Another beautiful, early winter’s day, virtually no wind and clear skies with the sun poking through for most of the afternoon. Recent rain and heavy dews had left the course quite soft so relief, fairway played, was given.  The cold air and soft fairways saw all players lose distance off the tee but those who were able to hit the greens in regulation were well rewarded.  Despite the extra moisture the greens ran at a good pace however putts had to be right on line to find the cup; the usual movement on the greens at RGC is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.  The field flowed well and all groups were back in the rooms inside four hours.  The day’s results were;

Winner; Scott Williams – 88/17/71 from Les Gaunt – 83/9/74, Anthony Lakey – 96/22/74 & Sherif Abdel-Sayed – 98/24/74

NTPs; 1st & 16 – Mal Mottram, 15th – Anthony Lakey