Blimey, hot scoring from the newcomers and 39 points only good enough for tied third.
Henry’s king with 41, not bad for a 19 handicapper to get pars on SI 1 and 2. Oh, and a birdie on 18 for another 4 points. Then came Jamie with 40 points on a hit and run visit; 19 after 11 holes then wham, level par from there and 7 consecutive 3 pointers. Again, not bad for 18 handicap. James in joint third with 39 after 23 out, followed by a couple of misfires on the back nine.
Andy also in with 39 off his 12 handicap, and the lowest gross score of the day with 79, helped along by a birdie on 10.
The 6.30 start took its toll on Danie, not waking up until the back nine, level par, and doubling his outward points. Exotic card from Phil in this trio, 4 consecutive 4s on the way out, then 4 x 5 and 4 x 4 on the way home (for breakfast?). The third member, the good Doc, was clearly saving himself for his second 18 of the day, after lunch.
All change in the league as Pete completes his 10 and shares top spot with Lance, benefiting from reaching the knock-off stage in the league.
Mark still on top of the eclectic table, with Andy in hot pursuit. Everyone now with at least 1 birdie after getting news that his missing card contained 2 from a few weeks ago.