A strong field teed off in the club’s stroke round, the John Laing Shield quarter finals were also being contested. The course was in great nick fairways well covered and the greens running at a good pace and very true.  The corellas seemed to have had the week off.  Early on there was a steady wind from the west but towards the middle of the round this swung around to the south-west and its effects were easily seen once balls got above the treeline.  However, generally the conditions were excellent for golf.  The John Laing quarter finals were a bit of a mixture.  Les Gaunt kept on from his excellent form of last week, Andrew Clement took all 18 holes to close out his match and Pat Chisholm found his wiley opponent quite a handful but eventually, distance in the air made all the difference.  The stroke field looked to be having a very ordinary day and it was not until the final group of four came in that a few respectable score were put on the table.  On a good, late spring day the results were;

Winner; Michael Squire – 76/5/71 from Jim Patton – 94/20/74 & Peter Evans – 95/19/76

John Laing Shield Quarter Finals

Andrew Clement (0) D Scott Williams (7) 2up

Pat Chisholm (0) D John Laing (16) 3/2

Les Gaunt (0) D Rob Rea (12) – 5/4

Mick Squire (0) Vs John Freestone (15) – Delayed due to CFA actions

The Romsey Graeme Clement Open is scheduled for the weekend Sat 23rd and Sun 24th Nov.  Entry forms available at; https://www.romseygolfclub.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/RomseyOpenEntry19V4-1.pdf