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Seniors trio finish two points clear in Brean stableford

JOHN Cranley, Trevor Pitt and Tim Amy – pictured above from left to right – won the fifth round of the Seniors Winter League at Brean in sunny but chilly conditions.

The format for the day was two stableford scores to count from three at each hole with seven computer-drawn combinations taking to the course.

The winning trio scored 77 points to finish clear of two teams on 75.

After a countback Don Edmondson, Chris Stephens and Roger Phillips were awarded second place ahead of Leighton Jenkins, Brian Reeves and Vincent Ford.

Storm Arwen

Storm Arwen played havoc with the players that braved the conditions on Saturday morning in the Winter League stableford. The start sheet was decimated by players who decided a battle against the gale force winds was not for them.

Junior Zak Jones made light of the conditions to card a very impressive 36 points and took a comfortable win by five ahead of Barry Fellows and Bob Pelzer.

That duo both scored 31 with Fellows’ back nine return clinching him the second spot on a countback. Fourth placed Jeff Read was the only other player to reach the 30 point mark on a tough day on the course.

Conditions were still cold but certainly much improved for Sunday’s Turkey Betterball competition. Scoring improved also with a close finish ensuing and a three-way countback required to decide the winners.

It was the Barry Fellows and Ian Rogers partnership which prevailed in the end with the best back nine of the trio of 45 point returns.

The runners-up spot went to Kevin Griffiths and Andrew Smallwood leaving the father and son duo of Steve and Zak Jones to settle for third.

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