WEST REGION PGA
CHRISTIAN Vine won his first regional pro-am for almost two years at Stover.
Vine, the Woodbury Park teaching professional, carded seven threes and three fours to register five birdies over the first 10 holes.
The 35-year-old has been playing regularly this season after returning permanently last year from Austria. It was his 17th top-10 finish of the season.
Vine, whose most recent win was in the Exeter ladies pro-am last season, was out in 30, but made three birdies and dropped three shots in an inward nine of level par 35.
It gave him a four-under-return of 65 to beat former European Tour winner David Dixon and Honiton's in-form James Pickard by one shot. Pickard made six birdies and added three bogeys.
Lee Scott and Lloyd Sampson teamed up with juniors Sam and Jimmy Heard to win the open four-man team event on Saturday. The quartet scored 87 stableford points.
John Phripp and David Jack carded a 10-under nett 61 to win the Britton Fourball.
Darren Lowman and Steve Jack were runners-up with 63, beating Alun Manley and Tim Durrant on a countback.
Dean Farmer and Pete Guest scored 64 to come fourth on a countback from Bob Tye and Neil Carthew.
Tony Allsopp won the men's Lewis Tankard stableford competition with 40 points. Lee Davey was second with 39 while Ian Postles was third (37).
Tony Wood-Wright carded an eight-under nett 63 to secure the veterans' Challenge Trophy.
Wood-Wright finished four ahead of Terry Barwell.
Results, Veteran's Challenge Trophy: 1 Tony Wood-Wright 63, 2 Terry Barwell 67, 3 Mike Hurley 68, 4 John Phillips 69, 5 Bill Northwood 69, 6 Ed Tansey 70
Mollie Pilling lifted the juniors' Heathcoat Trophy after shooting a nett 65. Sam Heard finished second with 66, with Joe Heard third on 67.
The Holland Trophy, played on the same day, went to Sarah Sweetland with 46 stableford points.
Jay Scott scored 40 to finish second on a countback from Emily Vickery.
In the 11-hole non-CONGU competition off the blue tees, Callum Barnes (32) was first ahead of Anthony Waterman (21).
Off the red and yellow tees, Sam Pryce (32) eased to victory in front of Dave Baldwin (21) and Ben Thomas (21).
Harry Konig finished nearest the pin on the ninth while Baldwin claimed the non-CONGU prize on the fourth.
Tiverton's youngsters brought back a number of prizes from the junior open at Honiton.
Sam Heard won division one with a nett 69 and Jay Buckingham was the runner-up on 70.
Leon Hogan fired a 64 to win division two on a countback from Ryan Kemp.
Harry Konig finished second in the boys' scratch event, while Sarah Sweetland came third in the girls' nett competition. Jay Scott was nearest the pin on the 12th.
Dan Brooks won the non-CONGU competition ahead of Sam Pryce.
Simon Vicary won the September stableford on a countback after a tie on 39 points with Jamie Smith.
Smith, who recorded three birdies, was left to count the cost of a double bogey on the final hole. Dave Payne took third place with 37.
Results, September stableford: 1 S Vicary 39pts, 2 J Smith 39, 3 D Payne 37, 4 R Hughes 36, 5 H Evans 33, 6 K Curtis 33
Smith's finish virtually assures him of the season-long order of merit.
With just three events left he has a 35-point lead over Gary Stevenson.
Order of merit standings: 1 J Smith 127pts, 2 G Stevenson 92, 3 P Moore 79, 4 P Knight 71, 5 S Vile 70
There was a four-way tie in the seniors' September stableford as one shot covered the top seven players.
Nick Mitchell won thanks to having the best score over the closing holes. John Bowden – who came fourth – suffered due to double bogeys on four of the last five holes.
Results, seniors' September stableford: 1 N Mitchell 33, 2 R Williams 33, 3 S Penfold 33, 4 J Bowden 33, 5 G Campbell 32, 6 R Elston 32, 7 R Bell 32
Youngster Sam Palmer continued his impressive year with victory in the pro shop stableford. He scored 42 points to finish two ahead of Martyn Cherry.
Results, Pro shop stableford: 1 S Palmer 42, 2 M Cherry 40, 3 N Rogers 39, 4 N Clift 37, 5 M Johns 36, 6 R Cavill 36
Dennis Wright won the David Moss Vase with 44 points, with David Warren coming in second with 43.
In division two, Eric Parkes was the winner with 39, just beating Richard Wilson on a countback.
The ladies played their Daily Mail Foursomes event, with June Skuse and Rickie Pawsey winning it with 40 points.
In second with 35 were Stephanie Moffat and Elizabeth Mapson.
Gerry Hodder and Di Botterill hit 39 points to win the mixed open.
Results, seniors' David Moss Vase, division 1: 1 D Wright 44, 2 D Warren 42, 3 R Field 41. Division 2: 1 E Parkes 39, 2 R Wilson 39, 3 F Greenwood 38
Ladies' Daily Mail Foursomes: 1 J Skuse & R Pawsey 40, 2 S Moffat & E Mapson 35, 3 A Jones & R Ford 34
Mixed open: 1 G Hodder & D Botterill 39, 2 I Hemmings & R Bennett 36, 3 A & L Richardson 36
Trevor Eardley scored a nett 63 to win the seniors' Hoylake Putter. Norman Baker's nett 65 earned him second place.
Hilary Richardson scored 46 points to take first place in the ladies' roll-up on the Acorns course on Tuesday, with Angela Bungar (35) heading the field on the Oaks course.
Rick Wallace, with 37 points, won the midweek competition, followed by Don Hayes (36), who was declared the runner-up on a countback.
There was an excellent turnout for the fifth card in the order of merit.
John Anderson's nett 67 won the first division, just edging out Simon Challis (68).
The second division was won by Simon Courtney scoring 67, ahead of Paul Crafter on 68. James Hill was third division winner scoring 71, followed by Colin Gray (73).
The ladies' silver division was won by Sara Beaven's 75 ahead of Su Persey on 78.
Louise Neilson won the bronze division scoring 76, with Maggie Thomas (78) second.
Fingle Glen's ladies team retained the President's Trophy, beating Holsworthy in the final at Thurlestone.
The team of Ann Hazelwood, Anne Woodger, Amanda Winsor, Ann Short, Jane Lee, Michelle Underwood and Ellen Norton won 4-3 overall.
A club par competition was held on Tuesday. The winner with +2 was Roger Haley, from Les Drew on countback. Ben Benfold was third one shot behind.
Thea Durbin scored 36 points to take first place in the grandmother's trophy. However, as she is still a few months away from becoming a grandmother, so the trophy went to Anne Woodger with 35. Molly Hutchins was third, while Jane Cornelius was fourth, both with 40.
Fingle Glen also retained the trophy in their annual challenge match with their sister club Huntswood in Buckinghamshire. The match ended in a 3-3 draw.
Alan and Marcia Jones teamed up with Sue and David Stanbury to win the Okehampton four-ball better ball mixed open.
They scored 78 points to win on countback from Brian and Sally Newman and Richard and Karen Ward.
Best combination prize went to Del Nash and Carol Skrzypczak, with partners Aaron West and Kim Mundy, with 76. The best home prize went to David and Sue Williams and Paul and Michelle Widdows with 74.
Colin Cornwall and Mark Curtis scored 42 points to win Saturday's fourball better ball stableford.
Second, also with 42, were Graham Moysey and Del Owen and in third were Kevin Cornwall and Malcolm Hill (42).
The winners of division two were Ron Copeland and Graham Harding with 41. Steve Browne and Barry Ratcliffe were second with 38 and third, with 37, were Matt Flavin and Jim Morey.
Dean and Mike Jordan won the Steele Perkins competition as the club's knockout finals were played. They beat Peter Bennett and Jerry Wollen.
Results, finals day, Steele Perkins competition: 1 Dean Jordan & Mike Jordan, 2 Peter Bennett & Jerry Wollen. Life members' four ball betterball: 1 Phil Mills & Dennis Waterman, 2 Darren Thorpe & Geoff Pascoe. Scratch cup: 1 Tim Harris, 2 Peter Money. Ladies' club championship: 1 Gill Whitehead, 2 Hannah Armstrong. The Millbrook: 1 Debbie Bent & Nick Rimmer, 2 Lyndon Bent & Sal Rimmer. Hancock Cup: 1 John Bamford, 2 Mike Shepherd. Life member: 1 Dave Lewandowski, 2 George Robinson. Family foursomes: 1 Debbie Bent & Lyndon Bent, 2 Mark Crouch & Tom Crouch
Alongside finals day, a fourball better ball stableford was played.
David Hough and David Grant won with 43, with Duncan Beck and Mike Fowkes second.
East Devon ladies beat Okehampton to win the Sheelah Creasy Bowl for the first time since 1992 at Thurlestone last Thursday.
On their way to the final, East Devon played 10 matches, winning nine and halving the other.
The final was close, with the scores level after four matches but the next two went to East Devon to see them win the title.
The team was captained by Elaine Whitehead and included Lisa Tinsley, Sally Shackleton, Sarah Jones, Barbara Mellor, Linda Holdway, Deirdre Mackness and Jan Harvey, with Pat Jarvis and Mo Reynolds as reserves.
Other players who helped East Devon reach the final were Ali Miller, Suzanne Reed, Hilary Drew, Maria Heard, Julie Clarke, Sandra Sydenham and Linda Knapton.
The Crocus Silver Salver returned home when Jean Dyer and Karen Burge won the silver division salver of the Warren Crocus with 39 points.
The competition was originally initiated by Sheelah Creasy of The Warren and the salvers were bought with money left to the Devon Ladies' Golf Association.
Iain Reynolds won last Wednesday's men's stableford with 36 points. Second place went to Glyn Broome (35), with Steve Turpin (34) third.
In the vets' section, Ian Roberts came out on top of the eclectic competition, played over three rounds.
He scored a nett 60, which beat runner-up Roger Bloomfield by four shots.