Sandra Munt – Lady Vice Captain of Crowborough Beacon Golf Club won the William Avery-Wright Memorial Cup on Sunday 16th August with an outstanding score of 45 stableford points.
This trophy competition has been played annually since 2012 and is in memory of William Avery-Wright - a promising junior player at Crowborough who tragically lost his life in November 2011 whilst crossing the road outside Worth School in Crawley. Understandably the competition was well supported with 147 entrants including 28 ladies.
Sandra stated after the game “I came to the competition not well prepared as I had my grandson for a sleepover the night before and he had woken a couple of times, I guess I hadn’t had the time to worry about my golf for once and I approached it with a relaxed mind. All the shots reached the fairways and settled nicely on the greens which set up the par shots. My lucky stars sent me a birdie 2 for 4 points on the 17th, and I guess that along with regulation golf on the 18th the win was secured”. As a result of her win Sandra has now reduced her handicap by 3 shots and is now playing off 25.
Special mention must go to Charles Young who must have thought he had a good chance of winning with a score of 44 points only to be pipped at the post. In third place, again with a creditable score, was Timothy Westlake with 43 points.
Also scoring 40 points were Robin Holliday and Fiona Blackwell who came 4th and 5th respectively.