Final birdie seals Copp's star show
By Somerset Standard | Thursday, August 25, 2011, 11:00
Liam Copp holed a birdie putt on the final hole of his second round as he won the Frome GC club championships at the weekend.
Frome Golf Club championships Liam Copp (right) being presented with trophy by club captain Nick McCulloch
The championships were held over two days for the first time and were well supported, with a 65-strong field taking to the course on Saturday morning.
Trevor Atkinson and Andy Martin were tied for the lead after the opening round, both scoring a gross 71, with Martin recovering from an eight on the par-four second hole.
Although the sun was shining on Sunday, the wind had picked up to make life more difficult for the competitors.
After an epic final round, spectators watched in silence as Copp rolled in his birdie putt for a gross round of 70, one over par.
The annual ladies' club championship also took place on Sunday, with some testing pin positions.
Elaine Richardson held things together to compile a winning round.
The seniors championship was held last Thursday, with rain persisting for most of the day and testing the 58 players' endurance.
The club would like to thank all the staff who helped ensure the smooth running of the various championships.
Results: Ladies Club Championships: 1 Elaine Richardson, 2 Lucy Allen, 3 Debbie Mullins. Nett competition: 1 Pearl Penny, 2 Marwin Clarke, 3 Sue McFerran.
Men's Club Championship: 1 Liam Copp (73+71=144), 2 Andy Martin (71+78=149), 3 Trevor Atkinson (71+78=149). Nett competition: Division 1: 1 Jamie Phillips, 2 Pete Clark, 3 Dani Annable. Division 2: 1 Mike Jory, 2 John Pratten, 3 Steve Jones. Division 3: 1 Ricky Chapman, 2 Jordan Andrews, 3 Gary Perkins.
Seniors Club Championship: 1 Gordon Smith, 2 Rick Bird, 3 Dave Covill. Nett competition: 1 Roger Knowles, 2 Jim Simpson, 3 Alistair Wood.