THE glorious conditions over last weekend saw more than 100 golfers take part in the two club competitions at Mount Murray, with Sunday’s eclectic third round attracting one of the best fields of the year.
The weather clearly helped the scores with a number of members earning handicap reductions as a result.
Leading the way on Sunday was Richard Bray with a return of 43 points followed by junior Robert Noon on 42, although he needed a countback to beat club champion Daryl Callister who finished on the same stableford score after firing a superb 65 gross.
Bobby Quilliam claimed fourth with 41 points while fifth place went to Bobby Kelly on 40, just ahead of Keith Reay and Dave Dancox on a countback.
In the eclectic standings just one shot separates the top seven. Tim Calladine leads the way on 64, the same score as Charlie Garside who moved up the leaderboard despite a rather indifferent lap last week.
They are followed by a chasing pack of Noel Kissack, Daryl Callister, Andy Cowin, Dave Dancox and Colin Anderson all on 65.
In last Saturday’s individual stableford Mark Skelding came out on top with his score of 40 points, followed by Steve Smith and Bobby Quilliam on 39.
This Sunday is the fourth round of the eclectic before a bit of break, as the Corbridge’s-sponsored winter league takes centre stage for a few weeks afterwards.