THE Vale Golf Club's ladies' greensomes open attracted 104 players from 12 clubs.

The challenging weather ensured a close leaderboard.

Jayne Keesham and Avril Macleod (The Warwickshire) won with 36 points from Elizabeth Steele and Karen Fisher (Burford) on 35 as they took second on countback from home players Shelagh Inglis and Sally Smith.

The Vale's Cheryl Wileman and Issy Green were fourth on 34.

A raffle raised £353 for Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity.

Meanwhile, The Vale seniors won three of their four inter-club matches, having beaten Naunton Downs 7-1, Droitwich 5½-1½ and Puckrup 4-2 while losing 4-3 to Stratford Oaks.

Their first inter-club match was the important second leg of their fight to reclaim the Chip n Vale Trophy that was lost last year to Cotswold club.

A 7-0 home victory and 4½-2½ away loss saw the cup safely return to The Vale.

Of the 20 seniors' inter-club matches played this year The Vale have won 10 and halved two.

A hard-fought stableford on captain Derek Lambert’s away day at Feldon Valley resulted in a Division One countback win and the Harry Adams Cup for Brian Bunn with 39 points.

He was followed home by Mike Roberts on 39, Rob Sharp on 38 and Lambert on 36.

Division Two went to Will Reading on 38 while second, third and fourth positions were secured again on countback by Brian Summers, Ray Jakeman and Mike Hird respectively on 36.

Ninety-three Vale seniors entered a qualifying stableford.

Brian Brumhead led Division One with 41 points followed by Ian Macrae on 37 and Ed Mountney on 36.

Mike Pickrell took Division Two with 42 ahead of Nigel Smith on 40, Rob Brownsdon on 39 and David Viner on 38.

The top position in Division Three went to Barry Sayers on 37.

On countback second, third and fourth places fell to Bryn Keast, Peter Burleigh and Bill Ellis respectively on 36.