Dentist extracts top round

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Dentist Clive Bentley had a net level par 71 (gross 82) round to win the Division One prize in the Stoke-by-Nayland Men’s May Medal.

Taking a birdie two on the short par three third hole not only helped Bentley have a good start, but also take a share in the ball sweep run by the pro-shop.

From then on it was a steady but uneventful round but, after taking a seven on the signature 10th hole par four, he considered he was not in contention to win.

However, his playing partners, Rob Swan and Barry Hitchcock, helped him keep the round together for the remaining holes to post a score unbeaten by later entrants.

Bentley beat Cyril Williams (seven) with a net 72 into second place and Jacques Godfrey (five) with a net 73 into third.

The best score of the day was by Dan Perkins who, playing off 19, had a net of 65 to win the Division Three medal.