Summer League Rnd 5 of 5 (best 4 of 5)
12th Oct 2019
1st Adrian Tinker (14) net 63 (£30)
2nd Jamie Newton (10) net 64 (£22)
3rd Ed Nicklin (11) net 66 (£15)
4th Kieran Sherlock (14) net 66 (£7)
The fifth and final round of the 2019 Summer League saw fourteen handicapper Adrian Tinker post a winning net 63 to take the plaudits on the day. Tinker posted his score very early on and had a long wait to see if it would prove good enough to earn him the win – it was and it did! Tinker started well with a birdie on the first hole and went on to card three pars on the front nine. After the turn another six pars went into the mix, five of those on the last five holes. With just one double bogey, on the seventh, Tinker’s card looked quite impressive and very tidy. Three long hours later, with all the cards in the box, Tinker could celebrate his win and only had to wait a short time before he found out what his handicap reduction would be; with the Competition Scratch Score sitting at 66, Tinker soon learned that his new handicap would be thirteen. Jamie Newton continued to impress and today he posted a second place winning net 64 which earned him a small handicap reduction, down to single figures again, and will go out next time playing off nine. Three pars to kick off his round followed by six bogies put Newton in an enviable position at the turn. On his way in Newton carded three birdies, on the tenth, fifteen and eighteenth, plus another four pars and nothing worse than bogies elsewhere; unfortunately just short of what was required but Newton was actually quite happy with his round as it took his handicap back down to single figures – job done! Ed Nicklin, playing off eleven, brought in net 66 and finished in a three-way tie but took third place courtesy of his net 30 on the back nine holes. Nicklin’s round started off very nicely with three consecutive pars. Another par on the ninth was very welcome following his only two double bogies. On the back nine Nicklin posted two more pars and went on to finish his round in some style with three birdies to close out another very good outing. Kieran Sherlock lost out to Nicklin in the card play-off but his net 33 on the back nine was good enough to push the tied Stephen Griffiths off the podium; Griffiths’ net 34 on the way in fell disappointingly short and fourth place was the best he could claim. Sherlock, playing off fourteen, had carded four pars and a birdie, on the sixth, as he reached the halfway stage. Another five pars were added on the way in but two double bogies and a triple, on the second, had done untold damage to Sherlock’s chasing cause.
In the 2's competition there were 31 entries with 2's recorded by : Jamie Newton on the 10th, Ed Nicklin on the 16th, Norman Vernalls and Jared Langham on the 5th and Rich Adcock and Mark Purser on the 3rd - they each get a share the £62.