Sunday, 14 August 2022

Parker hits eagle and birdies to take title

ANDREW PARKER was victorious by six points in Division 1 of the Weekend Stableford at Caversham Heath on Saturday.

Parker also received a two-shot cut in handicap after recording 44 points.

He had halves of 24 and 20 points, including 11 pars, two birdies and an eagle three at the par five 15th hole.

Runner-up was Gareth Goodall with 38 points and third was Michael Deignan, on countback from Carl Bache, both with 37 points.

Goodall had even halves of 19 points while Deignan gained third spot by virtue of his 19 points on the back nine to Bache’s 17 points.

Division 2 winner was Duncan Peart, on countback from Neil Ruegg, both with 39 points. Ruegg lost out after ending double bogey, bogey.

Third was Philip Wise, on countback from Edward Houghton, both with 38 points — Houghton spoiling his chances of third spot with a bogey on the last.

John Endersby took the Division 3 prize with 38 points after halves of 17 and 21 points — including three nil returns on his front nine.

Mark Russell was second, on countback from Joseph Lawrence, both with 36 points. Runners-up spot could have gone either way — Russell having a nil return on the last hole and Lawrence recording a triple bogey.

Twos were recorded by Mark Farrington, Duncan Peart and Dave Williams, all on the eighth hole, Jack Bristow, Richard Craven, Matt Jones and Philip Wise, all on the 13th hole, and Edward Houghton and Matt Jones, both on the 17th hole.

Meanwhile, Andy King claimed top spot in Division 1 of the Midweek Stableford with 40 points — 22 points coming on the back nine. Duncan Mee was second, on countback on the back six holes from Steve Streak, both with 39 points.

Division 2 winner Tony Flood recorded 44 points — 24 points on the front nine, including three nil returns, two birdies and seven pars. Runner-up was Glen Dudman with 41 points and third was Colin Parkes with 37 points. Both Flood and Dudman received a two-shot cut in handicap.

Twos were recorded by Gary King (eighth hole), Glen Dudman (13th hole) and by Caroline Dover and Tony Flood (17th hole).

Elsewhere, Daniel Dover and Colin Parkes claimed the Seniors Winter Greensomes title after defeating Kjersti Cannon and Richard Drury, 2&1 in the final.

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