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David Openshaw won the Ramsgate Golf Championship

[<<] [>>] by Cynthia Street
June 10-11 2006 (GC - Championships)

With one player dropping out because his heart by-pass wouldn't wait and two other players retiring after play had started, Evelyn Martin - managing her first major championship - had to return to the drawing board several times. With real stoicism she regarded these events as a 'sharp learning curve' and is not deterred from managing events in future.

Fortunately, once play got under way on Sunday, play progressed smoothly. The sun shone relentlessly and several hotly contested games were fought out between perspiring players. Both semis and the final went to three close games. The final was watched by a sizeable crowd who were lucky enough to be able to seek shelter from the sun. Not so Dick Strover and David Openshaw who battled for supremacy refereed by a rather sunburned Evelyn. David's hoop running gave him the edge over Dick and the final score after a nail-biting fifteen minutes at the thirteenth hoop, was 6/7 7/5 7/6. Chris Sheen beat Mark Hamilton for 3rd place 7/6 7/6 and John Moore was the winner of the Plate.


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