Burton Wins in Style!


Mr Edward Burton(14) won the Thursday Open Series this week by with a fine 41 points. A stylish outward half of 21 points that included five pars got him off to a great start and he opened up the back nine by adding three more consecutive pars. Mr Burton looked to have everything sew up until the seams came apart on the short tricky par 4 16th, “The Widow’s” where he failed to record a score. However, he recovered with a fine birdie 3 on the 18th to finish on 41 points and record a win by a single stroke.


Meantime, four handicapper Mr Iain Anthony was in hot pursuit as he recorded three birdies of his own as he toured the course in a mere seventy shots, the best gross of the day, for a 40-point total. Birdies at the tricky par 3 8th, “The Crow’s Nest”, and the long stroke index three Par 4 13th, “Foyle” were followed by a deserved birdie three that tamed the little card-wrecker Par 4 16th, “The Widow’s”. Seventeen-handicapper Mr David McIvor’s steady round lacked only a couple of birdies to elevate it above the third place that his 38 points achieved. Mr Robert Curry(12) was the best of the visitors on 35 points.


Report: Martin Doherty

08.09.16 Thursday Open

 Pos

Name

H/C

Score

1st

Richard Edward Burton

14

41

2nd

Iain Anthony (Best Gross)

4

40

3rd

David McIvor

17

38

Visitor

Robert Curry (Faughan Valley)

12

35

CSS:   Men 70 (36pts)