THE icy temperatures proved no problem for the in-form Colin Igglesden (10) who powered his way to victory in an open stableford at King Edward Bay Golf Club recently.
The big man’s 41 points was aided nicely with a rare birdie two down the par-three 9th and 11 pars en route to a two-point winning margin – welcome to the Single Figures Club, Iggie.
Runner-up Jamie Tomlinson (11) has also been in good form over recent weeks so his 39 points came as little surprise.
It was very steady stuff with 10 gross pars and nothing worse than a bogey on the scorecard that sealed second place for Tomlinson ahead of Craig Astin (3).
The Scratch League player carded an eagle two on the 5th and a birdie on the 10th with only consecutive bogies from the 12th preventing him a well under-par total. Encouraging signs for the year ahead all the same.
Neale Aiken (12), Syd McKnight (10), Peter Corlett (12) and Emmet McQuillan (22) were all in close pursuit and played well to score 36 points, which, in the finger-tingling conditions, was a good showing.
Sunday’s 4BBB turkey shoot saw Astin once again in the mix alongside partner Neil Caine (scr), but their 44-point total was to finish second best on a countback to winners John Caine and Trevor Rilatt thanks to a slightly better finish.
Dave Cartmell and Vaughan Dyson made it to the podium ahead of Vic Sewell and Mel Todd while Graham Atkinson/Bernie McPhee and Dave Clucas/Kev Murphy also played some good stuff to record 42 points.
Report on the latest action from the Howstrake course on page 45.
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