Golf
Forbes and Lintin are champions

Wednesday 26 September 2012 Updated: 26/09 16:36

ELLIOT FORBES and Veronique Lintin were crowned club champions at Kenilworth Golf Club on Saturday.

The championships, which were washed out in July, were blessed with sunshine and Forbes took full advantage to post rounds of 75 and 70 for an overall total of 145.

Four birdies in the morning round were negated by two double bogey’s on the 17th and 18th but Forbes responded in fine fashion to card four birdies during a splendid one-under-par afternoon round.

He finished five shots clear of runner-up James Lamond (76 and 74) 150, while Thomas Higgitt (78 and 74) was third on countback from Ben Hammond (78 and 74) 152 and Rob Owens 75 and 77 (152).

Lintin secured her first ladies club championship title with rounds of 89 and 85 for a winning total of 174.

Alice Young (87 and 89) 176 claimed the runners-up spot, while Maggie Smith was joint leader after the morning round with 87 but the pair were unable to keep pace with Lintin in the second round.

Meanwhile, a silent auction and beat the professional competition helped raise £3,000 for the Warwickshire Air Ambulance during the annual Captains’ Charity Day at Crewe Lane.

The morning shotgun competition was won by Kevin Armour, Sam O’Sullivan, Andrew Collins and Stuart Macleod with 90 points from Nick Congrave, Paul Morgan, David Wright and Mark Tutin 87.

Darrell Jones, Ken Catlow, Veronique Lintin and Deborah Nicholls finished third with 86 points from Nick W Wright, Richard Lane, Mick Rossborough andTony Rossborough.

Nearest the pin prizes went to Nick Congrave (4th) and Teresa Donnelly (10th).

The afternoon event was won by Ian Griffiths, Dave Lloyd, Mark Newbold and Adam Newbold with 86 points from Richard Joyce, David Cooper, Chris Gardiner and James Fisher 85.

Clive Simpson, Michael Madelin, James Ferris and Tony Hammond were third on countback from Karen McKenna, Albert McKay, Lyn Harrison and Ken Harrison after both teams scored 82 points.

The best ladies team was Carole Simmons, Judith Matthews, Sue Shortland and Eileen Rafique.

Nearest the pin winners were Sue Shortland (4th) and Andy Northwood (10th).

Completing a busy week, Tony Thwaites celebrated a hole-in-one on the 142-yard par three 4th hole during the Wednesday chuck-in.

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