The stroke field teed off on a cold, surprisingly still day with plenty of winter sun.  Players again battled soft, wet fairways and very cold air, hitting a green in “regulation” proved to be very difficult.  Players with a good short game had a distinct advantage.  There were still some bare patches that had still not recovered from February to June’s extended dry, so “relief to a handspan through the green” was given.  All greens were good allowing players to attack the cup, overly confident putts could, and did, slide well passed leaving difficult second putts.  Whilst there is a deal of new growth across the whole course the fairways are really beginning to take off.  They will soon be back to their best once the soil temperature begins to rise.  On a sunny, but very cold afternoon, the results were;

Winner; Rob Rea – 91/18/73 from Bruce Robb – 106/30/76