Clas­sic win, while Hart­ley leads his side to vic­tory

Llanelli Star - - SPORT -

THE se­niors’ sum­mer sea­son at Der­llys Court Golf Club got into full swing with a team-of-three com­pe­ti­tion and the first round of the South Wales Se­niors Clas­sic a few days later.

In the team com­pe­ti­tion, the best score counted on the first hole with two scores on the sec­ond and three on the third re­peated over the 18 holes.

John Hart­ley led his team of Tom Thomas and Win­ston John to a con­vinc­ing vic­tory with a to­tal of 83 stable­ford points. A fine round from Graham Parry helped him and team­mates Steve Hughes and Les Bur­goyne take sec­ond place with a splen­did score of 79, push­ing Phil Pick­ers­gill, Ninian Davies and Clive Jones into third by just two points.

Twos for Hart­ley, Rob Lewis and Ian Robertson com­pleted the prizewin­ning for the day.

Later in the week, the se­niors’ B team wel­comed Pon­tar­dawe for the open­ing match of the Se­niors Clas­sic. In the open­ing match, Graham Bebb and Phil Moun­tjoy got off to a slow start and soon found them­selves on the back foot, be­fore re­cov­er­ing to 1 down at the turn, only to even­tu­ally lose 3&2.

In both the re­main­ing matches, early leads for Nicky Goldsmith and Colin Wal­ters and cap­tain Tony Wood and Chris Palmer be­gan to slip away as the vis­i­tors found their form.

Through­out a tense fi­nal few holes, the hosts man­aged to re­tain the slimmest of leads in both matches to hang on to 1 up vic­to­ries, and se­cure a win­ning re­sult by two matches to one.

This week sees the se­niors play­ing an in­di­vid­ual stable­ford event, with the A team vis­it­ing Machynys for a tough opener to launch their Se­niors Clas­sic sea­son.

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