Storming finish from Brodigan

A storming finish saw Andrew Brodigan pip Mark Carins to win Sunday’s Stableford Club Competition on countback.

After a steady start, 13-handicapper Brodigan had 16 points after seven holes but the wheels looked to be coming off when he emerged from the tricky eighth and ninth with just one point.

A par at the par-five 10th stopped the bleeding and he then took nine points from the next three holes with three pars before stuttering with a one-point bogey on the index 18 par four 14th.

When Brodigan stood on the 16th tee he had 31 points on his card but, in blistering finish, he parred the long par four and then produced back to back birdies over the closing holes for a back nine total of 24pts and final score of 41pts.

That was enough to comfortably beat Mark Cairns on a back nine countback. Cairns, who is now off 14, has seen his handicap drop sharply this season and he showed he is adjusting to his new-found status with an impressive round that included one birdie and eight pars and saw him score on all 18 holes.

Gavin McDonnell’s persistence over the season finally paid off as he finished in third place with 40 points while Aaron Grant shot an excellent 38 points off plus two to take the gross prize with Neil Smith best of the juveniles.

 Result

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Club Competition Stableford

1st: Andrew Brodigan (13) 41pts/24

2nd: Mark Cairns (14) 41pts/20

Gross: Aaron Grant (+2) 38pts

3rd: Gavin McDonnell (22) 40pts

Juvenile: Neil Smith (19) 36pts

CSS: 36 pts/72