KIERON HARMAN earlier in the month recorded a notable double at Southerndown.
He opened up with a victory in the Scottish Texas Scramble and it was followed next day in taking the February leg of the Hardy Annuals competition.
Harmon along with Glenn Howells, Philip Jenkins and Llewellyn Matthews ran up a score of 61 minus team handicap of two for a winning score of 59.
Chris Gore, Andrew Hill, Gareth Leek and Nigel Morgan were runnersup (66-5.5 = 60.5) with third place going to Owen Davies, Jason Jenkins, Julian Kelly and Steve Smout via 68-6.2 = 61.8.
In the Hardy Annuals tournament, Harmon shot a sizzling 41 Stableford points.
His winning card contained an eagle on hole five; birdies on holes seven, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18 along with 10 pars and a single bogey on the parthree fifth green.
However, he still required countback to get the measure of Chris Embling who got a two on the fifth hole; further birdies on the second, fourth and ninth holes together with five pars.
Jeremy Mark Smith occupied third spot with a par round of 36 points to finish one shot in front of B J Hawkins (three birdies) and teenager Daniel Roderick.
Mark Jennings carded a two on hole 14 on the way to 34 points and on the same level came seventh-place finisher Mark Wayne Beattie, who registered a Tutu (twos on holes seven and 10).
A popular score was 33 points, as it came from nine competitors - Simon Laesser, Anthony Ferri, Marcus Goldsworthy, Allan Jenkins (two on hole five), A Pentith, Finlay Mullins, Morgan Grace (eagle two on the fourth), R H Thomas and Steve C Lewis.
The opening Hanner Ffordd event of 2018 was won by S Hodson, who ran up a toasty 41 Stableford points off a 19n handicap.
Five pars and just one no-return did the trick and his victory was by four points over sizzling G Fry.
Par 36 points came from both Ian Spence and Gordon Williams and the next three players on the scoreboard had 35 points – John Lord, Kenneth Davies and Viv Sheppard.
Eighth-placed finisher Bill Goldsworthy signed for 34 points and finished one point ahead of Keith Townrow and C Dawkins.
Southerndown Ladies last week staged a Ninehole Stableford that Jenny Jones won with 22 points.
Four points back came Helen Loo with Sali Davies and Diane Morris both carding 16 points.
One point back came six members – Anne Evans, Caroline Kelly, Pat Evans, Ali Churchouse, Mary Evans and Val Weaver.
Last weekend, continuous rain greeted competitors during the England Six Nations Stableford tournament off yellow boxes, and it led to several players giving up the ghost.
The clubhouse waste paper bin was littered with discarded cards and it was almost a case of last man standing taking the honours.
Given all that, Philip Jenkins nevertheless ran up a noteworthy score of 35 points off a nine handicap.
Birdies on the sixth and 17th holes set up the win while he matched par nine times and only failed to score on the par-three 10th hole.
Runner-up Allan Jenkins holed out for two on the seventh green and although he registered seven pars, two no-returns proved costly.
And third-placed K Oliver recorded five pars on a 31-point card. up second-placed Andy Dunn, who signed for 35 points (birdie on hole seven and four pars) and four other players on the same level – Christopher Mason, Steve Terrett, former Maesteg bowls star Shaun Hoare and Jonny Witts.
Three players then got 34 points out of their rounds, and these came from Stephen Witts, Vincent Harding and David B Ford-Williams.
Seven putts for two were sunk on the day with five coming on hole four from Simon Butcher, Matthew Carpenter, Rocky Raybould, Steve Terrett and Jonny Witts.
The others came on the penultimate hole from Julian Rudd and Stephen Witts.
Earlier, the Scottish Six Nations Texas Scramble went to Peter Ashman, Sean Boga-Lake, Andrew Goss and Steve O’Connell on 60-5 = 55 points.
The runners-up were Julie Davies, Raymond Hapgood, Matthew Richards and Mark Tuck with 61-5 = 56 while in third place came Nicola Hopkins, Stephen Morgan, Huw Rodgers and Julian Rudd via 64-7 = 57.
On the same 57-mark came fourth-place finishers Wayne T Burnell, Brian Day, Rory O’Connell and Lee Reed.
Meanwhile on the Senior Section scene at the Bryn Road club, Peter Ashman last week stormed on to 42 Stableford points to win the latest competition.
Despite cold conditions out on the golf course, Ashman warmed things up in carding six pars while also gathering points on every hole.
Second in a field of 37 starters was recent winner Brian John, who entered the Samuel Bevan snug with 40 points and rued a no-return on the 15th hole.
On the par 36-point level was third-placed Glyn Price, and he finished one point to the good over four players – Michael Davies, promising newcomer Colin Edwards, Trevor Duggan and R T Commander.
Hole-in-one wizard Barrie Rowlands was next on the scoreboard with 34 points – regimental George R Davis matched the score – and they finished one point in front of big shot D R Cannon, Jonny McEachen and William Jones.
Bargain golf retailer D R Stead got a steady 30 points while twos came from Russell Gower and Tony Powell.
They both found the bottom of the cup for birdie over the pond on hole four. and it was decided to change the format and slot in to a Tuesday over 18 holes.
And delighted with the new ruling was Philip Thomas, who shot to victory on the back of 39 Stableford points.
He finished three points clear of Tony Jones, who was declared runner-up on a better-back six.
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