STEVE Turner won the September Medal tournament at Coed-y-Mwstwr with 86-19-67.
A two on the penultimate green along with five pars did the trick for Turner while Division One winner Gary Dowling hit 71-4-67 for low gross score of the day.
He too got a two on the 17th hole and got a further birdie on hole six to go with 13 pars.
Ex-Pyle & Kenfig star Mark Raybould was third, the hot dog man fired a magnificent seven pars in 85-15-70 while Stephen J Reed was fourth with an identical score and seventh-placed Huw Martinson fired 78-6-72.
The Division Two winner and fifth overall was Chris Hayward with 9525-70 from Keith Carpenter 91-19-72 (sixth), Peter Beynon 100-27-73 (eighth), Nigel Phillips 9118-73 (ninth) and Nathan Alexander 91-18-73.
The tournament produced a hole-in-one – Christopher Mason chiselling one on the 17th – while Division Two winner Hayward holed out for a rare two on the first hole.
Twos also came from Steve Turner, Gary Dowling, Steve O’Connell along with his uncle Rory O’Connell.
However, persistent early rain led to last week’s Senior Stableford being cancelled.
However, the inevitable then happened – things perked up by mid-morning and a late start could have been made.
Last Sunday, Coedy-Mwstwr Halletts lost 2.5 – 1.5 to Radyr in the Glamorgan County Halletts Cup final at Wenvoe Castle.
Considering the wet weather, the green staff did a great job in present- ing the course in great shape, especially as this was the third final in the space of a fortnight.
It was the fifth time in six years for the Coed-yMwstwr to reach the final – and this time around it could have gone either way.
Results: Peter Ashman and Paul Reed lost, Michael Jacques and Nigel Key won, Steve McAllen and Sammy Slennett halved, Jerry Devine and Ross Haskins lost.
On the Ladies scene, the 2018 Golden Girl at Coedy-Mwstwr is Julie Reade after winning the event with 34 Stableford points that included three pars.
Janet Roberts and Jackie Summerton both entered the Samuel Bevan snug with 30 points while Gill Osborne got 26 points.
Last Saturday, Victoria Brooks and Nicola Hopkins won the Autumn Pairs Betterball competition, running up 43 points.
Five points back came pals Julia Davies and Rebecca Roberts with Janet Roberts and Julie Reade on the 37-point level.
Caroline E Tremlett and Jackie Summerton scored 35 points to take fourth spot ahead of Carol Harrington and sparkling Sheila Dymond (33) and Denise James and Gill Osborne (29).
20-28 Handicaps: Philip Rees 98-25-73.
During club Finals Day, there were Senior Section walkovers in the two shop-window events.
In the Old Un’s Cup, Norman Williams walked over Wyn Jones while John Carpenter did likewise in the Bowden Bowl courtesy of Terry EmlynJones.
Last week Grove Seniors under the charge of Paul Bowden gained a 4.5 – 3.5 home win over old pals Glynneath, and tomorrow (Thursday) they head to the Swansea suburbs to challenge Fairwood Park in another club fixture.
Yesterday, Grove Seniors headed to the Ashburnham club on the Carmarthenshire coastline for their annual Captain’s Away Day pilgrimage.
Those who stayed at home were involved in a Balls competition.
Grove Ladies held a second qualifying competition last week that Sonia Peters won with 30 Stableford points.
Runner-up Victoria Ford hit 28 points to finish two in front of both Angela Fall and Maureen Bevan. mark was Kath McGrath, playing off 16, who got a costly blob on the sixth hole only to go on and birdie both the ninth and 11th holes.
Three other competitors finished under the card – Elizabeth Winkley and Kay Harcombe (both 38 points), who finished one point in front of Jayne Jury.
Joan Smith matched par seven times in a 35-point tally that secured her sixth place while further down the scoreboard came Elizabeth Ellis (34) and Karen Stokes (33).
Last Saturday, a Welsh Dragon Brooch Medal was staged out on the Pencoed golf course that Julia Tomkins won on the back of 98-28-70 (three pars).
Low gross round came from second-placed Joan Smith, who shot 82-1072 (nine pars, eight bogeys, one double-bogey), while third-placed Olwen Maund signed for 104-3272.
Fourth-placed Jane Austin got 108-31-77 and Ruth Lane 102-23-79.