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Club results for September 12, 2020

Richard Pearson proved yet again that age is no barrier to playing good golf.

The 14-handicapper struck a very tidy nett 70 off the blue tees in the second round of the C&F Legal Stroke on Saturday (Sept 12) to go with the nett 75 he scored in the first round, which was good enough for a one-stroke win over fellow veteran Lindsay Brooks (76 and 70). 

It was Richard's second cup win of the year after he claimed the Cap-it-all Trophy in March and is a continuation of the solid form he has shown over many months.

His nett 70 was also the lowest on Saturday, meaning he scored maximum points to soar up the Barkman Trophy standings, and it also saw him leading the qualifying for the intermediate grade in the club champs after the second of three rounds.

In the seniors, Keri Kotua with a 82 off the stick - the best on what was an excellent day to play - took over pole position after two rounds followed by Andy Isle, despite blowing out an 89.

Richard Pearson (85) and Lindsay Brooks (93) comfortably lead the intermediate grade play-offs race, while Aaron Kotua (100) and Paul McCrae (94) top the Junior A table.

Warren Carey (99) and Barry Rhodes (108) head the Junior B field.

While Richard took out the Barkman Trophy round, Keri Kotua pipped Callum Hogg on countback for second after both recorded nett 73s. Paul McCrae claimed fourth on countback from Dean Goodman and Warren Carey after all came in with 74s. Ian Hanford and Barry Rhodes were next after 75s, with Paul Tunnicliff and Lindsay Brooks rounding off the top 10 with 76s.

Keri, Paul and Peter Watson improved their Shootout averages, while the rest of the field either marked time or went backwards.

Barry Rhodes had good reason to celebrate in chipping in for a two to scoop a large jackpot that had accumulated over several weeks.

Next week is the third and final qualifying round of the club champs  and the stroke by grade competitions. It again doubles as a Barkman Trophy and Shootout round.

A reminder that the field will tee off after the club AGM is held, which starts at 9am. 

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