PLAYING off a handicap of 13, Terry Phelps returned a remarkable four-over par 77 off the white tees on Sunday to become West Berks’ senior champion.

Five-times previous champion, Tony Coventry, was second with 81 while three-time winner and last year’s champion, Derek Smith, was third with 84.

The event was combined with the qualifying round of the national Staysure Trophy in which the winner of the nett score competition will play with head professional, Paul Simpson, in the regional qualifier.

It was no surprise the new champion took first spot with a rare nett 64.

John Carroll with gross 94, nett 72 was second while Kevin Hopwood with gross 92 nett 72 was third.

Andy Robbings won a high scoring men’s midweek stableford with 40 points, relegating George Jameson into second place on countback, while Derrick Perrin with 38 also required countback to beat Darrell Banner into third spot.

Renee Wheeler won the ladies’ midweek medal with a gross 101, nett 80.

She was followed home by Mary Harwood on nett 85 and Jane Wilmore nett 92.

Chris Prior won the men’s Saturday stableford with a fine 42 points.

Christy Whelehan was second on 39 and Colin Price a further three points back in third place.

Chris Terrett won the nine-hole qualifying round of the Liddiard Cup with 21 points while Jason Kendal was second with 19 and Steve Waine third on 16.

In inter-club events the Central Sevens team had another fine away win when they won 4-3 at Carswell, the Seniors beat Sand Martins at home 5-1 while the Scratch team lost 3-0 away to Reading GC in the Reading and District Scratch League foursomes KO competition.