Castletown Golf Links
Playing off (14) island squad cricketer Oli Steriopulos knocked in nine pars to win the second round of the Winter Eclectic Medal competition despite finishing with a quadruple bogey at Castletown on Saturday. His twelve over par performance on the shortened 15 hole course also included a triple bogey on the 6th. Having not participated in the previous round Steriopulos can improve his eclectic score by seven shots if he just pars those two holes over the remaining two rounds.
One shot back Adam Creamore (21) posted a one under par nett 59 which included three pars and three triple bogeys. With seven pars and seven bogeys John Byrne (10) unluckily stumbled to his only double bogey on the 13th and so although he equalled Creamore’s nett score Byrne lost out on countback for second place.
Finishing fourth Tom Harris (+2) bagged four birdies and went round in one under par. A gross 59 became a nett 61 as his pars on the 1st and 13th were turned into nett bogeys but Harris improved his eclectic score by an impressive ten shots.
Three more players also ended on nett 61 and it was Gareth Morris (8) who picked up the last of the prizes. On the back nine countback Morris was half a shot better than Mark Todd (13) and two ahead of Paul Eckersley (7). Finishing ninth on 62 the winner of round one of this competition, Kenny Chesterson (6), improved his eclectic by three shots with birdies on the 6th, 10th and 14th.
We are back to a stableford this coming Saturday when 107 players are booked to compete in the second round of the Winter League. Please note that it has been necessary to amend the advance booking procedure for Saturdays from 14 to seven days in an attempt to reduce the number of ‘no shows’. Andi Howland, our competition secretary, has also requested that you cancel any bookings which you cannot honour in order to free up spaces for others looking to play.