Axe Cliff senior success for Paul McGuire

PUBLISHED: 10:32 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:32 16 August 2018

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Friday proved to be a busy day for the Axe Cliff seniors with their monthly stableford being quickly followed by a home match against a relatively low handicap team from Wheathill in Somerset, writes Dave Bruce.

Friday proved to be a busy day for the Axe Cliff seniors with their monthly stableford being quickly followed by a home match against a relatively low handicap team from Wheathill in Somerset, writes Dave Bruce. The final result of the stableford was left in doubt – at first – with the top two players on 37 points each. To separate them we had to go to their scores on the last holes on the first nine. It was then discovered that Paul McGuire had actually scored 38 points, thereby gaining top spot from Brian Thompson with 37 points and John Pugh took third spot with 36 points.

Two players, Terry Atkins and Leighton Morgan, managed a two on their card.

The weather for the match was the worst we have had to put up with for some months.

Some heavy cloud bursts early on in the match saw everyone trying to find and put on their wet gear.

It did, however, improve as the day went on so we, at least, finished in the dry.

The first two games went to Wheathill, but Axe Cliff recovered and we managed a well-fought draw 3-3.

Victories came from Mick Tomes and Mick Swann, showing their Open win at Fingle Glen was not a fluke, and the strong pairing of Bill Polley and John Mant.

Our other point came from halves from Nigel Garwood and Adrian Bishop and, surprisingly, from Pete Motson and Geoff Hughes both playing out of their skins. Pete even won nearest the pin on the difficult 14th!

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