Clarks Beach in form

Franklin County News - - OUT & ABOUT -

The 2017 an­nual COVIC Jack­son Jones Jus­tice Cup event was played on the tail end of a win­try cold snap that made for true mid­win­ter play­ing con­di­tions.

COVIC con­venor Russ Ford said it was still early on but windy mid­way as the wind swung from south to west and then mild at the end.

Ford said the Ambrose event was played on best net scores in teams of three, with all play­ers tee­ing off and putting out, but with a stand­down in be­tween for the player whose ball is taken as the team’s best ball.

‘‘Due to the poor con- di­tions the usual re­stric­tion on the num­ber of drives per player was dis­banded and team ag­gre­gate in­dex hand­i­caps di­vided by only the num­ber of play­ers to find their team av­er­age ag­gre­gate in­dex hand­i­cap,’’ he said. ‘‘A cou­ple of teams ended up with only two play­ers due to the non ar­rival of their third’s. Hau­raki and Huntly ar­rived with four teams, Clarks Beach, Ngaru­awahia, Onewhero, Waikare and Wat­tle Downs three teams, then Mara­marua, Pukekohe, Paku­ranga and Waiuku with two. Although Awhitu and Maxwells-Manukau were no­tice­able by their ab­sence, there were a to­tal of 31 teams with 91 play­ers rep­re­sent­ing eleven clubs.’’

Ford said as only the best two club team re­sults counted to­ward the JJJ Cup, Hau­raki and Huntly were favoured due to their abil­ity to drop their worst two team scores, how­ever, Clarks Beach came to the fore with an ag­gre­gate of 104.37.

‘‘ It was Clarks Beach who came to the fore with a team ag­gre­gate of 104.37.

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