With just under 20mm belting down late on Friday afternoon the course was soft and whilst  the wind had dried any casual water on the fairways there was still some around a few of the greens.  Mud would certainly stick to the ball after most shots so “Mark, Lift, Clean, Replace” was brought into play.  A cold wind from the S/SW made some holes play longer and kept everyone honest on the 18th where the wind pushed shots towards the internal “Out Of Bounds”.  At one stage the wind even moved around to the East keeping everyone on their toes.  Despite the challenging conditions some excellent golf was played.  On a cold, windy afternoon the results were;

Winner; Jim Patton (18) – 40 pts from Andrew Laing (19) – 38pts, Mal Mottram (9) – 38 pts and Bob Dwyer (39) 36pts

NTPs; 15th – Dean vanDenHeuval & 16th – Chris Lingard

The quarter Finals of the Algie Mitchell Shield will be;

1 – Jim Patton (0) Vs 8 – John Freestone  (1)

3 – Mal Mottram (0) Vs 6 – Bob McLennan  (5)

2 – Andrew Laing (0) Vs 7 – Davey Kenney (1)

4 – Bob Dwyer (20) Vs 5 – Anthony Lakey (0)