Clecs y Clwb / Club Gossip (March 2015) (23-03-2015)
Report by Aled Bebb
With the advent of Spring, the Winter League qualifying programme came to a conclusion at the club.
Winter League 8
In Category 1, Justin Quinn (6) led the way with 34 points beating Aneurin Thomas (8) 32 and James Laing (7) 31. In Category 2, Wayne Gornall (11) continued his good form with 41 points. Dylan Jones (16) 30 was second and Martin Groome (17) 30, third. Then in Category 3, Julian Dotchon (20) with 34 beat Chris O’Rouke (20) 32.
Winter League 9
In the final qualifying round, Tim Jenkins (3) with 38 led in Category 1 from J.W. Davies (5) 36 who beat Adrian Davies (9) 36 on countback. In Category 2, Clive D. Williams (13) with an excellent 44 easily beat the best of the rest. Steven Williams (17) 36 and Keith Jones (18)36 followed.
In Category 3, Ray Dodd (20) returned 38 with Trevor Stables (24) 35 second and Iwan Evans (20) 32 third. With the top 8 teams qualifying for an end of season play off for the Morlais Hughes Trophy the leading player in the qualifiers was much improved Wayne Gornall with 200 points seeing his handicap drop 6 shots in the process. The best team consisted of Phil Small, Jeff Hughes, Anthony Evans and Lloyd Evans who had a team total of 386 points.
On St David’s Day a team of three competition took place when the leading team was the Jeremy Edmunds led trio of Harvi Singh and James Jenkins beating second place Ioan Richards’ team of Wayne Gornall and Chris O’Rouke.
In another extra Stableford, (Category 1) Anthony Griffiths (3) with 40 points held off Justin Quinn 39 (6). In Category 2, another fast improver Steve Jones (13) with 39 points beat Harvi Singh (13) 37 In Category 3, Chris O’Rouke (21) with 34 points beat Ray Dodd (19)32.
In the first of many team competitions that the club will be participating throughout the season Aberystwyth travelled to play Carmarthen to play in the Daily Mail ‘team of 6’ competition. A 5-1 defeat was the result.