The Medal of Medalists and May Medal round began under clear skies, with a temperature in the low teens C and a steady, 20Kph+ wind from the NW. The excellent conditions saw all bar one of the previous 12 medalists turn out for the round. The course remains in excellent condition and everyone was eager to see the progress of the new 18th green. The consistent conditions saw some excellent golf played. Possibly the surprise of the day was the return of Shannon Wright after an eight-week lay-off due to a serious foot injury. There is an old saying in sport, “beware of the injured golfer” as he/she tends to concentrate more and Shannon’s round proved this to be true. On a top day to be out on the course the results were;
1st – Medal of Medalists and May Medalist – Shannon Wright – 78-9-69
2nd; Luke Lyons 84-11-73
3rd; Mal Mottram 83-8-75 c/b from Dean Kohler 91-16-75 (1st C/B Mal has won in a long time)
NTP; s1st – Dean Kohler, 15th – Mal Mottram
Least putts; Davie Kenney – 26.
2022-23 Medal of Medalists, Shannon Wright with RGC Captain Mal Mottram