FORTY-ONE teams competed in the Ladies’ Open at West Berks on Saturday, with home player Sian Soanes and Kim Richardson of Donnington Grove winning the event with 44 points.

Jo Holden and Sue Peberdy of Maidenhead were just one point behind in second place, while Pat Treacy of West Berks and Sally Field of Royal Mid-Surrey were third with 41.

Karen Smith and Penny Cowley of Newbury and Crookham won the prize for the best front nine with 21 points, while Fiona Thomas and Sally Tyrell of Drayton Park won the back nine with 21 points.

Jane and Patrick Wilmore scored 42 points to win the closely fought Special Tiara Classic, a competition set up in 2016 by Sally and Edmund Rowley-Williams.

The event takes its name from the successful, Group One winning racehorse owned by Sally.

The Wilmores won by a short head from Lyn Pell and Derrick Perrin, who took second place with 41 points and relegated Aileen Summers and Barry Francis to third place on countback.

Greg Collins scored 35 points to win the men’s midweek stableford. Kevin Knape was second on 33 points, while Brian Cowan was third with 29.

Mark Ramos shot a gross 80, nett 68 to win Division One of the men’s September medal. Jack Findlater was second with gross 75, nett 69 beating Charles Dixon on countback.

Pete Dye won Division Two with 86, nett 71, while Keith Wilkins 92, nett 74 was second and Rob Bridgeman third with 90, 75.

Rob Griffiths won Division Three with 95, nett 74, Paul Barton was second with 98, 76. Lloyd Ponsford with 99, nett 78 took third place.

The seniors maintained their fine run of form with a 3-3 half away to Witney Lakes.

All the matches were closely fought with four going down to the last hole. The result extends an unbeaten run to 10 matches which includes seven wins, four of which were away.

ELLA Bailey took the ladies' extra August stableford at Deanwood, Jane Connor the extra medal, Teresa Fletcher the nine-hole qualifier, Dianne McIntyre the Stableford/Eclectic and Carol Merrifield the medal.

A large majority of the ladies' section came together for a nine-hole putting competition followed by lunch to wish one of their longest serving members, Angela Dean, a fond farewell.

Having been a member of Deanwood for many years, Dean is moving to Kent to be nearer her family.

The winner of the putting competition was Pauline Smith, closely followed by Linda Scott and Jackie Cogswell.

Lunch was enjoyed by all, after which Jane Gould gave a short speech wishing Dean all the best in her new life.

She was then presented with a photo frame, flowers and photo book of the golf club and various events she had been involved in over the years.

In the seniors' section, Bob Giles won the Stableford/Eclectic and Sid Edwards the medal.

Deanwood also hosted a match against Theale, but the visitors were victorious 3½-2½.

The August medal was won by stalwart member Des Major.