Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

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.

Yes­ter­day (Tues­day) they were hop­ing to stage the ninth round of the Win­ter League Or­der of Merit com­pe­ti­tion.

Scott Quin­nell is the lat­est for­mer Welsh rugby star to en­joy a round at Royal Porth­cawl

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