Austria and Denmark prove tough for Dave

Dave Coupland.
Dave Coupland.

Boston golfer Dave Coupland has been in action at the Karnten Golf Club Open presented by Mazda.

However, it wasn’t the best of weekends as he missed out on the cut at Golfclub Schloss Finkenstein in Austria.

Lady captain Hilary Calvert is pictured presenting the trophy to Ruth Simpson (right).

Lady captain Hilary Calvert is pictured presenting the trophy to Ruth Simpson (right).

He shot rounds of 72 and 74 on Thursday and Friday to finish on +4, placing in joint-135th position.

The previous week saw Dave finish in joint-111th place at the Made In Denmark Challenge.

At the Royal Golf Club, Copenhagen, he recorded rounds of 79 and 76 to finish the first two rounds 13 over par, missing out on the cut.

Next up on the European Challenge Tour will be the D+D Czech Challenge in the Czech Republic, beginning on Thursday.

At Boston Golf Club, where Dave first began playing, the Ladies’ Section played for the Dunhill Trophy - with Ruth Simpson claiming the title on countback.

Both Ruth and Maureen Marshall returning a score of 33 stableford points, but it was Ruth who was presented with the trophy. Jean Markham came in third with 32 points.

An Open Texas Scramble was won by the team of L. Askin, D. Pendrigh, M. Locking and J. O’Reily from Seacroft Golf Club, who took the men’s prize with a score of 59.1.

Second prize went to Trevor West, Mick Bland, Nick Lee and W. Catt from host club Boston with 64.2.

The mixed team of Gill and Mick Leverton, Jane Rix and Ian Taylor (Louth) took the mixed prize with a score of 65.4.

Boston ladies Jean Markham, Ruth Simpson, Ann Hodgson and Pam Hyde claimed the best all-lady team prize with a score of 60.7.

Boston’s ladies paired up for the Coronation Foursomes, with competitors taking alternative shots.

Ruth Simpson and Ann Gullick scored 32 points to finsih on top.

They will now go on to represent us in the area final.

In second place were Yvonne Shaffarczyk and Hilary Calvert, scoring 31 points.

Lady captain Hilary Calvert is pictured presenting the trophy to Ruth Simpson (right).