Third man Pike takes a £600 catch

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Former Elton Furze star Adam Pike fired a superb round in last week’s Weston Homes East Region Championship to take third place and earn himself a £600 prize.

The 28 year-old, now a PGA trainee professional at Brampton Park, shot a six-under-par 66 at the Essendon Country Club in the second East PGA Order of Merit event of the year.

The annual Lincs Seniors Past & Present Captains Day competition was played at Thorney Lakes Golf Club and  involved 26 teams of four from all over Lincolnshire.  The team event was won by Gedney Hill Golf Club with 104 points.  In the individual competition Carl Claxton from Gedney Hill was third out of the 127 golfers taking part with 37 points. The picture shows the winning Gedney Hill team with the trophy. From the left they are Neil Sargeant, Wally Lawes, Carl Claxton and Bill Smith.

The annual Lincs Seniors Past & Present Captains Day competition was played at Thorney Lakes Golf Club and involved 26 teams of four from all over Lincolnshire. The team event was won by Gedney Hill Golf Club with 104 points. In the individual competition Carl Claxton from Gedney Hill was third out of the 127 golfers taking part with 37 points. The picture shows the winning Gedney Hill team with the trophy. From the left they are Neil Sargeant, Wally Lawes, Carl Claxton and Bill Smith.

It was his best ever Order of Merit finish and included on his card were six birdies plus an eagle three at the sixth.

Pike, a former pupil at Prince William School, Oundle, started playing golf at the age of 10 at Elton Furze.

He represented Cambridgeshire at junior and senior level and turned professional in 2013.

James Webber from the Three Rivers Golf & Country Club in Chelmsford won the event with a superb eight-under 64.

Thorpe Wood professional Stuart Brown, defending the title he won a year ago, ended up tied 27th after a one-under-par round of 71.

Golf results

GEDNEY HILL

Men

June Medal: 1 Chris Blakey net 64; 2 K. Higgs net 65; 3 Nick Markillie net 65.

Diamond Cup: 1 Adam Britton 43pts; 2 Mark Nightingale 42pts; 3 Nigel Grummitt 42pts.

Seniors

June Medal: 1 Neil Sargeant net 65; 2 Rob Newns net 77; 3 David Lord net 80.

Alf Horton Trophy: 1 Neil Sargeant 39pts; 2 Keith Lawrence 37pts; 3 K. Partridge 33pts.

Ladies

June Medal: 1 Janet Davis net 78; 2 Maggie Bingham net 87; 3 Jenny Venters net 88.

Rigby Taylor: 1 Maggie Bingham 34pts; 2 Ann Chick 23pts; 3 Lynn Exley 19pts.

PETERBOROUGH MILTON

Men

Early Bird Cup : 1 Joe Strickett 39pts; 2 Chris Ellis 39pts; 3 Alex Thurlow 38pts.

Midweek Medal: Division One - 1 Nathan Holt 74-5=69; 2 Luigi Manganiello 79-8=71; 3 Gary Noye 76-4=72. Division Two - 1 Samuel James 90-22=68; 2 Chris Ellis 85-15=70; 3 Harry Jackson 92-18=74.

Seniors

Peterborough Milton 3.5, Stoke Rochford 4.5 (Peterborough Milton names only): Robert Lakin/Mick McKendrick won 2 up; George Garnish/Terry Locks lost 1 down; David Bygrave/Ray Field lost 1 down; Keith Benson/David Rager lost 6&5; Peter Parkin/Bob Streeton halved; Tony Huggins/Wally Rushton won 2&1; Doug Lyne/Arthur Pitt won 2&1; Brent Joyce/Sut Panchi lost 1 down.

Martin Bains Qualifier: 1 George Garnish 36pts; 2 Malcolm Wakefield 36pts; 3 Don McFarlane 35pts; 4 Phil Collins 35pts; 5 Brent Joyce 35pts; 6 Mike McKendrick 34pts.

Ladies

Weekend June Medal/Coltman/ Pro Am: 1 Georgina Dunn 73; 2 Jade Roberts 70.

Weekday June Medal/Coltman/Pro Am: 1 Chris Laxton 72; 2 Janet Seconde 73.

Invitation Day: 1 Joyce Sergeant/Liz Holbrook 41pts; 2 Racheal Fisher/Margo Lerin 40pts; 3 Gill Preston/Georgia Sly 40pts.

June Medal: 1 Janet Hill 72; 2 Linda Gill 74.

Ladies Exchange Day: 1 Carol Dunn/Bernice Bandaranaike/Paulin Peploe 69; 2 Sue Hennigan/Christine Parick/Jean Field 61; 3 Chris Hunt/Carol Pecke/Ella Reed 58; 4 Elaine Mankelow/Marion Cox/Sandra Stout 55.

GREETHAM VALLEY

Men

Midweek Qualifier: 1 Steve Chisholm 40pts; 2 Jason Giblett 39pts; 3 Terry Smith 38pts

Ladies

June Medal: 1 Ellie Haughton net 67; 2 Jackie Friend net 72; 3 Kay Ropson net 74.

Seniors

Betterball Bogey: 1 Barry Shaw/Mike Maffei/Tim Howlett +8; 2 Charles Guttridge/Rob Gray/Bernie Bell +5.

Mixed

Mixed Open: 1 Craig Allan/John Peyser 75pts; 2 John and William Sparkes 75pts.

NENE PARK

Men

Jock Stewart County Knockout, Nene Park 2½, Ramsey ½ (Nene Park names only): J. Wood/ I. Stilson won 3&2; D. Riley /C. Naylor halved; R. Tempest/G. Kaczmarczyk won 4&3.

Club Championship Round 1 & Lombard Qualifier: 1 Corey Dann net 66; 2 Kallon Rawlings net 69; 3 Stephen Butler net 71.

Mixed

Marwill Salvers: 1 Carol & Nigel Alban 37 pts; 2 Ann & Kevin Hawkins 36pts; 3 Brian Hall/Christl Skelton 33 pts.

ELTON FURZE

Ladies

Elton Furze 4, St Neots 0 (Elton Furze names only): S. Dibble/J. Butler won 4&3; H. Harris/A. Blagden won 3&1; M. Martinsen/M. Taylor won 2&1; J. Ross/J. Elliott won 5&4.

Charity Day Two-Ball Texas Scramble: 1. M. Nkana/P. Farrence 59.3; 2. J. Shacklock/A. Randall 60.6

June Mid week Medal: 1 C. Lawson 71; 2 S. Anderson 74.

June Weekend Medal: 1 C. Myhill 78; 2 S. Anderson 80

Men

June Midweek Medal: 1 A. Young 70; 2 J. Summerfield. 70.

June Weekend Medal: Division One - 1 J. Summerfield 68; 2 G. Starkey 70. Division Two - 1 M. Wells 74; 2 G. Jackson 74. Division Three - 1 R. McCandless 68; 2 M. Murphy 74.

Seniors

Texas Scramble: 1 J. Gooderson/R. Freeborough/P. Burgess. 64.9; 2 F. Mullinger/D. Wingrove/P. Underwood 65.0.