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CEFN Cribwr pro­fes­sional DG Hop­kins last week proved form is tem­po­rary class is per­ma­nent in pulling off a win in a Se­nior Sec­tion Stable­ford event at the Lakeside club in Margam.

In one of the big­gest vic­to­ries of his il­lus­tri­ous golf­ing ca­reer, he put but­ter on a toasty card via eight pars, re­sult­ing in an any­thing but jammy 38 points.

And while the club hand­i­cap­per was no doubt alerted to his sizzling form, for the mo­ment any­way Hop­kins was bask­ing in 15 min­utes of fame.

Run­ner-up David Brown painted a colour­ful 36 points on his card, and Baglan greens ex­pert Andrew Colquhoun matched the score with a two on hole eight and six pars.

Ideal scor­ing conditions out on the Ll­wyd Joseph ul­ti­mate golf­ing ex­pe­ri­ence led to big gun Nicky Wal­ters fir­ing 34 points to fin­ish one in front of Wyn Richards and Bob Thomas.

Top cricket um­pire Peter Watkins de­liv­ered 32 points along with Brian Chan­nell while Derek Pitt and Peter Wooster en­tered Uncle Tom’s Cabin on 31 points.

How­ever, last Satur­day, big gun Nicky Wal­ters shot 33 points in a Stable­ford event to fire a re­turn to form with a bang.

De­spite blob­bing the 13th hole, he en­tered eight pars on a win­ning card but only just sus­tained the chal­lenge of fast-fin­ish­ing Bob Thomas by two points.

Though Thomas seemed to be run­ning out of puff, he went like a steam train to­wards the end and whis­tled in a birdie putt on the home hole.

Ian Barnard got a two on the eighth hole; fur­ther birdie on the next hole and eight pars, but four no-re­turns led to him com­ing up short on 31 points.

Andrew Colquhoun came fourth on 29 points while a fur­ther point back came Dave Brown and Ge­orge Kin­sey.

Top golf in­struc­tor Idris Jones also en­tered a two on his card via a birdie on the 14th only to come up short on 27 points.

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