Castletown Golf Links
Adam Creamore (21) started the second round of the Stableford winter league at Castletown with a nett eagle and ended with a nett bogey. In between Creamore created ten nett birdies and knocked in six nett pars for an incredible 47 points. That was two points clear of the field and places him third equal with Martin Derbyshire (19) on 81 points cumulatively.
John Ledwidge (16) also took advantage of the relatively short course and winter rules to whiz round in just seven over par. He accumulated thirteen pars, three nett pars and two nett bogeys for 45 points and second place. Ledwidge leads the cumulative standings with 87 points having finished third with 42 points in the previous round.
But for a couple of missed tap-ins and bunker blues on the 17th third placed Stuart Brawn (20) could well have won on Saturday. However, he was well satisfied with his twelve over par performance for 44 points. Having already bagged 40 in the first round Brawn is now second overall on 84.
Fourth on the day Thomas Doherty (14) equalled Ledwidge’s round of seven over par for 43 points. Having finished 60th in the first round his cumulative 77 puts him in tenth place alongside Pete Thomas (7) who was a top ten finisher with 40 points in the first round.
Mark Todd (13) eagled the 3rd and birdied the 10th to take fifth place with a front end loaded 43 points and he now shares sixth place overall with Guy Murray and Steven Boyd on 79. The final prize winner on Saturday was Mark Reynolds (15) with 42 points. Martin Derbyshire (15) was the unlucky countback casualty but, as mentioned above, he occupies third equal overall with a cumulative 81.
In the nine holes ‘midweeker’ one of our newer members Jill Fleming (54) enjoyed her best ever round scoring 22 points to win by one ahead of Cath Cassidy (9). To her credit Cassidy suffered a triple bogey on the Road Hole and yet completed the others in level par. Robert Quilliam (10) came third with 19 points.
This coming weekend Tower Insurance are sponsoring a Christmas period left-over in the form of a Texas Scramble turkey shoot out. Members and visitors cannot fail to notice that Andy McIntee and his diligent green keepers are doing a magnificent job around the course reprofiling bunkers and preparing the greens for what should be an exceptional summer of golf at Castletown.MALCOLM LAMBERT