COUNTBACK was needed to decide the winner in two of the three divisions in the weekend medal at Caversham Heath last Sunday.

Jonathan Fleming (4hcp) took the nod in Division One from Chris Humphreys (5hcp), both on nett 75.

Third was Matt Sloper (6hcp), on countback from Matt Robertson (3hcp), both with nett 77. Fleming recorded two birdies and an eagle and hung on to clinch top spot despite double bogeying the last. Humphreys had double bogeys on both the 16th and 17th, but parred the last while Sloper had a bogey on the last hole.

Robertson had been in prime position standing on the 18th tee, but a triple bogey cost him dear.

The Division Two winner was Chris Stacey (15hcp), on countback from Matthew Evans (12hcp), both with nett 72. Third was Peter Holt (15hcp) with nett 74. Stacey recovered from a disastrous six-over-par score of 10 on the 9th hole to record six pars on the back nine. A bogey, double bogey finish almost saw him lose the top spot, but nearest rival Evans also bogeyed the last.

Adam Paul Baker (19hcp) claimed the Division Three top prize with nett 71. Joshua Wilde (20hcp) was runner-up with nett 72 and third was Jane Weller (20hcp) with nett 73.

Twos were recorded by Humphreys (8th hole) and by Andy King and Wilde (17th hole).

Archie Smith (9hcp) took the honours in the Junior Medal with nett 82. Runner-up was Callum Peart (6hcp) with nett 84.

l CALCOT Park assistant professional Alex Lodge has secured a sponsorship deal with estate agents, Balfours, which will help him through his final year in the PGA.

Lodge (pictured above with Balfours CEO, Paul Birthwhistle) is currently in his second year of PGA training, and was ranked among the top 100 amateurs in England before turning professional in 2013.

He is due to commence his final year in September whereby he will become a fully qualified PGA golf professional.

l A QUEST to win Europe’s biggest pro-am awaits for Mike Goodwin and his Bradfield College PGA Professional Simon McGreal.

The pair will tee up in a forthcoming Lombard Trophy regional final at Walton Heath Golf Club on June 21, one of 14 regional finals being staged across the UK.

Goodwin landed a chance to have a tilt at qualifying for the grand final when he won his club qualifying competition with a nett score of 65.

The 54-year-old design and technology teacher, has been playing golf for 21 years and plays off a handicap of four, while 46-year-old McGreal has been a professional at the school for three years.

They will be up against 64 other clubs with the winning club going through to compete in the 36-hole final at Portugal’s luxurious Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Hotel resort on the Algarve in September.