Saturday, 22 September 2018

Eagle gives Smith an unlikely win

AN eagle on the last hole at Caversham Heath gave Seamus Smith an unlikely win in

AN eagle on the last hole at Caversham Heath gave Seamus Smith an unlikely win in Division 1 of the Midweek Stableford.

With one hole remaining Smith looked set for a second or third place finish at best - assuming he picked up two points. However, his eagle two on the 415-yard par four gave him four points and took him straight to the top of the leaderboard.

Smith had halves of 18 and 23 points, recording 10 pars and three birdies on top of the eagle. He also secured another four point hole plus two three point holes and saw his handicap cut to three.

The eagle left Mark Pattle with 40 points having to settle for runner-up spot. Pattle had halves of 22 and 18 points - including a four point hole - and could still have won had it not been for three consecutive bogeys at the end of his round. Pattle had his handicap cut to 14. Third was David Cuthbertson with 37 points.

Division 2 winner was Derek Pavlovic with 34 points, despite recording three nil returns on his back nine. Second was Jeanette Taylor with 32 points and third Caroline Dover with 30 points.





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