AUTUMN TROPHY - Round 1
La Sella 10th November 2017
IT’S THE LEVANTE AUTUMN TROPHY TIME………...
La Sella was the venue for the first round of Levante’s Autumn Trophy competition and on a glorious sunny day, after a rather nippy start, some 23 members and 4 guests set out to conquer the tricky “old” course. With brilliant weather and a course in excellent condition scores were generally good, but La Sella is always difficult and this was apparent when only 3 names ended up on the NTP markers on Holes 5 & 15. It fell to one of the Guests, Andy Douglas, to even make the green on hole 5! Needless to say, there were no 2’s recorded.
Round 1 honours went to the division 2 players who outscored the leading division 1 contender by 3 points. Don Larner being the winner of division 1 with 34 points and steady Brian Norbury keeping himself well in contention with 33 points. In Division 2, Alan Overton took the top spot with 37 points and put himself into the lead going into round 2 next week; can he keep it up at Oliva Nova? Behind Alan, and only just, on handicap difference, was Jenny Downes with 37 points and another lady, Val Jenkins, claimed 3rd spot with 36 points. Watch out boys the girls are in with a fighting chance at the title! The guest prize went, unsurprisingly, to Andy Douglas with 32 points.
Eric Edwards claimed the Seniors prize with 32 points and could still be in the running if he can maintain or better his current form.
So, at the moment it’s Alan up front with Jenny, Val and Don close behind. There’s all to play for at Oliva next Friday, 17th November. The full results are shown below.
AUTUMN TROPHY ROUND 1
L to R: Don Larner, Brian Norbury, Val Jenkins, Alan Overton, Andy Douglas (Guest) & Peter Jenkins
AUTUMN TROPHY - Round 2
OLIVA NOVA 17th November 2017
ERIC WINS THE AUTUMN TROPHY
Sitting in fourth place after the 1st round, Eric Edwards produced the best score of the day at Oliva Nova, with 36 points, and won the Autumn Trophy to add to his Spring Trophy success. The runner-up was Jenny Downes and 3rd was Don Larner.
The day’s individual Stapleford competition was the final qualifying game of the year and resulted in four of the other Annual Awards being resolved on the last day!! These Awards will be presented at the Annual Prize Giving Dinner on Saturday 2nd December at the La Sella Resort Hotel.
The individual 1st Division winner was Danny Herron with 34 points, followed by Colin Grant (33 pts) and David Lawson (32 pts) was third. Obviously, Eric won the 2nd Division with his 36 points, followed by Paul Hornby (31 pts) and then Jenny Downes (30 pts).
Eric had a really good day because he won the NTP on the 16th and John Cook was nearest on the 3rd. The Guest prize was won with 27 points by Peter Johnson.
L to R: Eric Edwards, Roger Miller (Captain), Jenny Downes & Don Larner.