McConville returns 64 in Whitby Betterball

Whitby Golf Club.
Whitby Golf Club.

The third round of the Captain’s Betterball at Whitby was played in squally, damp conditions, but Tam McConville made light of that as he returned a 64 with both of his playing partners, John Hartley and Gordon Mackenzie.

John and Tam had the better last six holes after the back nines were tied.

Two pairs scored 68, Richard Brown partnering Mike Coates, and Peter Brown with Tom Havelock. Milburn Foursomes QR results: 67 Simon Gibson & Colin Rutland; 68 Simon Walker & Ian Wiggins; 69 Tam McConville & John Hartley. 73 1/2 and better qualified for the knockout stages.

Draw: Simon Gibson & Colin Rutland play Colin Upton & Dave Upton; James Jewell & Dean Bennett play Mel Purvis & Billy Hardy; Simon Walker & Ian Wiggins play Mike Clarkson & Adrian Brown; Tam McConville & John Hartley play Kevin Barker & Roger Davison. Midweek Stableford results: 38 (on back six) Steve Thornton; 38 Mike Storr; 37 (on back nine) Dean Bennett, Chris Shardlow.

Wendy Hurworth & Karen Fellows had a great third round match away at Teesside in the Daily Mail Foursomes coming back from 2 down to winning 4 & 3 and so progress to the 4th round.

Sue Wessel won the May Medal and Jersey Trophy in the most decisive manner, scoring nett 65 to win by a clear 14 strokes.

Sue Bennison was a distant second on 79, Sue Dryden had 80 and Janet McGeehin 81.

The Grouse Foursomes and the Silver Salver Mixed Greensomes are being played this Saturday after being abandoned in awful weather two weeks ago.

Sunday’s competition is the Des Burton Betterball Medal.

The ladies play for the Smales Cup on Tuesday, followed by the men’s Midweek Medal on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the seniors play Kirkbymoorside at home, and the ladies play the May Par combined with the Bogey Cup.

The winner of £100 in the 200 Club draw this week is Mrs Sue Wessel.