Wrangaton Golf Club Wrangaton met Yelverton in the second round of the Palairet Trophy writes Bob Clark. As predicted there was little between the two teams with very similar low handicaps. Leading the way for Wrangaton in the first match was Palairet team captain Stewart Ewens and his partner Tommy Ryder against Devon county player James Smith and Ob Bangura. This turned out to be a fascinating duel which went down to the wire, James Smith holing a brilliant putt on the 18th to win the match one up. It was soon 2-0 to Yelverton with Mark Blaber and Paul Hendy beating Wrangaton pair Lee Mundell and Tim Dando. With Wrangaton pair Neil Ryder and Mark Scrivener in trouble on the 18th and one down in their match it looked like only a miracle could save Wrangaton from defeat. In the event Mark and Neil took it to a sudden death play off. Yelverton still only needed one win from the last three matches. One down going to the 18th, Wrangaton junior captain Chris Williams played superb pressure golf to force another sudden death play-off, and with Wrangaton pair Lee Bowden and Gary Daw winning two and one it meant everything came down to the play-offs. The miracle of Bigbury was on. In true Ryder cup style Mark Scrivener holed a 50-foot putt from off the green on the play-off hole to win their match leaving the match now 2-2. Everything came down to the two young juniors Chris Williams and Michael Johnson, playing in their first-ever Palairet match. They held their nerve to claim victory and Wrangaton players celebrated reaching the third round, where they will play Teignmouth. The team now have a great chance of equalling the clubs best ever run in the 80-year history of the tournament by beating Teignmouth on July 6. Wrangaton's men held their annual Laywell House Cup competition at the weekend, a better ball medal competition which produced some brilliant scoring. Winners of the event were father and son team of Steve and Adam Banks with a net 59. Second were Leigh Ryder and Sean McCarthy with 62 and third Tony Dart and Mac Hooper with 63. Wrangaton's juniors won their second round match of the Basil Steer Cup at Bigbury GC, playing against Dartmouth, 2-1. Chris Williams lost one down, Pete Blackler won four and three and Elliott Jewell won on the last hole, one up, to secure the victory for Wrangaton. Wrangaton Golf Club provided the perfect backdrop for a full day's intense competition when 106 ambitious and determined seniors gathered to test their skills against the course, presented at its early summer best by the brilliant ground staff. Golfers of all ages, abilities and sizes appeared from as far afield as Scotland. Scoring a very respectable 30 points on his first-ever visit to Wrangaton, Robbie Gibson clearly inspired his playing partners to the extent that Tony Dardis scored a magnificent 40 points off his hugely impressive seven handicap. In fact, 40 points was the magic figure achieved by just five competitors, the crème de la crème of a glorious day. Divided into four divisions – home and away – everybody had the chance to grab a prize. The longest drive contest was over with just the eighth drive of the day. Wrangaton vets' very own Bubba Watson, the magnificent Julian Mitchell smashed the ball well over 225 yards. The club wishes to thank all involved for their hard work   Results Home division one                                                 Tony Dardis 40pts, Roger Cockings 37pts, Julian Mitchell 37pts, Pete Bryant 35pts                                        Home division two Alan Wheeler 40pts Ron Cooper 40pts Robin Davies 35pts Mike Roberts 35pts

Visitors' division one Pat Crane (Weymouth) 40pts, Richard Bays (The Warren) 40pts, Nigel Broadbent (Exminster) 37 pts, Geoff Thom (Dinnaton) 37 pts

Visitors' division two Paul Blay 37pts, David Wilkes 36pts, Roy Noble 32pts, Brian Armstrong 32pts