Roger takes first prize as the sun shines

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As the sun shone the scores tumbled at Lewes Golf Club this weekend.

26-handicapper Roger Lambert took first prize in the Winter Eclectic on Saturday with an outstanding 44 Stableford points.

Tim Evans was close behind with 43 and Mandy Hilton led a strong showing by the ladies by taking third place with 40 points. No fewer than 24 players in a field of 60 broke ‘even par’ with a score of 36 or better.

Lewes ladies are also going well in the Mail on Sunday National Knock Out competition.

They comprehensively beat their counterparts from East Sussex National in a second round tie.

Captain Claudine Lower, Christine Robinson and Anna Worth all won their matches, while Mandy Quick halved hers; so, although Sue Richardson was unsuccessful this time, Lewes still came out on top by 3.5 points to 1.5.

In other club competitions at Lewes, the March Medal went to Jonny Wood with a nett 67. Tom Hilton came second with nett 69 and AJ Boyse was a further shot behind in third.

Jackie Pelling took the Ladies Medal, also with a nett 67.

Paul Sandford’s nett 71 was good enough to claim the Midweek Medal. Paul Goswell took a shot more for second place and James Stewart, one of three players to finish on 73, took third prize on countback.

In the previous round of the ongoing Winter Eclectic series, Tom Drysdale topped the leader board with 37 points. He was closely followed home by David Pilfold and Nigel Couchman, who both scored 36 but were placed second and third respectively on countback.

The Seniors kicked off their 2014 Eclectic series with a closely fought affair which saw the top seven separated by just one point. Ray Eggleton, Terry Stanley and Alan Dack were given the 1-2-3 on countback after all three finished on 32.