Baunton takes Brean monthly stableford

This is The West Country: Baunton takes Brean monthly stableford Baunton takes Brean monthly stableford

SIMON Baunton was the victor of the February Monthly Stableford at Brean.

He was the only player in the field to beat his handicap as he returned a best of the day 38 points and took the Division Three award.

Despite having his handicap reduced in the recent annual review that was undertaken at the club Baunton still played under his new handicap and another reduction surely won’t be far away of his current form.

The other two Divisions were won with 36 points apiece as the inclement weather put paid to any low scoring happening.

Phil Hodgson was the winner of Division One ending one point ahead of Roger Vaughan.

Division Two was taken with 36 points by Neil Barker as he enjoyed a two-point winning margin over Chris Fairchild.

BOTH of Brean’s professionals featured in the top of the Gloucester and Somerset PGA Medal last week at Weston Super Mare.

Head Pro Andrew March ended in a tie for fifth spot after matching the reduced par of 62 over the 16 holes that were open.

He did however rue a double bogey 6 at the final hole which dropped him down three spots on the leaderboard. Director of Golf David Haines produced one of his better performances around a course he rarely seems to score well around.

He ended up with a 63 and a share of eighth spot as he strengthened his position in fourth place of the Total Triumph Order of Merit.

March moved back into tenth position in the table with his result at the mid way point of their Winter PGA season.

Results Monthly Stableford Div One 1, Phil Hodgson 36pts 2, Roger Vaughan 35pts 3, Barrie Tucker 33pts Div Two 1, Neil Barker 36pts 2, Chris Fairchild 34pts 3, Ron Vine 32pts Div Three 1, Simon Baunton 38pts 2, Steve Payne 25pts

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