Josh’s roguish round leaves the field in his wake

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Josh Paylor left the field in his wake during Rutland County Golf Club’s The Rogues Trophy.

The club’s biggest prize table of the year attracted a good, mixed field for the contest which is a mix of Bogey, Stableford and Medal format.

The weather was far from ideal but that didn’t stop Paylor winning a bundle of prizes with a final score of 9 points.

The teenager received another handicap cut (down to 9) and has been selected to join his brother Jordan and father Neil in the scratch team.

Andy Vernon took second spot on countback with 13 points, beating Jordan Paylor into third place.

Ann Shuttleworth took the top Ladies spot on 13 points, with vice-captain Michelle Powell second on 18.

l The Sally Jones Junior Golf Scholarship kicked off at the weekend with eight promising juniors (four boys and four girls) receiving their first free coaching sessions with PGA Pro Jasen Barker.

The Ladies Beginner Groups have been extended throughout the week.

l In the Men’s County Foursomes at Humberstone Heights, Chris Palmer and Ollie Huxley won 1 up and John Peyser and Jordan Paylor squeezed a half to just edge through to a 3rd round home tie.

In the Mixed County Foursomes, at Glen Gorse, the Rutland County team had to return for a three-hole sudden death play-off following stalemate due to failing light earlier in the month which forced abandonment of play after 21 holes.

On their return, after 24 holes, Andy Vernon and Imogen Huxley had lost 1 down but Chris Palmer and Suzanne Huxley managed a 2 up win which sealed the overall 1 up victory.

l Rutland County’s C Team tumbled to a 4-2 loss at Belton Woods despite an impressive performance from captain Roger Overton.

Results: Ricky McEttigan and Mike Powell lost 7&6, Pete Siciliano and Craig Allan lost 5&4), Chris Bower and Cliff Knapp lost 5&4, Eric Cooper and Dave Rippin lost 1 down, Phil Drury and Kev Moxham won 1 up, Alan Shuttleworth and Roger Overton won 5&4.

The three winners of County Seniors’ two-from-one competition scored 100 points between them: Bill Ansell (34 pts), Alistair Scott (36) and Bob Goddard (30 points).

Rutland County Seniors enjoyed a resounding 7½-½ victory against Thorney Lakes.