Had the boil joke already but here’s Lance hitting the headlines again with a scintillating gross 80 in the Medal and 44 points in Refos terms. The stats say 2 x 1 point, 7 x 2 points, 8 x 3 points and 1 x 4 points, and 8 consecutive 4s on the back nine. Great stuff Lance, well done.
Two extras in the line up, so 17 really, just missing cards for Tony and Nick.
Similar gross 80 for Walter to share second place with Simon B on 37 points, usually enough for the top spot. No blobs for Simon as his roller coaster hits a high points, including 4 consecutive three-pointers round the turn. Even more of a roller coaster from Walter, getting 7 three-pointers but two blobs, otherwise very impressive.
First Medal casualty was David W, getting close up to the front wall of the bunker on the left of the first and surrendering after 4 goes at getting out. Then a 10 for Pete on the ninth and 7 off the tee for Colin on the 11th as his homing pigeon balls faithfully made their way over the trees, following a well used route. Suggest a comfy 7 iron off the tee next time for a guaranteed 5 at worst.
So a big surge up the league table by Lance, adding no less than 12 to his total to lead from Simon with a more modest 3 point advance. Looks like a fight to the death between these two for the prize unless Mark can pull out a couple of corkers in the remaining rounds.
Lance’s progress isn’t reflected so much in the handicap eclectic, looking like just a 1 point improvement. Quick check on the scores history shows this is right. So Mark still holding onto a slender lead from Colin, now joined by Pete in joint second place.
Stats for the day, no guesses needed
Best front nine : Lance with 20 from Walter with18
Best back nine : Lance with 24 from Simon B with 21
Best gross : Lance and Walter with 80
Two rounds to go!!