Play began on an overcast morning with a 30+KpH wind from the SW; gusts moved balls in the air and on a few of the greens With the course a little softer after the ~10mm of rain over night the longer hitters had the advantage. So far bird damage has been less than in past years but only the hard work of Steve Wilkins has seen the greens in their best possible condition. Texas Ambrose allows each team to count their best two stableford scores on each hole and scores in the 80s or above are common. It was a cold round but towards the final few holes the temperature did creep up to about 20º. On a chilly, windy day the results were;
Winners; John Freestone (23)/Mitch Atlas (8)/Ron Walker (25)/Mick Nicholls Snr (23) – 105pts
NTPs; 1st – Mick Squire, 16th – Mitch Atlas
The final of the 2020 John Laing Shield was also played. Rob Rea (0) Vs Ryan Davies (5). It was a tough front nine for Rob, Ryan played straight and his extra length was a real strength. Rob you get hard over the back nine and managed to get back from four down to square by the 16th but Ryan was too good over the two final, long holes.
Ryan Davies (8) D Rob Rea (0) – 2Up