JOHN Endersby recorded five pars and a birdie on his back nine to clinch the Midweek Stableford Division One top prize at Caversham Heath on Wednesday of last week.

Endersby (16hcp) finished with 40 points (halves of 16 and 24 points) and won by one point despite also having a nil return.

Runner-up was Philip Beresford (9hcp) with 39 points (halves of 18 and 21 points) – a bogey on the last hole proving very costly.

Nigel Snaith (9hcp) claimed third spot, on countback from Ben Storey (18hcp), both with 38 points.

Snaith carded five birdies, however, a five-over-par 9 on the 14th hole, plus two double bogeys to end, hampered his challenge.

Storey also had two doubles to end.

Division Two winner was Nigel Trinder (25hcp) with 34 points.

Second was Lynne Rumbold (19hcp), on countback from Tony Flood (21hcp), both with 33 points.

Flood scored 23 points on the front nine (including four pars and one birdie), but he collapsed on the back nine, scoring just four points on his last five holes – three of them pointless.

Twos were recorded by Snaith and Stewart Ostler (both on the 13th hole).

Margaret Deighan (31hcp) took the honours in the Ladies Stableford with 39 points – including two nil returns. Runner-up was Sarla Read (20hcp) with 35 points and third was Carole Reeves (37hcp) with 32 points.

Andy Holmes (13hcp) beat Dave Williams (4hcp) in the final to win the Kearney Cup – an-18-hole singles matchplay knockout competition.

James Saunders (18hcp) and Richard Serrano (11hcp) beat Callum Peart (4hcp) and Duncan Peart (14hcp) to win the R&A Cup, an 18-hole pairs matchplay knockout competition.

Caversham member Pam Stapeley recorded her first ever hole in hole on Friday, playing in the Berks County Ladies Golf Association Scratch Silver 2 competition at East Berks.

  • THE West Berks’ Central Sevens team beat Wychwood 7-0 to win Division Two of the Central Sevens Golf League on Saturday, securing promotion at the first time of asking having been relegated last year.

The midweek mixed competition was a team three clubs and a putter challenge played by a mixture of three and four balls.

Aileen Summers, Alan Weddell and Chris Capel won with 89 points, while Sandy Miller, Brian Grace, Renee Wheeler and Martin Neville were second with 87.

Greg Collins won the midweek stableford with 38 points, just one point ahead of second-placed Darren Galbraith.

Martyn Drewitt won a high-scoring Saturday stableford in which seven players returned more than 36 points.

His remarkable score of 44 points was two ahead of Simon Clifford in second place, while Keith Hawton won a three-way tie on 39 points to take third.

The seniors halved 3-3 away at Caversham Heath in a highly competitive game played in perfect weather which was a fitting end to a successful season in which of 21 matches played, 12 were won, four lost and five halved.

The 2018/19 M4 Seniors Winter League got underway as West Berks, twice winners of the tournament, lost 2½-1½ away to league newcomers The Downshire.