MARY Harwood survived a very tight finish to win the ladies’ senior championship at West Berks for the third time.

Having previously won in 2011 and 2012, Harwood shot 103 to beat Renee Wheeler on countback while Sian Soanes was just a single shot behind in third place, a score of nett 82 which won the prize for the best nett score of the day.

Tony Coventry and Tony Athawes won Round Two of the Badger Trophy scoring 64 in the better-ball medal competition. Nigel Day and Darren Galbraith were second with 66 and Kevin Holland and Charles Dixon were a further shot back in third place.

Just behind on 68 and tied for fourth place were Jason Kendal and Kevin Wilkins and this, together with their 67 in Round One, gave an aggregate score over the two rounds of 135 to win the title by a single shot.

Second with 136 were Coventry and Athawes who relegated Lloyd Ponsford and Phil Moss into third place on countback.

Tina Mulford enjoyed a day in the sun on Saturday to win the Stewards Cup with 35 points. Gale McAuley was second with 33 points and Harwood took third place with 28.

Pete Hill won the men’s midweek stableford with 40 points. He was a single point ahead of Bob Ekins who took second place, while Ray Pardoe was a point further back in third spot.

Lee Nicholson won the men’s Saturday stableford with 40 points while Keith Hawton with 38 points beat Charles Dixon on countback to take second place.

The men and ladies fun competition on Sunday was a three-ball Texas Scramble won by the team comprising Robin Land, Nick Bishop and Jack Findlater with a score of 60.2.

Paul Beake, Andrew Greaves and Darren Boulton were second on 61.1, while Day, Chris Prior and Simon Barrie were third with 61.5.

In team events, the seniors’ team recorded a 3½-2½ home victory over Ogbourne Downs to continue the unbeaten run, while the ladies’ earned a highly commendable halved match at The Springs.

This year’s stableford competition for the Stacey and Cox Trophy at Theale Golf Club was played in a mixture of sometimes dry, sometimes wet, but always windy conditions.

Battling through the conditions, Paul Taylor was the only competitor to reach the 40-point mark, which made him this year’s winner. He was closely followed by runner-up Daren Smith, with a commendable score of 39 points.

Winners of the minor awards were Mike Lowe with nearest the pin, while Gary Hopkins took the captain’s nearest the pin-in-two.

The longest drive for those below a handicap of 18 was won by Paul Ellis and Suzy Fountain drove the longest for those of 19 handicap and above.