Chris takes final 13 hole Sweep

Shaun Oneill

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Shaun Oneill

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THE final 13 hole sweep of the Winter was contested in tough conditions with strong winds and rain impacting play.

Chris Adams (24) refused to let the elements trouble him as he stormed home to victory with a score of 37 stableford points for his 13 holes.

Adams round began with a par at the first before carding back to back bogeys at the 2nd and 3rd.

He then gained momentum as he took advantage of his handicap allowance to score 10 points in his next 3 holes which included a ‘4 pointer’ for paring the challenging 5th hole.

Adams finished his round off with 3 pars and 4 bogeys netting him a return of 20 points for his final 7.

Adams played exceptionally well and will be pleased that he had nothing worse than a bogey on his card, finishing 7 over gross.

This was more than enough to comfortably see off his closest competitors.

Finishing second this week was David Montgomery (17) who managed 33 points

Montgomery will feel a little unlucky as on another day this may have been good enough to win.

His scoring was very steady as he carded 8 pars & 5 bogeys.

Notably, Montgomery finished strongly with 5 straight pars but even this was not enough to gain ground on winner Adams.

Just missing out on the top prizes this week was Category 1 winner Paul Casey (6). Casey was faultless as he impressively completed his round 1 under par.

The highlight of his round was a birdie at the par 5 third hole.

Category 2 winner, Keith Richmond (13), recorded 7 pars, 5 bogeys and a birdie at the 3rd.

Richmond capitalised on his recent 13 hole form and will hope that he can maintain it as we move into the full 18 hole format next week.

Category 3 was won by Raymond Scullion (17).

Scullion carded 2 birdies on his way to being 3 over gross.

He will be particular pleased as he pocketed his share of the two’s pot with his birdie at the 7th.

Category 4 winner, Steven Carmichael (19) recorded 6 pars, 5 bogeys and 2 double bogeys for his round.

He finished with 31 points, 21 of which came from his front 9.

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