BROADWAY'S Russ Berry romped to his second Gloucester and Somerset PGA win in three weeks four-shot success at Mendip Spring.

Berry's six-under-par 65 included eight birdies to leave runners-up Giuseppe Licata (Chipping Sodbury) and Tim Elliott (Tall Pines) well behind.

Having opened with two birdies in the first three holes and closed with three consecutive birdies as bogeys at the 11th and 12th proved minor blips.

The result extended Berry's lead over reigning champion Licata in the Total Triumph Order of Merit.

Licata, fresh from a pro-am win in Cornwall two days earlier, carded four birdies and dropped two shots. Elliott played steadily on a course he remembered well from his amateur days, dropping his only shot at the second before making three birdies.

Home assistant Will Hobbs (70) claimed fourth followed a shot further back by Ross Langdon (Brickhampton Court), Alex Munro (Bristol Golf Centre) and over-40s sweep winner George Ryall (Burnham and Berrow).

  • Barbara Buggin bagged the final England Golf medal of the season contested by Broadway's ladies.

Buggin's 72 nett was good enough for a four-shot success over Jayne Rose with Kate Bellamy one further back in third. Angela Sollis (79) finished fourth.

Sollis enjoyed some glory of her own in the ladies' midweek stableford, claiming victory by six points from vice-captain Maggie McDivitt. The men's competition was won by Steve Heritage (43) by a point from Jim Titley (42).

  • Secretary Rob Millward bagged the Memorial Trophy for Harvington Golf Society at Broadway Golf Club.

A lack of wind made stableford points hard to come by but Millward took top honours after several past attempts with a score of 38.

Terry Mead (34) took second courtesy of a fine back nine with guest golfer James Lowe (32) in third.

Next up for the society members is a trip to Ludlow Golf Club to lock horns with The Pershore Golf Society in an annual challenge match.