Nicky claims gold as he storms to Pa­trol glory

Llanelli Star - - SOCCER -

AF­TER two con­sec­u­tive post­pone­ments, the fourth round of the Der­llys Court Golf Club se­niors’ Dawn Pa­trol League was even­tu­ally played and fea­tured a tremen­dous round of golf from 17-hand­i­cap­per Nicky Goldsmith.

Eight pars and two birdies con­tributed to a net score of 63 and en­sured first place in the com­pe­ti­tion, a clear three strokes ahead of his near­est chal­lenger.

In sec­ond place, Adrian Evans and vice-cap­tain Hugh Thomas tied on net 66, with Evans get­ting the nod on count­back.

Huw Hafod Jones, Ian Wat­son and Gra­ham Owens fol­lowed, all record­ing 68, with Chris Palmer one be­hind, and Ninian Davies and Brian New­combe on 70.

In the league ta­ble, Palmer and Owens now share the lead, with Phil Moun­tjoy in third.

The com­pe­ti­tion reaches the half­way stage this week when the play­ers gather to con­test the re­ar­ranged fifth round.

The se­niors’ B team wel­comed Pen­nard, with the win­ners go­ing through to the fi­nal eight of the cup com­pe­ti­tion of the South Wales Se­niors’ Clas­sic.

In blus­tery and wet con­di­tions a close con­test de­vel­oped, with the 18-hole re­sult see­ing both teams with one win apiece and one halved match.

Goldsmith wasn’t in such good form when he and part­ner Colin Wal­ters were un­able to re­pro­duce their ex­cel­lent form from pre­vi­ous rounds, los­ing 3&2.

This meant that a vic­tory was needed from at least one of the two re­main­ing pairs, and cap­tain Tony Wood and Chris Palmer duly obliged, with both play­ers con­tribut­ing fully in a con­vinc­ing 4&3 vic­tory.

The pick of the matches saw Gra­ham Bebb and Phil Moun­tjoy matched against two solid 10-hand­i­cap­pers, and the qual­ity of the match was ex­em­pli­fied by all four play­ers record­ing twos on the par-three fifth.

As the match moved to its fi­nal stages, a three-putt dou­ble bo­gey on the 17th gave the vis­i­tors an un­ex­pected one-hole lead.

How­ever, a bril­liant sec­ond stroke on to the 18th gave Moun­tjoy a birdie and the match moved on to the 19th.

Not to be out­done, Moun­tjoy’s par on the first ex­tra hole was bet­tered by an ex­cel­lent birdie from Pen­nard, which took the Gower vis­i­tors through to the quar­ter-fi­nals.

This week sees the sec­tion’s A team travel to Ash­burn­ham in the Clas­sic Bowl com­pe­ti­tion.

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