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Martin magic brings him the March Hare at Brean

GOLF returned this week and the members at Brean wasted no time in resuming their competitive calendar.

Since the New Years Trophy was contested on the opening weekend of 2021 quite a few events have had to be postponed due to the Lockdown but one of these casualties was swiftly rearranged for Easter Saturday.

The Charles Cooke March Hare teed off a month later than was planned but a large field went into battle on a breezy and bitterly cold but dry day.

Only one of the 60+ entrants in the Stableford event surpassed the 40 point mark from the white tees and that man was Steve Martin who could even afford the luxury of failing to score on the closing hole as he handed in 42 points to win comfortably by four. He christened a host of new equipment on the day and now has a new trophy win to his name as well.

Early starter Pete Hackett almost gave himself an early 50th birthday present as his 38 points made the early running until Martin toppled it. Hackett, who reaches the half century on Monday, had to be content with second spot with his score proving to be the best of the five scores of the same total on the day.

The computer performed the countback of the quartet with Dan Williams being placed third behind Hackett. Fourth place went to Steve Eley with Tim Amy settling for fifth spot after the back nine decider.

Murray Parsons was the winner of Easter Sunday’s opening round of the 2021 Super Series with a 42 point Stableford return. Parsons enjoyed a two point winning advantage over Lee Roberts-Neale and Andrew Smallwood, with a countback required to decide the runners-up spot.

Roberts-Neale got the verdict with the better back nine leaving Smallwood to settle for third. Another countback was needed to decide the outcome of fourth and fifth with Adam Cox just shading it ahead of Chris Baker after they both carded 38 points.

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