The ladies crowned winners of the Brean Golf Club Presidents Trophy Tournament

Brean Golf Club’s annual Presidents’ Trophy tournament took place in glorious sunshine on Saturday 14th May.

The trophy was won by Lady Captain Bev Cranley and Carole Short, pictured with the club’s Lady President Bridget House.

The duo posted 49 runs in stableford betterball which was one of three scores by that number returned that day.

Andrew March, director of golf at the club, said: “Millie Jones teamed up with George Havercroft to return the second of those scores with Dave Bradley and John Cullinan also scoring 49 to join them in the final upset.”

“The computer tally decreed that Cranley and Short would be victorious with the best back six ahead of Jones and Havercroft despite a solo back nine holes from Jones.”

“Amazingly, 25 points from Stableford on the return leg was only enough to give Bradley and Cullinan third place, on many other days it would have carried them to victory.”

“Fourth place went to Steve and Zak Jones who also prevailed in a 48-point countdown relegating Martyn Brown and Nigel Ellis and the Lismore brothers, Scott and Byron, out of the prize pool.”

“Paul Bacon scored a stunning 24 on his back nine from May Stableford on Sunday and when that was added to his run of 21 on his opening nine, he didn’t surprise Division Three success. His epic victory lap saw him finish 4 ahead of Bob Pelzer and seven points ahead of third-placed Dave Mann.

“Although Paul Bacon had the highest score of the day, the round of the day probably belonged to Division 1 winner Dan Broom, who tied the Brean Amateur course record.”

“He needed just 67 shots to fight his way to victory. A lone bogey in third was offset by 3 birdies giving him a share of the record alongside Dave Porter and Peter Trego.”

“That equaled 43 points for Broom and that was three ahead of runner-up Kevin White with the aforementioned Porter in third on 39. The Division Two score didn’t quite hit the highs of the other two divisions at 37 points. on your mind.”

“Dan West took the win on a countdown of nine from Pete Dunn with Rob Perry taking third place with his score of 36.”

Pictured: Presidents Day winners Carole Short (left) and Bev Cranley (middle) alongside Lady President Bridget House (right)

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