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Rutland Water Golf Club's Paul Tomson shoots a fantastic final score of 64

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Rutland Water Golf Club’s Paul Tomson played a once in a lifetime round on Saturday in the Gents Monthly Medal.

Tomson produced a fantastic final score of 64 for the 18-holes which saw his handicap cut to an impressive plus 0.5.

That’s the lowest handicap which the scratch golfer has ever achieved during a career where he had been renowned for shooting low scores.

Paul Tomson.
Paul Tomson.

Tomson commented: “The nerves where there towards the end, but I’ve had low rounds before and those experiences really stood me in good stead this time around.”

Teeing off at 8.30am on a bright, calm Saturday morning with the golf course in immaculate condition, Tomson was straight out of the blocks with a birdie three on the first hole.

This was followed at the second with an eagle three after a long drive before a bogey at the tricky par three fourth halted momentum somewhat.

However, two more birdies on holes six and eight saw Tomson out in a front nine score of four under par 32.

After a solid par on the 10th, Tomson then proceeded to play the next four holes in another four under par with the highlight being another eagle on the par five 13th.

After finishing with four steady pars, a couple of which were also near misses for birdies, the final score was 64 which was an astonishing round from a brilliant golfer.

Tomson went on to win the competition on the day with a nett score of 64 but only by one shot from Oscar Bell who posted a nett 65. Dave Mee was third with a nett 67.

Tomson will be hoping his impressive form continues this weekend in the staging of the Rutland Water Club Championships.

The Ladies July Stableford was also played last week at Rutland Water and it was Jenni Downing who was victorious with a great score of 38 points.

She clinched victory by one point from Marion Clarke in second with 37 points. Kathy Gibb and Sue Ker shared third with 36 points.

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