After last years washout, and only one round completed - we could not have had better weather for the competitors in this years Goodman Trophy.
A light breeze and a comfortable temperature awaited all those who arrived for 36 holes from the revered Blue Tees on the Church Course.
60 players and a two tee start battled it out over the first 18 - of which the best of the morning were Scott Warren (4) - (Northamptonshire County Golf Club) - net 69 and Mike Masters (4) - (St Enodoc) net 69, closely followed by Steve Chapman net 72 (0) - (St Enodoc) and Gordon Marston net 73 (6) - (Maxstoke Park), with the best gross scores being Joe Cruse 70 (+3) - (St Enodoc), Steve Chapman 72 and Mike Masters 73 leading the way going into the afternoon.
The second round saw the weather remain the same as the morning, but the degree of difficulty and the terrain getting the better of most of the field bar a couple of notable exceptions.
14 year old Luke Perkins (4) - (Frilford Heath) had an excellent pm round of 74 which included a treble bogey on the Himalaya, a definite prospect for the future - no doubt!!.
Round of the day must go to our very own Joe Cruse who started his second round on the 9th hole. His first ten holes were covered in 3 under, and with further birdies on the 4th and 7th holes left Joe with a chance of equalling the Course record from the Blue Tees of 63 (set by Ben Westgate during the Goodman Trophy in 2009) if he could make a two at his last hole - the 8th. On this occasion the short 8th won out, as Joe's tee shot ended in one of the many bunkers guarding the short par 3 and a resulting bogey left the only blemish on an otherwise faultless gross 65.
With that score Joe became the first golfer to win both the Goodman and Rachel Biddle trophies at once with a gross 135 and net 141 good enough to be truimphant.
A full list of the results can be viewed by clicking the link below.