Club Championship Day
Return to form for Paul; Flora defends
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The Men’s, Ladies and inaugural Senior’s Club Championships were played yesterday having been delayed from July owing to COVID. Over 60 members played across all three events ensuring the course was full and creating a positive atmosphere around the Club.

The Ladies qualifying round was played last Tuesday with players with the top 10 (gross) scores going on to play in the final round. Defending Champion Flora Keites was the top qualifier following a 75 on Tuesday. Five shots adrift were Diane Carter and Helen Lagadu.

Weather conditions were perfect, but a tough course set up made for difficult scoring for the Ladies. Flora’s 77 was the best of the day for the Ladies with Helen two strokes further back. Flora successfully defended the Corbin Trophy with a total of 152. Helen was runner-up seven strokes further back on 159. In third place was Hannah Scriven.

The Men’s Championship is played over 36 holes with both rounds on the same day. The best round of the morning was Matthew Vincent who carded a one-under par 69. Matthew was out in one over par 37, with bogeys at the 7th and 9th and a single birdie at the short 8th. He recovered with a fine two under back nine 32, with birdies at the 13th and 18th.

A further shot behind after a level par 70 was Paul Le Chevalier. ‘Chevy’s’ round was a little more entertaining and featured a treble bogey, double bogey, an eagle and five birdies! In third place after the morning round was Trevor Gray who returned a solid one over par 71. With another three players on 72, there was plenty to play for in the afternoon.

All eyes were on the battle between Paul and Matthew who had been paired together for both rounds. First blood went to Paul after Matthew bogeyed the opening hole, drawing them level. Paul then lead by three after he birdied the 3rd and Matthew made a double bogey. Paul lead by three shots after nine, turning in an excellent two under 34 to Matthew’s 40.

He extended his lead by a further three shots after making a birdie three at the 10th to Matthew’s double bogey. Paul then never let up and finished the remaining eight holes in level par, making a bogey at 16 and a birdie on the final hole carding a very impressive 67. He finished with a two-round total of 137. Runner-up was Trevor Gray who added another fine 71 to his morning round for a 142 total. In third place was Hugo Jacques, one of the players tied in fourth place in the morning with a 72, who added a 75 in the afternoon.

This was a welcome return to form for Chevy who won the title for the sixth time, but it was his first since 2002. In his speech he paid tribute to his coach, Alex Mollin, for turning his game around over the last year or so.

Also played yesterday was the inaugural Seniors Club Championship. Played over 18 holes the winner on a count back, from Bob O’Brien, was Mike Street returning a 76 gross. In third place was Colin Attwood who beat his age by a stroke after carding a 77.

At the joint presentation Past Captain Mike Le Feuvre, who was instrumental in setting up the Seniors Championship, announced that there will be a trophy for this event in the future, with the Dobin family donating one in memory of Past Captain Clive Dobin who passed away a few years ago. Not only was Clive a Past Captain and Past President of Jersey Island Golf he was a stalwart of senior golf within the island.

A fitting announcement to end an excellent day of golf.

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