Tim is the 'Last Man Standing’

By Ross Gazette sports reporter   |   Sport reporter   |
Wednesday 6th June 2018 7:58 am
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Tim Wyatt, winner of the Collins Flag medal competition. ()

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86 male members supported the Ross Club’s annual Collins Flag medal competition, also known as the ’Last Man Standing’ event in that the furthest place travelled on the course before one’s handicap shots runs out determines the winner.

This proved to be 5 handicapper Tim Wyatt who was standing close to the pin on the 19th green after a highly consistent net 70 round which included 12 pars and 2 birdies with just one blemish, being a double-bogey 6 on the 15th hole. Tim was pressed hard by the runner-up, 14 handicapper Antony Graham, a relative newcomer who continues to find the Ross course to his liking and who also carded a net 70, followed by net 71’s by Colin Price, Philip Taylor and 16 years old Harry Griffiths.

There were net 72’s by John Hartle, Bryan Davis, Alastair Watkins, Danny Gear and 2018 Barnfield Trophy winner, Steve Woods on a day when the degree of difficulty in achieving low scoring was reflected in the course’s standard scratch, again being 1 over its customary gross 72 par.

Meanwhile Ross Men’s Seniors have been busy with 81 taking part in the Club’s 2nd round of the annual Layton Cup, enabling 16 handicapper Nick Tamblyn, playing in a seniors event at the Ross Club for the first time, to win convincingly with an impressive 43 stableford points total.

Barry Robbins, with 39 points, was runner-up followed by David Beavan with 38 points, who surprised himself and his many friends to claim third place.

Robert Cooper, David Crocker, Steve Bartholomew and Graham Jell, also playing in a seniors competition for the first time, will have been pleased on the day with their respective 37 points total hauls.

While Martin Johnson and David Whitehead impressed in both playing to their 12 handicaps by scoring 36 points each, it was 20 handicapper Keith Bradley who arguably deserved the final say in celebrating the 1st ’hole in one’ of his golfing career when his perfectly executed tee-shot to the 150 yards 12th green disappeared in the cup after just two bounces.

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