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GOLF: Frilford bounce back to winning ways
10:50am Thursday 26th April 2012 in Golf
FRILFORD Heath returned to winning ways at Burford in Section 1 of the Shaw Gibbs Oxfordshire Foursomes League.
The closely-fought match saw Frilford recover from their defeat by Drayton Park with a 2½-½ win to go top.
In the opening match, Ashley Walton and Jon Rusk halved with Burford's in-form pairing of Dave Summers and Donny Henderson-Sowerby.
The other ties narrowly went Frilford's way, with Joe Richardson and Elliott Bradley winning 3 & 2, and David Miller & Gordon Neilson edging in by a single hole.
Tadmarton Heath continued to set the pace in Section 2 with a 3-0 win at Chiltern Forest, the biggest success coming from Andrew Mason and Chris Lowe, who triumphed 7 & 5.
Bicester lost 3-0 at home to Hadden Hill, but could easily have come out on top.
In the first match, Hadden Hill's Ross Boffin and Dylan Polley beat Wayne Dobbins and Gavin Harvey by a single hole, while Steve Hollick and Mick Partridge also won on the 18th green against Jonathan Davies and John Rees.
Burford ½ (½pt), Frilford Heath 2½ (3½) (Burford first): D Summers & D Henderson-Sowerby halved with A Walton & J Rusk; B Geartner & S Hopkins lost to J Richardson & E Bradley 3 & 2; J Wilks & T Dexter lost to D Miller & G Neilson 1 hole.
Buckingham 1 (1), Chipping Norton 2 (3) (Buckingham scores): M Schofield & S Welfare won 4 & 3; S Clarke & M Macstraw lost 3 & 2; D Jenks & T Spurr 7 & 6.
Hadden Hill 3 (4), Bicester 0 (0) (Hadden Hill first): R Boffin & D Polley bt W Dobbins & G Harvey 1 hole; G Hamilton & M Grootz bt T Heasley & D Scourfield 3 & 2; S Hollick & M Partridge bt J Davies & J Rees 2 holes.
Chiltern Forest 0 (0), Tadmarton Heath 3 (4) (Chiltern Forest first): N Trew & E Lloyd lost to G Sambroook & O King 5 & 4; J Taylor & J Randall lost to A Mason & C Lowe 7 & 5; M Williams & J Chalonor lost to I Manning & S Hallam 4 & 2.
North Oxford 2 (3), Feldon Valley 1 (1) (Oxford first): R Jackson & P Baker bt G Paish & G Windsor 1 hole; S Smith & D Titcombe lost to M Debbotle & W McCoombes 1 hole; R Nicholson & J Simpson won 6 & 5.
Shrivenham Park 1½ (2½), Waterstock 1½ (2½) (Shrivenham first): S Tanner & M Davis bt P Gascoine & S Jackson 3 & 2; T Gristwood & J McClean halved with G Hazleone & R Brooks; S Plumb & C Jefferies lost to S Dawkins & A Barrett 4 & 2.