Superior course management is key to Grant win

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Battling strong winds and very wet fairways, the Eastbourne Park GC Seniors found it hard to score points.

Grant Jones, managed the conditions very well to record a winning 37 points while Peter Lake was a close second with 36.

Mike Lipscombe and Dave Lewry managed 34 but after that the Field struggled to break 30.

Mike Lipscombe captured the ‘hole in two’ on the fourth and acting captain, Chris Mottershead, got nearest on the second. Tim Capon was closest on the sixth while Derek Fieldwick took the honours and par-three ninth.

Royal Eastbourne finished runners-up in the Southern Area final held at Spring Golf Course, Hampshire. Nick Ward carded a 69 and was the best roundof the day by five shots.

The team was Nick Ward, Alex Piper, Alfie Britland, Ben Clarke, Jack Giddins and Harri Belfield. They could qualify for the Nationals as best runners-up.