Good week for Lamont

John Lamont
John Lamont

Boothferry Seniors provided the opposition for Bridlington Links’ EGGS Section’s Tuesday match and it proved to be a very close encounter on a beautiful summer day.

The Links Team just held off the challenge 4-3, with one rubber halved. There were some surprising results during the day, with some of the stronger pairings having harder matches than anticipated.

The 18-hole contest started in grand style, with another star performance by the in-form Roy Porter. His score of 41 points included a pair of twos, and put him a massive six points ahead of runner-up John Lamont

Ron Midgley was only one point behind in third place after a fine round of 34 points, including a two. Ken Beatson and Ron Howarth also recorded twos.

Lamont went one better at Thursday’s 18-holeCcompetition, which took the form of a medal. With the rough being brutal at this time of year, it took something special to beat the course.

Lamont returned a six-under-par 66 and again secured the attention of the Handicap Secretary. Brian Townend was runner-up, and Porter weighed in with another two.

The Thursday back nine competition was also a medal, with all three to count in each three-ball. Peter Hancock played his first game for a while after moving full time to Bridlington and the rest worked wonders for his game.

Playing off a handicap of 12, he recorded a nett 31 and took the honours with Micky McNamara and Alan Horsman, contributing to a team score of 110.

Ronnie Hoyle, Malcolm Beaumont and Mick Braginton were second with 118 shots.