SIMON Baunton was the leading qualifier in the Winter League points table and therefore took the five bonus points into the Final on Saturday.
History shows that this isn’t always a guarantee of success on Finals Day though but Baunton make things difficult for the others as he handed in a very steady card of 39 points which gave him a winning total of 44.
Runner-up in the points table was Matt Shaw and he also assumed the same position in the Final standings with 36 points he scored being boosted up to 40 when his bonus points were added.
Third place went his father Russell Shaw with 39 ahead of Pete Barton.
Vince Ford was awarded fifth on countback ahead of Tony Romeo.
In the Consolation event Byron Lismore was the top man with 43 points earning himself a two-stroke handicap reduction.
His eagle two at the 13th was a highlight of the round and he shared the rollover two’s pot with just two others making it a profitable day all round for him.
David Morgan returned the best score of the day in the March Monthly Stableford on Sunday.
Newly inducted Committee member Morgan’s excellent 42 point card won Division Two by a single point from Club Chairman Tony Roper, with John Cullinan posting his second 40 point score of the weekend as he took third.
Another Committee man in the shape of Phil Hodgson was the victor in the top flight as his 40 point return reduced his handicap back down to single figures.
He also had a one point winning margin over Dan Williams who in turn defeated Roger Vaughan on a countback for the runners up position.
In the Third Division it was a ‘seasonal debut’ win for Rob Chard.
Thirty-eight points gave Chard his first competition win since joining the club last year and he also enjoyed a one point advantage over Bob Smith and Trevor Searle.
Lesley Millard was the Most Improved Lady golfer at Brean during 2016 and she has started the 2017 very nicely with a win in the March Medal, played last Thursday.
The best score in this event is also awarded the Lady Presidents Putter so Millard already has more Trophies to collect at next year’s Presentation Night.
The number of the entries in the Seniors Medals continues to grow with a couple of ‘youngsters’ making their debuts in the over-55s events on Tuesday morning.
Neither of them made a winning impression though as Pete Douglas reigned supreme in Division One with his nett 65.
In the Second Division it was Bob Masterman who led the way with his nett 66, though Pete Lock chased him all the way with 67.