The early rain cleared but conditions proved testing. An in-form Graeme Syme sparkled to win with 69, just one ahead of Gurpal Sekhon. President Julie Smith was best lady on the day with a 73, just piping Susan Smith on a back 9 count back.
CSS was unchanged at SSS 70.
Against the run of play, Paul Doran recorded his lifetime best score with 44 points (45 off his handicap). Well done Paul. In second place, 8 points away, was Stan Potts. Ladies generally performed well with 3 – Lia Donath, Janet Fox and Louise Williams – returning 34 points; the latter 2 regretting not entering the sweep.
The competition doubled as the NAPGC Stableford qualifier and entrants are indicated on the results sheet.
Men’s CSS was reduced from SSS 37 points to 36 points with 2 changes to playing handicaps.
Students of handicapping will be interested to know that Toby Hunt had 3 scores for the day since he signed for a higher score at a hole than actually taken:
- 33 points off his natural handicap for handicap record purposes
- 32 points for men’s NAPGC (competition result off natural handicap)
- 31 points for Shaw Cup (competition result with shot deducted to determine result for mixed handicap)
Who said handicapping was supposed to be simple!
The low handicap pairing of Tracy Wright and Kerry Sargeant was at the head of a close finish amongst a large group, with just 6 points separating the top 12 games.
A number of players played matches on this day which reduced the number of competitors, but a very clear winner emerged. Lee Eden triumphed with 37 points, 4 ahead of nearest rival Stan Potts. Best lady was Doreen Dolby with 31 points earning a sweep envelope.
The results reveal that Sonia Inniss was one of just 2 players to record a â€˜2′ and further down a scoring analysis of the mixed field will fascinate statisticians.
With no Category 1-3 men coming within 2 of SSS 35 points, the round was declared a â€˜Reduction Only’ round for the men – a highly unusual event.
Congratulations to Sheena Harrington who was the winner of the May Monthly Medal with a net 75. In 2nd place, 2 shots behind, was Rosalind Lake.
This was a Reduction Only round for handicap.
This was clearly a round which Guy could get his teeth into. With not a carie in the world he proceeded with a dismissive attitude of crowns on the greens with only decay visible at the 7th. A beaming sparkling smile at the clubhouse told all – a glorious 61.