BRAINTREE Golf Club advanced to the third round of the Leslie Wood Trophy with a 10-5 victory over Warley Park at Stisted.
The foundation of their success was built in the morning foursomes, which Braintree won 4-1.
There were victories by Andy Wiffen and Chris Cooper, Andy Dodsley and Tony Bannister, Angus Neilson and Julian Pegg, and Richard Mitchell and Mick Sutton.
Cooper and Dodsley increased Braintree’s advantage with 4&3 wins in the early singles while Sam Bollen’s 2&1 success took the home side to the brink of victory.
Although Warley claimed a win, Braintree sealed their place in the next round with a further victory by Mitchell.
The name of Chamberlain was well to the fore in club competitions over the past week at Stisted with father and son topping the leaderboard.
Young Callum Chamberlain, playing off 15, was a comfortable winner of the Junior Stableford with 35 points, finishing 11 ahead of runner-up Liam Walsh (22).
Then father Mark Chamberlain, playing off 14, won the Saturday Stableford with 39 points - two ahead of a group of four players.
Andrew Fowler (9) finished runner-up with 37, Tim Streamer (10) was third, club captain Brian Day (10) fourth and Robert Green (9) fourth.
A total of 39 points also claimed the Sunday Stableford for Phillip Musgrove (15).
He finished three points ahead of James Ronald (9), who took second spot on countback from Alan Symington (11).
Another 39 points sealed victory for Michael Steen (15) in the men’s midweek stableford.
He finished seven points ahead of runner-up Geoff Morris (23), with Brian Chase (13) third on 29.
Helen Hart won the ladies’ Spring Meeting with 38 points on countback from Elaine Packer while there was also a countback on 37 for third place with Val Bethell gaining the verdict over Rosanna Wright.
The nearest the pin prize was won by Packer, while the straightest drive on the 13th went to Rosemary Kerr.