Surguy tops the charts with an impressive haul

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Forty golfers out of a field of 124 matched or beat their handicap in Leighton Buzzard’s February stableford.

Former school sports master John Surguy topped the scoring charts with an impressive 46 point haul – ten points better than his 16-handicap – to win the Division Two event, two points clear of Matthew Lowe, with Paul Dowdeswell third with 42 points.

And retired fireman David Minister carded 41 points to beat Andrew Ashall on countback for the Division One top spot, with Shin Bateman third with 39 points.

Leading scores were:

Division One: David Minister, Andrew Ashall – 41; Shin Bateman – 39; Graham Robinson, Voja Savic, Simon Thornton, Richard Harris, Ben Irvine, Shane Bentley – 38; Andrew Jenkins, John Latimer, Adrian Stephenson, Peter Burgoyne, Billy O’Neil – 37; Tom Day, David Scott, Steve Shepherd, Oliver Mortimer, George Sadowski – 36.

Division Two: John Surguy – 46; Matthew Lowe – 44; P:aul Dowdeswell – 42; John McSweeney – 41; Simon Enright, Tony Brinded – 39; Abe Plummer, Shaun Cavanagh, Dharm Naveen Diwakar – 38; Neil Jarvis, Peter Rudd, Colin Jeffery, Ben Hazell, Lee Braybrook, Chris Yirrell, Neil Laming – 37; Peter Townley, ,Stuart Goodwin, Steve Hammond, Richard Harris – 36.

Pictured right are Sandra Bellis and Ian Alexander as they were presented with the Davis Cup after beating Lesley Bednarek and Mike Turnock in the final.