GOLF: Clegg still in lead as climax nears

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PAUL Jenkinson won week 20 of the Winter Order of Merit at Greetham Valley Golf Club last week.

Teeing off on the Lakes Course, it was only his third game of the series but with a haul of 37 points he was one ahead of a three-way scrap for second spot.

Securing second on countback was multiple winner Fraser Denholm, who moves up to second in the overall table. Steve Anderson moved up from 10th to eighth by claiming third place while overall leader Adam Clegg had to settle for fourth on countback.

However, Clegg retains top spot with only two rounds to go with a lead of more than 30 points and the way he is playing it would take two fantastic rounds from one of his closest competitors to beat him.

David Copley is third overall, just seven points behind Denholm.

l GREETHAM Valley seniors kicked off the first round of their 36 match season by welcoming Thorney Lakes to a rather foggy Lakes course where they got off to a good start for the year.

The Greetham team, whose next match is at Belton Woods, won 6-2.

l RAY Reynolds won the ten-game Seniors Winter League with a score of 196 points.

The format is Stableford with the best five scores to count from ten and 20-handicapper Ray had it won after five rounds with an average score of 39.2 per round.

Nineteen-handicapper Radley Wardhaugh took second with 192 points. The only low handicapper in the top five was Neil Lowndes, who plays off nine. He took third with 186 points. Charles Guttridge, off 20, was only a point behind Neil with 185. The top five was rounded off by 17-handicapper David Aldred with 184 points.

l IN the Club Winter League semi-finals, Mick Carnie and Jim Kearney beat Andrew Queen and David Copley by three and two.

They will now face Ian Bain and Dave Morgan who saw off the challenge of Karl Stokes and Neil Upton. Ian and Dave won four and three. The final will be held on Sunday.

l CLUB Captain Jim Wheeler held his captain’s away day at Ramsey Golf Club recently.

In the individual competition, Graham Smith took first place with a best-round-of-the-day 41 points. Bruce Strickland was second with 39 points and Frank Hinch took third with 38 points.

Frank, Bruce and playing partner Wayne Terrett also won the team game with a massive 103 points despite the fact that they only had three team members while most of the other teams were fourballs.

Ten points behind, and in second, were the team of Bob Green, Trevor Smith, John Sparks and Mike Waycott with 39 points.

Mickey Turner took one of the nearest the pins while a rampant Bruce Strickland took the other.