Castletown Golf Links
Jonathan Wild (17), who is having lessons with Charlie Simpson, was the runaway winner on an outstanding +10 in the club sponsored Bogey competition at Castletown on Saturday. Opening with a birdie Wild recorded two more in an amazing one under gross par front nine. A late couple of double bogeys were Wild’s only negatives so he finished with 77, nett 58, after application of a two stroke mixed tee amendment.
Three members had to be separated on countback to determine second place on +7. A resurgent Mike Williams (12) prevailed by booking back-to-back birdies for two of his five plusses on the second half. With just one double bogey he ended up adding +4 to his outward +3, and his 79 netted down to a 65.
N0.19’s Will Halsall (11) augmented his growing account with third spot and a share of the two’s pot. Ignoring a couple of N/R’s Halsall played the remaining holes in just two over par but his +7 score was slightly front nine biased.
Veteran John Lee (19) birdied the 10th for a lovely, but unnecessary, nett eagle and his only negative hole was a triple bogey on the 14th. That cost him on a back six countback with Halsall but he had the pleasure of shooting an 86 nett 65 after adjustment.
Chris Dunn (18) also had two N/R’s but with eight positives and three negatives his +5 just edged out Charles Ross (9) for fifth place. Unfortunately, Ross accumulated all his points on a lovely one over par front nine.
Terry Mackay (28) was the yellow tees victor and finished eighth overall on +4. His pleasing par on the Road Hole was converted into an extravagant eagle but it was still only worth +1.
On Sunday 94 players competed in the Men’s Island Senior Championships played off the yellow tees at Castletown. In the gross competition scratch golfer Peel’s Mark Pugh fired a splendid 73 having birdied each of the par fives. Topping the nett scores Mount Murray’s Sean O’Connell (11) carded 68 to beat his fellow club-mate Mike Pigott (6) on countback with a better back nine. They both won their age groups with 40 points in the Stableford element of the competition as did Brian Bodell (7) and Stuart Butler (18) with their 39’s. In addition Pigott won the three score trophy.
Ramsey’s Joy Morris (9) was crowned the Senior Ladies champion with her five over par gross 78. Morris, who was one under par up until the 11th, beat Lynda Simpson by one shot. Ruth Pigott (9) who finished on 84 came third. Julie Amphlett (24) triumphed in the nett competition with 93/69 to win an age group as did Joy Morris (40 pts), Irene Kennaugh (36pts) and Jessie Perry (28pts).
34 players took part in the previous Wednesday’s ‘midweeker’ Medal which was won by young Adam Holt (31) with 100, nett 67, after application of a two stroke white tees amendment. Ged Power (5) was four over after six holes where he remained to take second place with an excellent 76 nett 69 after adjustment. The above mentioned Lynda Simpson (5) came third with 80, nett 72, and in so doing won the ladies Centenary Cup to add to the Castletown Cup which she won last month.
So far 109 players have signed up for the Stableford on Saturday which Standard Bank is kindly sponsoring.