Grand display from Adams puts her in Medal final

Kenilworth Golf Club's Jane Adams led ten qualifiers into the England Golf Grand Medal final which aims to find the country's champion female medal player.

Jane Adams is into the final of the England Golf Grand Medal. Picture submitted
Jane Adams is into the final of the England Golf Grand Medal. Picture submitted

Adams won the Midlands South Region final at Ladbrook Park GC, near Solihull, with a nett score of one-under-par 72.

The top ten will meet qualifiers from five other regional finals at the Grand Medal final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on August 13.

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Meanwhile, countback was required to determine the winner of the Don Boam Cup at Kenilworth Golf Club on Sunday.

Christopher Tucker lifted the trophy by virtue of a better back nine than Denis Blasdale after the pair both carded 79, nett 67, while two-handicapper Daniel Lane posted the best gross score of 77.

The ladies’ competition was won by Brenda Sparrow (88, nett 67), from Jane Adams (94, nett 74), with Emma Saywell taking the best gross prize with 87.

Twenty-fours earlier, David Sercombe (78, nett 67) came out on top in the De Montfort Qualifier at Crewe Lane from Mark Hollingsworth (81, nett 68).

The Division Two winner was Lee Young (88, nett 69) from Jon Gregory (85, nett 70), with Tom Higgitt carding the best gross score of 76.

The May Extra medal was a closely contested affair with Ray Bevan taking the honours due to a better back nine than William Slater after they both amassed 40 points.

Division B saw success for John Dixon with 41 points from Mark Bolshaw (40pts).

Meanwhile, John Close and Emma Saywell won the Yorke Trophy with 45 points, just edging out runners-up Nick Coleman and Michelle Morrison by a point.

Jim and Lynda McCarthy finished third on 43 points but did have the satisfaction of winning the Garner Salver for the best scoring married couple.

Previously, a blistering round of 75, nett 65, enabled Nick Wright to comfortably win the Garrard Cup Qualifier from Andy Northwood (79, nett 68).

The Division Two winner was Stephen Linford (91, nett 71) from Lee Turner (89, nett 71).

Completing a busy period, Kenilworth Ladies’ Spring Open took place in glorious sunshine and there was a full field of 44 teams which included 99 visitors to the club.

The winners were Vicky Barber (Stratford-on-Avon), Glenda Loram (Maxstoke) and Carol Blackburn (Shirley) with a score of 72.

Beaten into second place were Lynda McCarthy and her guests Shelia Morrow (Wenvoe GC) and Pam Williams (Royal Porthcawl), while Walmley GC trio Mave Mendus, Mary Ranndon and Sue Hart finished third.

A raffle raised £400 for captain Lesley Cheslin’s charity which is the NSPCC.