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DESPITE the frosty conditions, some hardy members competed in two competitions at Braintree Golf Club.

There was a countback for first place in the men’s Saturday Stableford, with victory going to Steve Miller over fellow 14-handicapper Paul Yeates after both players returned 31 points.

Colin Pace (24) finished third with 30 points.

A further countback was required in the Seniors’ Stableford, with Michael Saffill, playing off 21, taking the honours over David Yates (13) as both returned 37 points.

Two more players were tied on 34 points and after another countback, Paul Vale (15) filled third place ahead of James Larn (11).