THE second week of Maldon Golf Club's Ben Volta Winter League saw 26 pairs contesting a better ball medal competition off 90 per cent individual handicap allowance.

On a gloriously sunny, autumn morning, the scoring was generally excellent, with 17 of the 26 pairs returning nett scores below par.

The winners were past captain Des Bastian and junior member Ollie Morrell, with a marvellous nett 63.

Second place went to Dan Hazell and Darren Mason, on nett 64.

Billy Mason and another junior, Marley Read, secured third slot, with nett 65.

On nett 66, Paul Hills and Adam Peaker were placed fourth, while last week's winners, Terry Marchi and Rob Holland, took fifth place on countback with a nett 67.

Captain Mel Knowles' weekly prizes for nearest-the-pin shots went to Chris Purkiss, on the par three fifth/14th hole, and to Richard Nash, for the closest second shot to the pin on the par four third/12th hole.

With two weeks completed, the Winter League table sees Terry Marchi and Rob Holland in the lead with 43 points.

Mark Hinton and Roy Hurren are second on 37, with Rob Poynton and Jim Scott third on 36.

Maldon's ladies held their Autumn Meeting and combined the event with lady captain Mary King's last Tuesday, as well as the competition for the Barker Cup. The winner was Sue Gardiner, with Jenny Chamberlain second.

The prize for the closest second shot to the eighth hole was won by Margaret Caviel while Jenny Chamberlain took the nearest-the-line prize for the straightest drive on the seventh hole.

The men's November monthly stableford competition was played over two days.

Nick Shakespear made it three monthly wins in a row with his score of 39 points.

Ricky Todd was second on 37 and Lenny Blagden third on 36.