BARRY Lambert beat Ryan Pope on a countback to claim victory in division one of Saturday's first handicap qualifier of the year for the men's section.
Both players had 39 points, while Pope achieved a feat that no previous Exeter member has as his score was good enough to reduce his handicap to a plus three. Ben Harding was two points back in third.
Martin Howe produced the low score of the day with an eight-under score of 44 points.
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Two players were four points back with 40 points, with Eddie Stapleton holding off Tom Baillie in third on a countback.
Cliff Partridge took division three with 38 points, ahead of Peter Bennett and Paul Higgs a further point behind.
Paula O'Neill won the silver one division in the ladies stableford, with her level par 36 points good enough for a five stroke win.
Barbra Bute beat Ann Gie to second on a countback, with both producing 31 points.
Sue Edwards won the bronze one division with 35 points, giving her a three-point winning margin over Patricia McFadyen and Vera Anderson.
The bronze two division was won by Joy Higgs, whose 37 points was the only score of the day under par for a five-shot winning margin over Liz Neill. Margret Drew was two points back in third.
Honiton ladies went down 3-2 in the second round of the Mail on Sunday Classic at Honiton against Lyme Regis.
Team captain Jackie Seager, Sue Ritchie, Jane Watts, Tricia Swindell and Henrietta Bradshaw were down 2-1 after the first three matchplay matches, and while the last two took the competition to the wire – both finishing on the 18th green for a half – it was not enough.
Pete Morgan scored 40 points to win division one of the seniors' stableford and eclectic, just ahead of Andy Sharland on 39.
Sharland paid the price for his second spot, being shown a red card and having his winter handicap cut by one.
Chris Street also beat par with a 38, followed by Vic Wood and Paul Ritchie, who made a two on the 12th hole.
George Smith won division two with a 36 and had his handicap cut by two. Alan Booth was runner-up on 35, beating Bill Giles on countback. Mike Hunt and Ron Cooper took the last prizes. Jim Wallis and John Ward shared the balls with Paul Ritchie for their twos on the 10th and second holes.
The Fingle ladies are through to the next round of the Mail on Sunday with a convincing 4.5-0.5 win against Stover.
The first mixed trophy of the year for the Mel Brash mixed team chalice was won by Kate Blake, Mark Welland, Steve Ebdon and Adrian Blake with 89 points, one ahead of Amanda Winsor, Joe Winsor, Guy Hoskins, Simon Holmes, who finished one clear of Ellen Norton, Dan Brown, Luke Burchell and Steve Burchell.
Saturday's stableford saw Craig Fleet win division two with an impressive 43 points, a point ahead of Bill Kennedy and with Graham Friend third (39).
Division one was won by Andy Vickery with 40 points, with Keith Lovelock second (38) and Steve Ebdon third (37).
The Chaucers monthly medal saw Keith Barzey emerge victorious with a nett 65, beatingJohn Cordery on the back nine.
Mark Welland's nett 68 saw him beat Phil Durbin to third.
The seniors' stableford on Monday saw Terry Cook lead a trio of players on 34 points from Roy Webber and Malcolm Heale. Charles Wray was fourth on 33.
The ladies' Texas scramble saw a win for Michelle Underwood, Anne Woodger and Mary Smith. The Wednesday competition went to Woodger, Bernadette Maynard and Jean Cardy.
Leader Andrzej Sobczak has been declared winner of the seniors' winter league competition after building an unassailable lead of 50 points.
Derek Knight, Sobczak and Dave Freeman won the roll-up team stableford with 75 points, while the runners-up, Ian Marvin, Keith Lunness and Tony Marshall, came in with 63.
The ladies' coffee and golf morning was very successful with teams travelling from neighbouring counties to take part.
On the same day there was a club stableford competition on the Oaks over 18 holes and the Acorns over nine.
The winning lady on the Acorns was Ursula Shulham Shaw followed by Jasmine Clapson. The Oaks winner was Sara Beaven with Marleen Johnson coming in second.
Over 60 players took part in the weekend's fourball better ball, with Neil Rice and David Skinner winning with 43 points.
Tiverton moved into an early lead in the Exe League after winning the first qualifying event at East Devon on Sunday.
Tiverton amassed 215 stableford points to beat their hosts by four, with Woodbury Park and Exeter trailing on 176 and 175 respectively.
In the foursomes, Ollie Taylor and Andy Bowers (32), Matt Woodgate and Nixie Acfield (35) and Tony Allsopp and James Lambden (33) scored 100 points in total to set Tiverton on their way.
The fourballs saw Rhys Cruse and Simon Waddington (35), Harry Konig and Jim Bray (40) and Martin Selby and Bob Tye (40) seal the victory for Tiverton.
Pete Guest and Mike Collins came in with a sensational nett score of 57.5 to win the season starter competition on Saturday.
Guest and Collins had a gross 75 in the American foursomes format. Andy Bolt and Adrian Frost (60) came second ahead of Derek Cruwys and Mark Davitt (62.5) and Dean Reed and Tony Sykes (64).
Kelvin Short fired 40 points to win the men's March midweek stableford.
The 17-handicapper pipped Roger Fetherston and Terry White by one in division one. Andy Hill clinched the division two prize with 39, beating Keith Tadman and David Green by one.
Results, division 1: 1 Kelvin Short 40, 2 Roger Fetherston 39, 3 Terry White 39, 4 Ian Wilson 38, 5 Nick Konig 37, 6 Stephen Bazley 36. Division 2: 1 Andy Hill 39, 2 Keith Tadman 38, 3 David Green 38, 4 Ced Gibbons 37, 5 Jim Pryce 36, 6 Nick Lear 34
Maggie Knowlman scored 33 stableford points over 11 holes to win the ladies' goldies competition on Wednesday.
Dori Bracken (24) finished second and was followed in the prizes by Liz Hall (23), Trish Bending (21) and Xanda Vass (20). In the 18-hole competition, Alison Hilton (33) took the honours in front of Maureen Postles (29) and Jan Carroll (26).
Chet Greenslade, Gary Price and Alan Lawrence won Saturday's yellow-ball competition with 68.
They finished two shots clear of second-placed David Slee, Luke Ebdon and Gavin Darke.
A three-man team medal was played alongside that competition, and the winners were Neil Ford, Simon Cartlidge and Peter Denford with 126 (-14).
Four shots back were Darren Clifford, Kevin Cole and Ben Marchant to finish second.
The previous Sunday saw the club beat Okehampton 3.5-1.5 in the second round of the Mail on Sunday Classic to progress to the third round.
Results, yellowball competition: 1 C Greenslade, G Price & A Lawrence 68, 2 D Slee, L Ebdon & G Darke 70, 3 A Frankum, M Nott & C Bruce 70
Three-man team medal: 1 N Ford, S Cartlidge & P Denford 126, 2 D Clifford, K Cole & B Marchant 130, 3 D Botterill, G Hodder & A Skinner 130
Teign Valley ladies beat The Warren 5-0 at home to win through to the next round of the Mail on Sunday event.