Tight at Temple
IN the game of golf every shot counts and Alan White demonstrated to the rest of the field just how right that is on the weekend at the Sea Temple Golf Course.
When he played to his handicap, and amassed 36 Stableford points, this enabled him to distance himself from a three-way tie for second.
When Ingo Doescher, Trevor Hauff and Curt Butterfield all carded scores of 35 the count-back system was employed to determine that Ingo with a superior back-nine would relegate Curt to third place.
A brilliant shot lobbed into the 15th hole by Byron Adam allowed him to win nearestthe-pin.
Gunter Schmidtke returned to the winners’ circle with a comfortable two-shot victory in Friday’s Stableford event.
He easily accounted for Brent Smith who, in his first competition game, scored 34 points and came outright second.
Alan White won nearest-the-pin on the 15th hole.
A large field contested Saturday’s four-ball ball aggregate Stableford competition with eventual winners Michael Capper and Alan Wyness narrowly edging out Graeme Lees Smith and Rob Hart.
Michael (41) and Alan(36) returned a credible 77 points while one-point adrift Graeme (41) and Rob (35) carded 76.
A special mention must go to both Graeme and Michael as they had 74 and 75 off the stick respectively.
A further three points behind in third place were Alan Crossman and visitor Steve Orzani (The Willows) who combined carded 73 points.
Karl Thorn played an excellent shot into hole number 11 and grabbed the nearest-thepin award.