STEPHEN Homes carded the best round of the day of 64 nett in The Worcestershire’s men’s November medal.

He beat his Division Two rivals Rob Turner (handicap 16) and Sam Macleod (15) by seven strokes, reducing his playing handicap from 17 to 15.

Division Three’s David Jeynes was the next best overall on 66.

He also reduced his handicap by two strokes from 25 to 23 and beat rivals Ian Brazier (18) and Oliver Kitching (18) by five strokes.

With a tighter margin for error, Division One’s Andy Davis (12) came home with 68, reducing his handicap to 11.

Brian Kendall (12) took second place from Steve Carter (10) with both on 70.

Meanwhile, Cathy Harris overcame dire conditions to win the ladies’ Poppy Medal.

Dressing to the greens had combined with significant rain to produce a black, sticky glue which adhered to ball, putter and flagpole alike.

Those stalwart ladies who completed their rounds arrived back at the clubhouse wet, dirty and bedraggled.

Under these circumstances, Harris’ nett 74 was a notable achievement.

She was three ahead of Ali Tuck in Division One with Cath Francis third on 79.

Penny Stevenson was the star of Division Two, coming home with 75, three ahead of Jill Brierly on 78 with Jane Poynder third on 80.

Liz Bird took the nine-hole stableford with 17 points.

It was tight at the top of the results table for the ladies’ summer eclectic competition.

In Division One, four players recorded a nett score of 54.

The winner on countback was Pat Rose ahead of Jackie Marks, June Jones and Sue Boardman.

The best gross went to Di Meakin on 67.

Division Two was equally close with three players coming in with 56.

The best on countback was Brenda Jones ahead of Jane Poynder and Jill Exell.

Poynder also took the best gross in the division with 81.