Hamptworth Winter GC Series – October

November 2nd 2022

Three club members travelled to Hamptworth on Sunday 16th October to compete in the first of the winter series. The tournament was a two class GC Level competition.
In the high handicap section Anwen Owens (9) and Sue Duncan (8) were competing against players whose handicaps ranged from 4 to 9. Anwen had a good morning finishing second in her group with two wins out of three, only losing to Keith Bryant(Dowlish Wake 4). Sue finished third in her group with one win. In the afternoon knockout Anwen and Sue were drawn together in the Q/F with Anwen coming out on top on this occasion. In the semi-final Anwen came up against Keith again and improved on her score by losing 7-4 this time. Anwen won her 3rd/4th playoff against Hilary Bird (Guildford 8) and as a result her handicap has reduced to 8. Sue finished in 7th place beating Mary Ashworth (Bransgore 6) in her playoff match. Keith Bryant won the High Handicap section winning all of his six matches during the day.
In the low handicap section (handicaps -4 to +4) Tony Curson (2) won two out of his three block matches, including a 7-5 win against Hamptworth’s Tim O’Donnell (-4) to finish 2nd in block on hoop difference to Tim. Tony won his Q/F against Peter Adams (Guildford 3) but came up against Tim again in the S/F who got his revenge for the earlier defeat. The 3rd/4th place playoff against Steve Bennett (Hamptworth 1) was played in increasingly heavy rain and finished after all the other players had gone to clubhouse, or home, with Tony losing to a golden hoop run from the boundary by Steve. Tim O’Donnnell won the low handicap section beating Colin Britt (-1) 7-1 in the final.