Weather can’t blow Man­nings golfers off course

West Sussex County Times - - Sport - Re­sults - Satur­day Stable­ford: 1 Michael Snee 15 – 44pts; 2 Steve Bat­ley 13 – 41pts; 3 Richard Kin­don 17 – 41pts. Sun­day Stable­ford : 1 Steve Good­man 5 – 41pts; 2 Aaron Pea­cock 3 – 41pts; 3 Si­mon Rooke 18 – 40pts. Ladies’ Stable­ford: 1 Mar­garet Brown 18 –

Strong winds did not di­min­ish a glut of fine scores in Man­nings Heath GC’s Stable­ford com­pe­ti­tions – with Michael Snee’s dev­as­tat­ing 44 points on Satur­day lead­ing the way.

Play­ing off 15, he posted ten pars and two birdies to re­duce his hand­i­cap by two shots.

Three play­ers signed for 41 and it took seven lev­els of count­back be­fore a one-point ad­van­tage on the six hard­est holes saw Steve Bat­ley pip Richard Kin­don to run­ner­sup spot, with Steve Hol­loway fourth. Fifth-placed Adam Sow­ton played the back nine in three un­der gross for 40.

Two of the club’s cat­e­gory one golfers showed their qual­ity in Sun­day’s event with five-hand­i­cap Steve Good­man beat­ing three-hand­i­cap Aaron Pea­cock on count­back af­ter both signed for 41.

Good­man was round in level par with four birdies while Pea­cock was two un­der with six. Si­mon Rooke, Peter Wil­son and James Mc­Carthy took the other prizes.

The ladies had rain and wind to con­tend with and the damp con­di­tions yielded a tight fin­ish with the top three only sep­a­rated by a point.

Cap­tain Mar­garet Brown’s bet­ter back nine saw her beat Julie Law on count­back af­ter both carded 34 points with Meriel Jol­ley third on 33.

Ge­orge Wil­lis, play­ing off ten, took the ju­nior Stable­ford with a 39 that in­cluded ten pars and noth­ing worse than a bo­gey. Ash­ley Head and Tom Pack­ham claimed the other places with 36 and 35.

The seniors’ stable­ford on Mon­day saw Si­mon Dou­glas head a strong field with 41 points and re­duce his 13 hand­i­cap by a shot. He could af­ford to blob the 18th but Paul Holmes and Ed­die Sear­les were only a point be­hind with Holmes clinch­ing the run­nerup spot on count­back thanks to a level par back nine.

Mar­garet Brown shone in the Man­nings Heath ladies’ event

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