Best yet for French as quarter-final place is secured
GOLF Malcolm French produced his best-ever score on the front nine at Bath Approach as he narrowly edged through to the quarter-finals of the Seniors' Knockout Shield.
He led Bob McGregor by three holes at the turn but it all changed on the second nine as his opponent recorded a hat-trick of birdies to square the match with two to play, only to fall behind again at the 17th.
John Sercombe won the last two holes as he came from behind for a second time in the game to defeat Reg Morris and reach the semi-finals.
He had been three behind at the tenth, then won four holes in a row to edge ahead before Morris regained the lead with just two to play.
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Colin Gamlin remains pointless at the bottom of Division 1 after a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Richard Randall, who won four successive holes in one-under-par to seal victory at the 13th.
Terry Selway is two points clear at the top of the table following an excellent victory over Mike Fear, who was only two-over-par for the front nine but slipped on the way back.
In Division 2, Tony Damon is still looking for his first point, despite a battling back nine against Ingrid Doherty. She held on to seal only her second victory of the season with two holes to spare.
Bernard Roots recovered from a poor start, which saw him lose the first two holes, to gain a convincing win over John Grubb and join the log jam at the top of the table.
Dennis Crombie produced the form that has made him one of the favourites to gain promotion as he wrapped up victory over Craig Jones by the 13th hole, moving him up to second spot.
In the League Cup, Brian Wickham finally overcame a fighting effort by Roger Randall to maintain his 100 per cent record in Group A and virtually ensure a place in the knockout stages.
Randall twice came from behind to draw level, the second time with a birdie on the 13th, but Wickham then produced his best spell to win a further two holes.
Colin Lee returned to form with the best round of the day, including two birdies on the back nine, to defeat Brian Lambern in Group B – a result that means neither player can make the next stage.
In the proverbial match of two halves, Sue Norris overcame a three-hole deficit at the turn – inspired by a birdie at the tenth – to record her first victory in Group D at the expense of George Thurston.