Club results for February 6, 2021

  • 8 February 2021
  • Peter Watson

Winton Griggs enjoyed a round to remember in demolishing the field to win the fourth and final round of the Burns Philp Cup, but it was ever-steady Paul McCrae who walked away with the silverwear.

Playing off the blue tees with a 24 handicap, Winton shot 85 off the stick - one of his best rounds - in amassing an insurmountable 47 stableford points to stroll to victory. In benign summer conditions, he went out in 41 for 25 points and came back in 44 for 22 points. It could have been even better but for a triple bogey at the difficult 18th hole.

His stableford total was seven better than the chasing trio of Andy Isle, Paul McCrae and Aaron Kotua on a creditable 40 points each. Andy - with two birdies on his last two hole - claimed second on countback from Paul who in turn edged Aaron for third.

In fifth was Lewis Wilson, who returned to form with 39 points. He was followed by Dave Blake and Brendan Doyle on 38 points each.

Next were Peter Watson and Warren Carey with 37 points apiece, while Jack Denton rounded out the top 10 on countback from Barry Rhodes with 36 points.

An honourable mention must go to Barbara Kotua who - while not part of the formal competition - shot a stunning nett 63 for 45 stableford points and in the process won the beer off Aaron.

Maurice Woodhouse made a good collect with the only two of the day to go with last week's pool which wasn't struck.

Paul McCrae's excellent round enabled him to coast to overall victory in the Burns Philp. His three of the four best round total of 116 stablefords was comfortably ahead of Warwick King who took second on countback from Peter Watson after both finished on 111 points. Winton's stellar round didn't count as he only played two of the four rounds.

Next week (Feb 13) is the final round of the Penketh Plate, a nett round off the white tees.



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