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4-HOLE PLAYOFF IN SHANKLIN & SANDOWN GOLF CLUB’S MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

L-R: Steve Collins, Conner Knight, Ben Nicholls, Lee Hodgson, Leslie Webb with Club Captain Neil Hallett (front).

L-R: Conner Knight and Ben Nicholls

Over 80 players took part in the Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club Men’s Club Championship last weekend.

The Peter Hammond Cup (18 holes handicap) was played for on Saturday (13th) and was won by Steve Collins with a nett 64. On Sunday (14th), the Melville Hall Cup (18 holes handicap) was won by Ben Nicholls with a nett 65.

After the first round, players teed off in reverse score order with the best scoring players starting last. There were 14 players within 7 shots of the leader, George Foreman, who shot 69 in the first round.

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2 players in the penultimate grouping, Conner Knight and Ben Nicholls, finished on a total of 142 for the 2 rounds, 6 shots ahead of the next player. A 4 hole playoff was required to determine the winner of the Championship. After the 4 playoff holes, which were gripping, Conner Knight was crowned the winner.

The Roger Matthews Salver 36 holes handicap was won by Lee Hodgson with a nett score of 129. The Hill Quaich 36 hole scratch (over 55’s) was won by Leslie Webb with a scratch score of 148.

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