MARTIN Brown was the clear winner of a September Stableford played off white boxes at St Mary’s.
Brown was in colourful form, shooting 37 points, with birdies on holes four and 16 complementing five pars.
James Sullivan was next best with 32 points while Chris Cotter matched par six times in finishing a further point back.
Former Bridgend Town cricket star Leslie Cutter occasionally played sensible golf in hitting 30 points – birdies on holes five and 16 formed the highpoints and four blobs the lows.
Also on the 30-point mark was Paul Smalldon, who got a birdie on hole four.
St Mary’s Senior Section teed off in their final Qualifying competition of the year, played off yellow tees with Stableford scoring. The forecasted fine weather failed to materialise and gloomy conditions prevailed through the morning. Nevertheless, the field of 32 enjoyed the day and the competition was fiercely fought. Roger Hatton ran out the victor with a net equivalent par score of 36.
Three players carded net 35s but after a back nine countback Fred Evans was awarded second place and Graham Jones third. Gareth Thomas, also on 35, lucked out in gaining a place. Cornock and Matt Laverty in the vanguard – but the Porthcawl challenge had been derailed.
And they failed to return to winning ways last Saturday, losing by a similar 2-0 score to reigning Port Talbot League champions Cwmavon in arguably the Rest Bay game of the season.