By Pete Godsiff (Stroud News and Mail)
Ladies European Tour player Lydia Hall (Hensol Golf Academy) was the star in the women’s contest in the Carlsberg-sponsored Minchinhampton Old course pro-am on her first visit to the course on Friday.
The Cardiff-based Welsh Professional and West Region women’s champion returned 75 to finish six shots clear of Claire Duffy who has just joined Hampshire club Bramshaw. Jamie-Lee Casling (Cotswold Hills) was third on 84.
Hall, aged 29, led a team of former Minchinhampton Old players, Sandy Elwig, Kerry Dangerfield and Sally Norman, to victory in the team event. They carded four-under-par 138, beating Duffy’s team by 11 shots.
Tom Motley, the South Cerney professional, led his Turmec Engineering team to success in the men’s event. He was assisted by Ed Dodd, Brian Thornton and Steve Burns in compiling 15-under-par 127.
Former European Tour winner David Dixon from Somerset club Enmore Park won the individual with a two-under-par round of 69 and helped the Minchinhampton New Course team of Ross Hopkins, Gareth Hopkins and Robert Fynn claim second spot on 130.
Ross Langdon (Brickhampton Court) headed the Versatile Controls trio of John Slim, Will Slim and Ryan Gaskin into third place one shot behind.