Alan Sellwood and Robin Walsh best dealt with the conditions. But Robin's better last-nine score secured the victory on count-back and his second medal win of the season.
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This proved to be a close-fought medal with many players within 5 shots. John Wass, Andy Ward and Robert Sellwood all returned net par scores. Three rounds of the count-back rule had to be employed before a winner could be determined. Robert was eliminated in the first round but John and Andy were still tied at the end of the second round. At the third count John edge to victory by 1 shot.
Stuart Allen and Ray Turner both returned net scores of 52. When the count-back rule was applied, Stuarts last-9 of 26 carried the day against Ray's 28.
Andy Ward was one shot off equalling the course record with his gross score of 55 (net 50) to win the first September medal. A first-9 score of 29 and a homeward 26 put him one shot ahead of Brian White's 57 (net 51).
2 other players broke net-par (see table).
Stuart made good use of his jokers earning 6 points for birdies on 2 of them and 4 points for par on the third. That boosted his score by 8 points.
Ray turner came second.
Both returned net scores of 52, Brian, h'cap 5, had a flawless first nine of 26 net 23), while Bill, h'cap 16, had first nine of 32 (net 24). Both deteriorated over the closing holes. Bill's final-9 of 36 (net 28) beat Brian's 32 (net 29) to secure victory.
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In this medal competition, the total puts taken during the round are the basis of a secondary competition.
Rick Poyser's 3-under-par total easily won the medal section while Ray Turner's total of 22 puts for the 18 holes secured first place in the putting section of the competition.
2 birdies on the first 3 holes and another at the close earned Richard Moseley first place in this medal. Ian Powell had a shaky start but a much improver last 9-holes earned him second place with a creditable net par score.
Tony Sawford was the clear winner of this stableford competition, leading the field by 2 points. 2 net bogies were more than cancelled out by a net eagle on the 17th hole and a string of birdies eased him well over the par 36 points.
Derek Grimston had a remarkable round to win the last July medal competition. Despite having a double bogie on the 9th hole he had net scores of 1-under going out and 4-under coming home. This was the best medal score of the year, so far.
Second place was contested by Rick Poyser and Robin Walsh - both returning cards of net 53. The count-back rule was applied over the closing nine holes. Rick had 29 (net 25) and Robin had 30 (net 26). Rick Poyser was awarded second place.
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