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Undaunted by the vagaries of the weather, Kerry Sargeant and Paul Grand gave an exhibition of complementary team play racking up 45 points to win by 3. Having the advantage of a better back 9, John Bennett and Tony Pickard just pipped Geoff Foreman and Toby Hunt to second place.
Winter Competition Rd 4
Playing exactly to her handicap was enough for Lia Donath to win the R2 Princes Winter Stableford with 37 pts. In 2nd place was Veronica Mithchell on 36 pts.
The CSS remained unchanged at 37 pts and there were no changes to playing handicaps.
After two rounds of the Princes Eclectic, Lia Donath leads the way on net 75 with Julie Smith not far behind in 2nd on net 76Â½.
After clearance of early frost, a pleasant early winter’s day made for good scoring off mats. John Bennett took advantage of the conditions, romping home to win with 43 points, one clear of Ian Smith. A further point away was Gurpal Sekhon.
Kerry’s round included an eagle at 15 and he joins the RPGC golfing Gods at this hole (over 13 years):
|Eagles at 15 Princes Course|
|B Aldhhahi||26 Feb 96||Winter Competition Rd 8|
|P Grand||9 Oct 05||Monthly Medal Rd 8|
|K Sargeant||19 Nov 06||Winter Competition Rd 4|
With 39% of Category 1-3 players shooting within two of SSS 40, CSS was elevated to 41. Men’s handicap list…
John’s round now makes him joint leader in the Winter Competition with Jon Cooper, 2 ahead of Kerry Sargeant.
Ian’s round now leaves him one clear from Kerry in the associated Prince’s Eclectic.
Winter Competition Rd 3
Di Jackett won the Stableford competition with 35 points, closely followed by Veronica Mitchell (34 pts – BB9) and Rosalind Lake (34 pts).
The CSS increased by two to 35 pts.
After two rounds of the Dukes Eclectic, Julie Smith remains in the lead (net 75Â½) but only by a whisker from Tracy Wright (net 76).
Duke’s played long off the back tees, despite pleasant autumnal conditions – and this affected scoring. A back nine count back separated Julian Diamond from Paul Appleton, both with 35 points. Canny scoring saw new Duke’s Eclectic leader Dave Williams take 3rd position from Lee Eden, again on a count back with each 34 points.
CSS remained at SSS 35. Men’s handicap list…
A new leader has emerged in the Winter Competition – Kerry Sargeant who lies 2 clear from Tim Meyer and Graeme Syme.
In the Duke’s Eclectic Dave Williams takes a two shots second round lead.
With cold conditions and a very slow round, scoring was relatively high plus there were several “no returns”. However, despite a 7 at the par 3 first hole, Maureen Slade got her game back on track to win the monthly medal with a net 71. Di Jackett & Veronica Mitchell were one shot behind, with Di beating Veronica for 2nd place on the back nine.
The CSS remained at 71.
The November medal was the last round counting towards the Dowling Cup. The winner for 2006 was Sheena Harrington with a winning total of 420 (aggregate of 6 best net scores in stroke play rounds). In second place was Tracy Wright on 426.
A slow and at times chilly round saw some excellent scoring – and in many cases even better scoring could have been made.
The winner on 66 was Graeme Syme with 66 and this included a nine at the 7th. Toby Hunt had a storming back nine 37 to finish 2nd on count back from Richard Kenwood, both recording 68s. Rob Urquhart played another fine round with 69, unfortunately dropping 4 shots in the last 5 holes.
With play reverting (pleasantly and surprisingly) to the back tees, CSS was unchanged from SSS 68 giving rise to a 1.2 reduction in handicap for Graeme from 17.2 to 16, with a -2 clause 19.8 adjustment featuring in the calculation. Men’s handicap list…
Captain Jon Cooper has issued the 3rd edition of his occasional newsletter – the Captain’s Twig. It’s available now online. More…