Bob Beverley, who has led for all but the first week that the Winter Order of Merit has been running, had to relinquish his top spot and settle for second overall in week thirteen of this 24 week golf competition. Adam Clegg has been steadily climbing the overall standings with consistent scores for the past six weeks and was extremely pleased to top the standings. Adam was happy to get the number one spot but said that with so many good players in the field he knows that it will be tough to stay there; he was cut to four. Next week could see another change in the top three as Adam will be away and won’t be able to play.
Although Adam’s 39 points were enough to take him to number one, they were only good enough for second place this week. Fraser Denholm had that honour with a sparkling 41 points and his first win of the series. Fraser who recently returned to Greetham Valley after working away moved up from 15th to 11th position this week and with 137 points and nine weeks to go is targeting a top three position; he was cut to ten. Another player cut to ten this week was Chris Wheatland who was third with 38 points. Paul Jenkinson, in his first outing of the series, took fourth with 37 points, finishing just ahead of Graham Smith and Elliott Clark on 36 points.
Adam Clegg has 220.5 points but close behind is the limpet-like Bob Beverley on 207, Neil Harris is in third with 191. Graham Smith is less than seven points behind Neil in fourth, he has 184.7 points, Steff Dutton rounds off the top five with 170.8.