Championship Qualifying 2nd Round - 20.5.17

The second of the Club Championship Qualifying Rounds, played in conjunction with the Monthly Medal & Brown Cup, was held on Saturday, 20th May, 2017.      On this occasion the weather was showery with gusty winds, which made club selection rather difficult, and this was reflected in the generally high scores submitted by the large number (61) entrants who took part.      The winner of the Monthly Medal with a very good score of 69(5)64 was Jim Rae, and he also recorded the lowest gross score.      He was followed in second place by the evergreen Mitch Thomson on 79(14)67 (bih); and in third place on 78(13)65 was Ian Stephenson.      Fourth prize went to Bill Walton on 79(12)67(bih), fifth to Thomas Bell on 79(11)67 (2ndbih), and sixth to Michael Wood on 73(6)67(3rdbih).    Only two players managed to record two’s at the nominated holes, with Stephen Henderson picking one up at the 6th, and Andrew Raphael being the only one to hole out in 2 at the 18th.      Both of these lucky players picked up £15 for their valiant efforts.      The entry fee was £3, making a total of £183 from the 61 entrants; £135 was paid out in cash to the winners and £30 to the two’s winners, making a contribution of £18 to the contingency fund.