.

The Ladies Baxter Trophy attracted a field of 30 players, and was played over two days, Sunday and Tuesday.

The best scores all came on Sunday, with Elaine Brown coming out on top to claim the trophy with a net 67 which saw her cut 2 shots to 23. Lynda Lancaster was 2nd with a net 69, and came down two shots to 20. Doris Sissins took 3rd place with a net 74. The Tuesday Medal saw Mel Griffiths come out on top with a net 75, edging out Gail Hunt on countback with the same score. Pauline Crampin was 3rd with a nett 79.

The Seniors season came to a close on Thursday with their final fixture of the season, a home win against Sutton Bridge. Having lost the away game earlier in the year, Burghley were out to settle some scores, and played strongly all day to run out 6½ - 1½ winners, with David Piff and Keith Duff recording the biggest win of the day, beating their opponents 8&7.

Results – David Porteous & Dennis Wildman won 1 up, Alan Gray & Terry Lill won 2 up, Brian Tunnicliffe & Mike Wright won 5&4, Pete Hickman & Robert Irvine won 1 up, Bill Purchase & Kelvyn Tow halved, Bob Parker & Jim Clarke lost 4&3, Rod Wright & Fred Woodcock won 3&2, David Piff & Keith Duff won 8&7.

Seniors Captain Bob Collier, who has missed recent matches whilst he recovers from surgery, came along to support the team on the day, and thanked everyone for a successful season in which Burghley have recorded 16 wins, 8 draws and only 8 losses.