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GOLF: Oxfordshire's tally doubled with tight win
10:10am Thursday 3rd May 2012 in Golf
The Oxfordshire recorded their second win from as many matches in Section 1 of the Shaw Gibbs Oxfordshire Foursomes League with a 2-1 success at home to Chipping Norton.
The key match saw The Oxfordshire’s Andy Stubbs and George Abbott edge out George Kay and Sean Kench 2 & 1.
The home side’s other point came from Pete Green and Jordan Garinsh, who romped home 7 & 6.
Chipping Norton replied through their top pair of Chris Heslip and Matt Johnson, who won by one hole.
The Section 2 match between Oxford City and Studley Wood at Southfield ended in the tightest of draws, with all three matches going at least to the 17th hole.
The host club’s Mark Hall and Peter Higgins edged home 2 & 1, while Studley’s Greg Stevens Nigel Pettit triumphed by two holes.
The other contest saw City’s Craig Marriott and Graham Hoult halve with Simon Bulman and John McClure.
Witney Lakes maintained their 100 per cent record in Section 3 with a 2-1 win at home to North Oxford – their fourth win in as many matches.
Leading from the front was Witney captain Dave Thompson and partner James Clark, who battled to a 3 & 1 success.
The win was secured when James Bason and Andy King triumphed 5 & 3.
The Oxfordshire 2 (3pts), Chipping Norton 1 (1) (The Oxfordshire first): M Shimmin & D Knight lost to C Heslip & M Johnson 1 hole; A Stubbs & G Abbott bt G Kay & S Kench 2 & 1; P Green & J Garnish bt R Whiston & G Gardner 7 & 6.
Drayton Park ½ (½), Buckingham 2½ (3½) (Drayton Park first): M Roberts & G Shirley lost to S Clarke & B Oliver 5 & 3; N Elmley & H Wilkinson lost to M Schofield & D Thompson 1 hole; D Morton & A Elmley halved with B Baxter & T Spur.
Oxford City 1½ (2), Studley Wood 1½ (2) (Oxford City first): M Hall & P Higgins bt J Fathers & N Lawton 2 & 1; C Marriott & G Holt halved with S Bulman & J McClure; G Soave & M Soave lost to G Stevens & N Pettit 2 holes.
Magnolia Park 1½ (2), Bicester 1½ (2) (Magnolia Park first): C Lawrence & D Cronin lost to D Scourfield & W Dobbins 6 & 5; A Day & B Darvill halved with N Gibbard & J Davies; C Stones & J Gardiner bt D Blackburn & T Jennings 4 & 3.
Tadmarton Heath 2½ (3½), Studley Wood ½ (½) (Tadmarton first): S Hallam & I Manning halved with S Boffin & R Boffin; O King & L Robinson bt G Hamilton & M Grootz 3 & 2; C Lowe & J Burman bt R Perry & M Partridge 3 & 2.
Witney Lakes 2 (3), North Oxford 1 (1) (Witney Lakes first): J Clark & D Thomson bt J Nicholson & D Tompkins 3 & 1; J Bason & A King bt P Baker & J East 5 & 3; C Morgan & S Sanders lost to J Simpson & R Nicholson 1 hole.