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Washout at Brean Golf
1:00pm Thursday 8th November 2012 in Sport
BOTH the Monthly Medal and the Monthly Stableford suffered the same fate at the weekend as they were washed out by the dreadful weather.
The Medal played on Saturday did manage to get underway but a freakish hailstorm put paid to it ever reaching a conclusion as the course became almost instantly unplayable.
The heavy overnight rain then scuppered any slim chances they might have had to play the Stableford.
The annual Veterans Pitch and Putt Championship took place over the short course at Brean Leisure Park last Thursday.
It was decided on countback with Bill Griffin beating seniors chairman Wally Pape on the back nine after they both had scored 53 shots for the 18 holes. Taking third place on 56 was John Heath.
Brean PGA Professional Andrew March finished in a four way tie for second in the Gloucester and Somerset PGA Medal at Bristol and Clifton.
He carded a three over par 73 on a tough day for scoring ending two shots behind winner Mark Luckett (Wheathill).
March ended alongside European Tour player Chris Wood, home club assistant Luke Fraser and the Total Triumph Order of Merit leader Rod Hibbitt (Cotswold Edge).
After four events of the season March now sits in second place in the Order of Merit trailing 7.5 points behind Hibbitt.
Brean's director of golf David Haines managed to complete his first round in over a month but his troublesome trapped nerve in his back curtailed his scoring ability as he ended with 81.
Assistant Pro Roy Baker also played at Bristol & Clifton and finished one shot further back on 82.