Castletown Golf Links
The third round of the Winter League Stableford at Castletown on Saturday was won by Steven Glynn (20) on 38 points. Apart from failing to finish the Road Hole Glynn fashioned five pars punctuated by ten bogeys and two double bogeys to triumph by a single point. Having finished 38th with 26 points in round one, and not taking part in round two, Glynn will need another top three finish to contend for the cumulative prize.
Mark Walker (12) almost made it back-to-back Winter League wins and now heads the leader board having secured second spot this week with 37 points. His round was highlighted by a four pointer eagle on the 3rd and an extremely lucrative 2 on the 16th to share the two’s prize pot with David Allan who birdied the short 13th.
Two N/Rs and two four pointer birdies marked the extremes of Ross Byrne’s third placed 36 points. With two other top ten finishes in the Winter League Byrne (13) is third equal overall and will be one to watch in the final round being held on March 10th.
Mark Reynolds (18) added a fine fourth placed finish to his third place from round one. Reynolds’ 36 points included an N/R on the 11th which limited his inward score and kept him out of a podium place on countback but puts him level with Byrne in the league.
With two birdies in the first three holes Mark Teare (6) went on to take fifth prize on countback on Saturday ahead of Ben Humbles (11) who also scored 35 points but could not match Teare’s inward run of nine net pars in a row.
Following sixth and second place finishes in the previous two rounds Stuart Butler (18) was ranked in second place cumulatively but he had a bit of a shocker in the third round. Five N/Rs restricted Butler’s Stableford score to 25 points and 54th place so he has dropped to fifth in the league. After two rounds, finishing first and seventh, Kevin Lewin (26) was the league leader and his eighth place on Saturday gave him another three league points which now puts him second just behind Walker.
Four players tied on 24 points in the well supported ‘Midweeker’ 12 hole competition and Gez Bradley won the card play-off ahead of Chris Blackburn, Ernie Russell and Mark Handley in that order. Christine Russell was the first lady home on 22 points in eighth place. On the previous Sunday Karen Faragher (25 points) was the winner of 12 hole Stableford with Heather McKenna and Guy Sissons taking the other prizes three points back.
93 players have so far signed up for the third round of Winter Eclectic Medal series being held this coming Saturday.