Common people Claridge and Brown net foursomes title
PUBLISHED: 16:43 08 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:39 26 October 2009
HARPENDEN Common pair Sam Claridge and Tom Brown produced two sub par rounds at Moor Park to win the Herts Inter-Club Foursomes title. The home club, meanwhile, became the first holders of a new trophy for the best club pairs teams. Played over the High C
HARPENDEN Common pair Sam Claridge and Tom Brown produced two sub par rounds at Moor Park to win the Herts Inter-Club Foursomes title.
The home club, meanwhile, became the first holders of a new trophy for the best club pairs teams.
Played over the High Course, the Harpenden Common duo opened with a one under par round of 71 and repeated that in the afternoon to claim the foursomes trophy.
Their 142 total was three strokes ahead of home pair John Ambridge and Nick Algate, who had 72, 73.
Potters Bar's James Jankowski and Anthony Hughes were a further three strokes back after 79, 69.
In memory of the late Peggy Harkett, wife of former Herts president and secretary Clive, the Welwyn Garden City club donated a new cup for the best club two pairs.
The first winners with a total of 296 were Moor Park's Ambridge and Algate with 145, and Mitchell Steel and Danny West on 151 after rounds of 75, 76.
They were three strokes ahead of Potters Bar's Jankowski and Hughes on 148 and Mark Cohen and Paul Davy with 151 after 77, 74.
Accepting the new trophy, team captain John Ambridge paid tribute to Peggy, praising her work for the county.
She was present at every county championship and event assisting Clive, a former captain of the Welwyn Garden City club, during his 10 years as county secretary.
WGC captain Tony Welsh and previous year captain Bill Williams represented trophy donors Welwyn Garden City, their teams being Tyrone Carter and Andy Collie with 80, 74 and Chris Ryan and Josh Johnson with two rounds of 77.