Mark gallops to County medal triumph

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A respectable turnout of Rutland County members in the March Medal faced torrential rain but returned some good scores as the greens, tees and fairways held up well.

Playing in the best conditions of the day after the rain stopped and the wind had dropped, Mark Kriscunas galloped away from the field and finished six shots clear of the field on 78-15-63.

His nearest rival, 4-handicapper Darren Child scored a cracking best gross 73 for a net 69. Third placed Andy Vernon suffered a 2-shot penalty but still managed a gross 76 for third on net 69 after countback. Jim Wilson, Bob Haynes and Pete Maksymiw all came in with net 70.

l The semi-final of the Winter Doubles Knockout finished up like a grand-slam decider with Neil Armstrong and John Peyser crushing Rick Collins and Cliff Knapp 7-up by the turn.

Chris Palmer and Craig Allan are lurking in the final.

l Thirty-nine seniors took part in the Thursday Roll Up which took the “all 3 to count” format.

Due to the last traces of snow in the bunkers, all bunkers were declared ground under repair. The winners with a tremendous 114 points were David Lynas, Terry Loomes and Geoff Emery.

Luffenham Heath

Luffenham heath hosted the Rutland leg of the Midland PGA Winter series.

Lincolnshire’s Paul Streeter claimed his third straight victory. The Lincoln Golf Centre player carded a three-under par 67 around the Rutland course.

Streeter’s blemish-free round handed him a one-shot victory from Craig Shave (Whetstone). Luffenham Heath’s Thomas Sharpe who was not helped by a quadruple bogey on the second.

The next round is at Worcestershire’s Blackwell Golf Course on April 12.