Castletown Golf Links
The second round of the winter eclectic was won by Kyle McConnell (14) at Castletown Golf Club on Saturday. His 40 points included two birdies, seven pars and six nett pars but, as in the first round, he double bogeyed the 11th. Although McConnell only scored 31 points in the first round, his cumulative eclectic score is now 44 as he had previously parred the 2nd and also carried over another par from the 14th which he N/R’d this weekend.
Six players stepped in with 39 points to challenge for second place. Anthony O’Mahony (9), who heads the separate Stableford winter league, got the nod over David Laughlin (21) courtesy of a better back six. They had both scored 20 points on the back nine.
Jon Wagstaffe (12) found himself alone in fourth place with 18 inward points having hit six out of his nine bogeys on the second half. The next three players were level until the last three holes, which Bryan McMahon (10) covered in par, bogey, par to fill fifth spot with seven points. Club president Sam Skelton (5), who is second in the winter league, and Thomas Doherty (11), both scored six points on the back three and still could not be separated after their nett pars at the 18th.
Those that wish to keep abreast of cumulative eclectic scoring can do so by clicking on the following link - https://www.castletowngolflinks.com/eclectic.php?ecl=3639 . From this it appears that, even though he finished down in 33rd place with 34 points, our comp: sec: Andi Howland added eight points to his first round 38. This puts him in joint first place alongside Andy Lagden (7) on 46. Lagden added an impressive 12 points to his opening 34.
Similarly, Steve Glynn (18) also improved his original score by 12 and occupies third spot on 45 points. This weekend’s winner McConnell shares cumulative fourth place on 44 with Oli Steriopulos (13), Ross Mulligan (7), Tom Doherty (11), Tim Callow (20), Steve Zybert (13) and Richard McAleer (22).
The first round leader, Bob Taylor (14), who had a nightmare of a second round, never-the-less, increased his total by two to 43 points. In addition, he gets a portion of the twos pot for his accuracy on the 13th. Richard Corke (4) also has 43 eclectic points thanks to big hitting birdies on the both the 7th and 12th holes. Greg Stalker (8) improved by seven points and Dom Litton (14) added six, so they both join Taylor and Corke on 43.
In a high scoring midweek nine hole Stableford Paul Keeley (8) shot a marvelous two under gross par. Julian Brindle (18) slogged six pars and two nett pars, while Jane Holt (19) netted two eagles. Between them they plundered the podium places with 24, 22 and 22 points respectively.
This coming weekend, weather allowing, we will conclude the Tower Insurance sponsored turkey shoot series by playing the twice postponed 4BBB pairs competition.