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Sam's solid showing secures seniors success

Rutland Water’s Winter League has swung into action across all the sections.

The format, which takes place over eight separate weeks, is a stableford points competition played from November to March.

It allows players to record up to eight scores with the best six counting towards an overall aggregate score.

The men were first up competing on the Saturday and Sunday in what could only be described as challenging and changeable conditions which included wind, rain and sunshine as the temperature took a dramatic drop.

This did not stop a handful of players shooting some excellent scores in the winter opener.

Jenny Owen (5447007)
Jenny Owen (5447007)

Setting the early pace in the tournament and winning week one was Kevin Jackson who returned a score of 40 points.

A further point behind in second was Jim McBurnie with 39 points and in a tie for third on 38 points was the trio of Mike Donaldson, Steve Farr and Ben Young.

It was the turn of the seniors on Monday where Sam Robinson cemented a solid platform and a lead of three points, again with a winning score of 40 points.

Sam, playing off 11 handicap, shot a fantastic gross score of 79 to take control in week one.

There was a tie for second between Shafiq Harris and Paul Kirk with solid scores of 37 points which was one clear of Roger Oakes with 36 points.

In the Ladies section, Jenny Owen produced a terrific display of golf with an opening round of 39 points to set up a four-point lead over Marion Clarke in second with 35 points and a seven-point lead over Jane Houghton and Sara Glover back in third with 32 points.

Former seniors captain Tony Wright won the Super Seniors over 70s Knockout after beating Barry Read one up on the last hole in a closely-fought contest.

Tony Wright is presented with the Super Seniors award by head professional John Pengelly. (5447009)
Tony Wright is presented with the Super Seniors award by head professional John Pengelly. (5447009)

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