Golf around the greens...
THE three captains annual match at Bigbury between Yelverton, the hosts and Tavistock was won by Yelverton.
In its 31st year, Dave Hyslop and his team defended the trophy they won on their home course last year.
The veterans, in preparation for their Emerton Court match, won the triangular match against the Ladies and Juniors. Their win by one point – 312 to the juniors' 311 was the closest finish for many a year.
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ST MELLION's Fossils suffered a 5-1 defeat on their travels at Yelverton, with only stalwarts Mike Nancekivell and Derek Baldwin preventing a clean sweep for the home side with a 2&1 victory.
Nearest the pin for St Mellion was Alan Bridgeman, and for Yelverton it was Chris Pearn.
The return match is scheduled for mid-September with the Fossils having an early opportunity to reverse their setback.
A near full house of 66 Fossils competed in a stableford event with the best score of 37 points returned by Geoff Barnicoat.
Long-term member Ian Macpherson (33) appeared on the podium with third place in the bronze division.
Results. Gold Division: 1 Geoff Barnicoat 37, 2 Keith Field 36 ocb, 3 David Pover
Silver Division: 1 Mike Nancekivell 36, 2 Roger Doney 35ocb, 3 Clive Rides
Bronze Division: 1 David Peet 35, 2 Peter Thornley 33ocb, 3 Ian Macpherson
Fossils Alan Lyme and Bruce Sobey put up an excellent showing in the final of the club's summer knockout event, taking single figure handicappers, Sean Chapman and Peter Floyd, to the 19th hole before finally conceding defeat.
The winners of the Ladies' Guest Day four ball better ball competition were Julie Hutton from St Mellion and guest Pat Westaway from Whitsand Bay with 38 points.
The runners up were Evelyn Postles (St Mellion) and Jill Owen (Elfordleigh) with 36 points.
Results. Scratch Cup Division One: 1 Sue Wenmoth (79-9=70), 2 Elaine Marshall (86-12=74 ocb)
Division Two: 1 Sheila Marquand (99-21=78), 2 Pam Hughes (101-21=80 ocb)
THE South West Seniors Open Team Championship overall winners were Peter Gliddon, Ben Lines, David Farmer from Staddon Heights.
The best Staddon team was John Brown, John Warn, Paul Adams.
The best visitors' team was Ray Roach, C Roach (Tavistock) and I Hendry.
Keith Brown of Bridport registered a hole-in-one during the competition.
Staddon enjoyed a 4½-3½ home win against Bowood.
Their winners were Alan Malton and Tony Williams 3&1, Eddie Wakeham and David Farmer 4&2, Bernard Higgins and Dave Kneebone 2&1 and Len Hirst and Roger Densley 2&1. Peter Gliddon and Robin Love halved their match
BIGBURY'S ladies hosted the semi-finals of the Still Cup for scratch teams with matches involving Teignmouth v Exeter and Saunton v Churston.
Teignmouth and Saunton came out on top and they will meet in the final at Torquay on September 27.
Maggie Best, Jane Rickman and Cathy Harrington (98 points) won the ladies' Border Reiver Trophy, a stableford for teams of three with all three scores counting.
In second place with 89 points were Christine Simpson, Amy McSweeny and Pauline Skinner.
The men's midweek medal was won by P Weedon with a gross 82, nett 67 which has reduced his handicap by one shot to 14.
Second was Mel Wix (nett 69) on countback from Steve Ryder.