FRINTON Golf Club hosted the Mcmanus Trophy - an annual match between the men's and ladies' sections.

By Sunday lunchtime, the atmosphere was tense.

Six teams were in the clubhouse and the score was three matches apiece.

The last match, clearly close, was on the 18th.

It came down to the last putts and Sarah Taylor and Glenn Maleary both holed out to halve their match, so the overall result was a draw.

Meanwhile, Frinton hosted the Greene King inter club seniors' tournament and six Essex clubs participated - Braintree, Burnham-on-Crouch, Colchester, Five Lakes, Frinton and Maldon.

The competition is a feather in the cap for the winners - this year the home team, who may have been more used to the windy conditions.

The match was followed by lunch and then seniors' captain David Moore presented prizes to the winning team, as well as to the pair with the best score, Graham Morris and William Seccombe, from Five Lakes, who garnered 43 points.

The ladies played in the Daily Mail foursomes strokeplay competition and Barbara Thorpe and Deborah Tanner were the winners with a score of 74.0 nett.

Angela Low and Caroline Grey were in second place with 80.5.

Third place went to Marie Ellis and Sarah Taylor, with 82.5.

Thorpe and Tanner may be eligible to go onto the next round.

There was also a concurrent stableford event for the ladies.

Chelsey Duffy won with 30 points and vice-captain Viv Stansfield was second with 25.