DAINTON Park's Richard Ward is going to Woodhall Spa next month to represent Devon in the Champion of Champions competition following his win in the Devon Scratch Championship at Honiton.
Ward dramatically won the 27-hole medal competition on the fourth extra hole. He was leading by a shot after the first 18 holes with a 72, then followed up with a 35 for the nine holes in the afternoon to tie for first place on the leader board and force a play-off.
The scores were still tied after the three extra medal holes and it was back to the first hole for sudden death, where it was Ward who kept his nerve with a par to clinch victory.
Steve Henson won the gross and nett competitions over 36 holes at the Dainton Club Championships.
Nathan Brown (0) led the gross after the morning round with a 73 but ran into trouble on the back nine in the afternoon coming in with an 80 and finished overall fourth on 153.
Alex Lopez (2) finished third after a morning 76 and an afternoon 75 and an overall 151. James Klinkenberg (5) finished runner-up on 150 after two rounds of 75 with nothing worse than bogey, and an eagle three on the par five 14th.
Henson (+5) came in winner by four shots on 146 after a morning round of 74 which included an eagle three on the par five 16th and an afternoon round of 72 including four birdies. His handicap has dropped a shot.
Henson also won the nett competition with 136, second was Klinkenberg on 143. In third place was Stuart Wakeham (16) with nett 143, and in fourth place Daryl Page-Dove (5) with nett 144.
Forty Dainton ladies took part in a competition based on the Solheim Cup
The USA team came out victorious by 92½ points to 87½.
Division One of the monthly stableford was won by Caron Ward with 36 points and resulted in her handicap being cut to 11. Second place went to Jo Fisher (35), and third was Sue Carnell (34).
Division Two was won by Sally Clements with (34pts), second place went to Pauline Ashton with (32) and third was Ann Webb (31).
The White Tees Senior Monthy Medal was won by John Strainge (16) with a steady round of gross 85 nett 69.
Second place was Dave Martyn (13) with gross 83 nett 70, and third was Mel Langdon(13) with gross 86 nett 73.
The Yellow Tees Medal was won by Alan Weavers (17) with gross 80 nett 63.
Runner-up was Roger Carpenter (24) with gross 91 nett 67 and third David Wilks (23) with gross 91 nett 68.
Sonja Ryland, Caron Ward and Dee Thompson dovetailed into a great team effort in the Ladies 3 Ball Texas Scramble Open at Bigbury and won emphatically by three points.
Previously, Robert Abel, Ken Leadbetter, Charlie Cruickshanks and Howard Chapman had finished runners-up in the four-ball team Texas Scramble Open on the same course.