With three results out of four required on each hole there were plenty of opportunities for slip-ups in the club sponsored AM-AM at Castletown on Saturday. Surprisingly, two teams averaged 42 Stableford points per scorer and tied on 126 points.
Winning the card countback Anthony O’Mahony, David Campbell, Bryan McMahon and Dominic Litton dovetailed particularly well on the all important back nine where they scored 67 points. O’Mahony enjoyed back-to-back birdies starting with a lucrative two on the 13th. Campbell also tapped in a two, nett hole in one, having already nett eagled the 10th. Litton and McMahon produced a procession of pars, six in a row apiece, which, off handicaps of (15) and (10) respectively, certainly helped the cause.
Having accumulated 66 points on the front nine, Michael Kinmond, Tim Callow, Keith Featherstone and Kyle McConnell consolidated their halfway lead with a ten pointer on the 10th. Unfortunately, just three points on the 11th put them behind the curve and although they finished strongly with two eight pointers they had to settle for second place.
With nine birdies between them Chris Howland, his son Andi, Michael Katkjaer and Jason Cubbon combined to collect 124 points and third place. 15 of the 26 teams which took part posted a par (108) or better score.
20 ladies participated in the Bessie Cain Rosebowl bogey competition on the previous Wednesday. Liz Stirling (31) won by two shots on (-1). Jo Duncan (51) came second with (-3) and lady captain Julie Amphlett (19) took third on (-6).
This coming Saturday there is a temporary return to qualifying competitions with Aon Insurance Managers once again underwriting the Aon Trophy an individual Stableford event.