Southwell Salver won on countback

At Greetham Valley, the Southwell Salver was played on the Valley course in fine conditions.

With a field of over 130 entrants, scores were tightly bunched with 24 players playing to the nominal standard scratch score or better. The top three players all scored rounds of nett 62 and it was left to the countback to resolve the final places.

Third place was taken by Sam McCall in a round which started strongly with only two shots dropped on the front eight; a blip on the ninth was recovered with successive birdies on 14 and 15. For his efforts Sam had his handicap reduced to 12. Second place went to high handicapper Colin Sherriff who played the round of his life to score a nett 62. Colin, playing off 28, started poorly on the first hole but thereafter recovered his poise as the round went on and even managed to card a birdie on the eleventh. Colin’s handicap was reduced to 26.

The overall winner was Elliott Clark (playing off 11) who played the course with hardly any errors; the sixth hole proved marginally troublesome with a double bogey but a total of three birdies, including one on the long stroke index 1 hole, ensured that he finished in pole position.