Gibbs hits good form to win by two strokes

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THE sec­ond round of the se­niors’ Dawn Pa­trol League at Der­llys Court Golf Club fea­tured a great round of golf from Paul Gibbs, who con­tin­ued his cur­rent good form by re­turn­ing a win­ning net score of 65 in the first ‘max­i­mum score’ stroke­play com­pe­ti­tion of the sea­son.

The 13-hand­i­cap­per recorded four pars and a birdie on the front nine and five more pars on the back nine to take first place by two strokes from Ninian Davies, Tom Thomas and Win­ston John, all tied on net 67.

Chris Evans and Alan Hire shared next place, just one stroke be­hind with Ken Breaker, Martin Davies and Rob Lewis all with a net score of 69.

The early league ta­ble al­ready il­lus­trates the ad­van­tage of con­sis­tency over oc­ca­sional bril­liance, with Colin Wal­ters, Chris Palmer and Roger Hors­fall shar­ing top spot, while in the first year of the vet­er­ans’ com­pe­ti­tion for se­niors aged over 70, Hors­fall is two points ahead of Roy Gal­lop, with Win­ston John in third po­si­tion.

Af­ter two away de­feats, cap­tain Tony Wood was de­lighted to see his team show some good form in the first home match of the sea­son with a com­fort­able 6-2 win over Lang­land Bay.

The star turn of the day was Clive Jones, who demon­strated that even the high­est hand­i­cap­pers have their day, with twos on both the sec­ond and fifth holes and a 7&5 vic­tory with part­ner Nick Ar­gue.

There was also a con­vinc­ing 6&4 win for Phil Rogers & Win­ston John, with the other win­ning pairs be­ing Wood & Palmer, Graham Bebb & Phil Moun­tjoy, Hugh Thomas & Alan Hire and Graham Owens & Meirion Evans.

The cap­tain will be hop­ing for his team’s good form to con­tinue this week when the se­niors face a tough chal­lenge in their at­tempt to re­gain the Chris­tine Phillips Cup from the ladies’ sec­tion.

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