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GOLF: Vicary on target at Padbrook Park
5:02pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
SIMON Vicary won the September Stableford at Padbrook Park after a tie on 39 points with Jamie Smith. Vicary won by virtue of a better score over the closing holes.
He birdied the 13th hole during his round.
Smith, who recorded three birdies, was left to count the cost of a double bogey on the final hole. Dave Payne, hunting his second win in successive events took third place with 37 points.
September Stableford: 1 S Vicary 39pts, 2 J Smith 39, 3 D Payne 37, 4 R Hughes 36, 5 H Evans 33, 6 K Curtis 33.
Smith’s finish virtually assures him of the season-long Order of Merit. With just three events left he has a 35 point lead over Gary Stevenson.
Order of Merit: Latest standings 1 J Smith 127pts, 2 G Stevenson 92, 3 P Moore 79, 4 P Knight 71, 5 S Vile 70.
There was a four way tie in the Seniors September Stableford as one shot covered the top seven players. Nick Mitchell won thanks to having the best score over the closing holes. John Bowden who came fourth suffered due to double bogeys on four of the last five holes.
Seniors September Stableford: 1 N Mitchell 33pts, 2 R Williams 33, 3 S Penfold 33, 4 J Bowden 33, 5 G Campbell 32, 6 R Elston 32, 7 R Bell 32.
Youngster Sam Palmer continued his impressive year with victory in the pro shop stableford. He scored 42 points to finish two ahead of Martyn Cherry. Palmer saw his handicap cut once again – this time from 19 to 17.
Pro Shop Stableford: 1 S Palmer 42pts, 2 M Cherry 40, 3 N Rogers 39, 4 N Clift 37, 5 M Johns 36, 6 R Cavill 36.