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SW Region Golf Qualifying Competition

13th Aug 2019

Scratch competition

In the scratch competition Steve Ballard triumphed for the fourth time, the first being in 2004, fifteen years ago. I was looking to the youngsters, Will Mullins off scratch and Max Hitchins of 3, to figure. Whilst Will came second within two shots the older man saw them off, I would not be surprised if the youngsters combined age was less than Steve’s.

Leading scores

Ballard

Steve

3

71

Mullins

Will

0

73

Willis

Mark

4

75

Hitchings

Max

3

78

Darvell

Rob

5

79

Black

Neil

6

79

Smart

Lewis

7

79

Vincent

Neil

10

82

Paul

Neil

10

83

Dunford

Nick

8

87

Handicap competition

The handicap section was also won by Steve but in accordance with our custom of one man one prize meant that Mark Frost has the job of polishing the cup for the next twelve months.

Following Mark was three players all on the same score meaning that firstly we had to list the three in order of 'back nine' scores, which eliminated Mike Harris. This meant that we went to the 'back six' and from this Mark Willis, whose name has appeared in the winner’s enclosure in previous years, trumped Ian Woolley by one shot.

The fun element of the afternoon was a “nearest the pin” competition on two holes won by Nick Dunford on the sixth hole and Neil Vincent at the sixteenth.

Scores
           

Back 9

Back 6

 
     

H/C

 

Nett

Gross

Net

Gross

Net

Posn

Ballard

Steve

 

3

 

68

       

1

Frost

Mark

 

25

 

69

       

2

Willis

Mark

 

4

 

71

38

36

25

24

3

Woolley

Ian

 

16

 

71

44

36

30

25

4

Harris

Michael

 

15

 

71

47

39

   

5

Smart

Lewis

 

7

 

72

       

6

Vincent

Neil

 

10

 

72

       

6

Mullins

Will

 

0

 

73

       

8

Paul

Neil

 

10

 

73

       

8

Littlewood

Richard

 

11

 

73

       

8

Darvell

Rob

 

5

 

74

       

11

Black

Neil

 

6

 

74

       

11

Hitchings

Max

 

3

 

75

       

13

George

Jim

 

16

 

76

       

14

Hudson

Martin

 

17

 

77

       

15

Ovey

Nick

 

23

 

78

       

16

Abbott

Joseph

 

23

 

78

       

16

Dunford

Nick

 

8

 

79

       

18

Moore

David

 

17

 

79

       

18

Bratcher

Joe

 

17

 

80

       

20

Winter

Chris

 

14

 

81

       

21

Full

Darren

 

13

 

N/R

       

22

Evil

Rich

 

15

 

N/R

       

22

Goldsworthy

Alan

 

20

 

N/R

       

22

Gall

Chris

 

23

 

N/r

       

22

Morning round

The day started with a 12 hole stableford which had our players going out in the wake of a number of old age members of the club playing in fourballs out in front of us, making it a slow round. My thanks go to all the competitors for their patience.

The results being first was Rich Evil with 26 points followed by Neil Black and Alan Goldsworthy on 25 points. The dreaded 'count back' made Neil 2nd and Alan 3rd by one point.

Scores

 

H/C

Points

Back 6

Rich Evil

14

26

 

Neil Black

6

25

13

Alan Goldsworthy

20

25

12

Lewis Smart

7

23

 

Joseph Abbott

23

23

 

Mark Frost

25

23

 

Steve Ballard

3

22

 

Chris Winter

14

22

 

Joe Bratcher

17

22

 

Darren Full

13

21

 

Michael Harris

15

21

 

Neil Paul

10

20

 

Neil Vincent

10

18

 

Summary

To sum up, we have four players going to Telford Hotel and Golf Resort for the National Finals: Steve and Will in the Scratch Section and the two Marks, Willis and Frost, in the Handicap Section.

All in all a good day with nine of the entrants having something to take home, other than a sun tan, the day being rounded off with a very good carvery.

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