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Bill Wayte wins Stableford at Teven

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Bill Wayte and Robert Tillman topped the 9–hole Stableford at Teven Golf Club last weekend.

Bill won the nine-hole Stableford competition of the Teven Golf Club Men’s Division played last Saturday.

Bill got in front on the back of a countback as both he and runner-up Robert Tillman finished on 21 points

John Mathias came in third on 20 pts, followed by  Ray Griffiths (19), Frank Jamieson (18), Richard Lawrence (18), Bernie Julian (17) and Peter Blackwood (17).

NTPs:  4th– Peter Blackwood;  8th–Steve Blackmore. 

Putting: Richard Lawrence – 13 putts. 

This Saturday’s event is an 18-hole Stroke competition for the Monthly Medal and the first round of the Matchplay Championship.


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