Golfing brothers double up to land knockout win at Stamford

PHIL and Chris Easter were brothers in arms as they won the doubles foursomes knockout at Stamford Golf Club.

Phil and Chris Easter

They defeated James Woodcock and Tony Cavanagh two up in the final to claim their first major in a pairs’ competition.

And it was a second major for each player in the current campaign as Chris, 32, recently won the Vice President’s Prize while Phil and Andrew Bent won the JD Schofield.

In the doubles, Phil and Chris were involved in a rollercoaster final.

Stalybridge-based Chris, a painter and decorator, explained: “We were two up then lost four holes on the bounce to go two down.

“The turning point was winning the 11th and then on the par three 12th I hit my tee shot to within two feet of the pin.

“We were one up but won the last hole to clinch victory.”

And there is sibling rivalry as Chris pointed out he has won three majors while his brother has two.

Andrew Bent has won the Sycamore Trophy for the best five gross scores from the nine medal majors.

His score was 345, 11 shots clear of runner-up Jamie Chadwick.

Bent also landed the Castle Trophy for the best five nett scores from the nine medal majors. This time his score was 343, two shots clear of second-placed Jamie Chadwick.

The Hyde Trophy, for the best five nett scores from the eight monthly medals, was shared between Andrew Angelone and Jamie Chadwick with 345.

The monthly medal saw Richard Irving (70-5-65) top the first division from Keith Dockerty (73-7-66) who was second.

Clear victor in division two was Matthew McLeod (84-16-68) who was three shots clear of Peter Yeoman (88-17-71), Robert Henshaw (84-13-71) and David Gilmore (88-17-71).

Division three winner was Tom White (88-19-69) from second-placed David Brownhill (88-18-70).

The Lady Vice President’s Competition was won by Marjorie Harrop with 27 points in the Stableford. Runner-up was Judith Whitehead (25) while third place went to Jacqueline Froggatt (20).

The women’s monthly medal was won by Judith Whitehead with a score of 117-36-81.

Runner up was Joanne Akers (99-11-88) while third place went to Susan McGinnety (166-36-130).


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