IAN Geden won The Vale Golf Club seniors' Gordon Sallis Trophy.

He scored 71 nett off a handicap of 16 in the competition involving 58 players.


Division One: 1 Richard Fletcher 71 nett (11 handicap), 2 Brian Brumhead 74(12), 3 Stephen Kirby 74(13); Division Two: 1 Geden 71(16), 2 Nigel Smith 76(15), 3 Mick Heard 76(16), 4 Brian Leggott 77(20); Division Three: 1 Colin Edey 76(35), 2 Bill Graham 77(25), 3 Colin Powell 77(25), 4 Bob Foster 80(23).

The seniors team achieved  a creditable half in an away match at Feldon Valley.

Meanwhile, Harvington Golf Society members made the annual trip to Burford to compete in their championship event.

Before the lunchtime cut after 18 holes of strokeplay scoring John Flintham led the field with a handicap-defying 63 nett.

He was followed by Mike Filleul with 67.

High temperatures and slick greens meant concentration was key in the afternoon.

Despite 71 from Steve Cantrill and 72 from Norman Whatmore, nobody could catch Flintham whose 73 and a total of 136 saw him return with the Championship Trophy.

The non-qualifiers played for the Scrubbers Cup with Rob Claude reversing his morning form to win with 39 points.