Sandwiched between Rounds 4 and 5 of the Cory Cup was this weeks competition, a Three Ball Scramble played on the 18th January in some challenging conditions. Despite the tough conditions there were some very good scores posted as members clearly took a shine to the scramble format. The amount of shots given was significantly reduced from normal with only 10 % of the three handicaps combined being available to each team.
Perhaps unsurprisingly the top of the leaderboard was dominated by the later starters who had the drier part of the day with the team of Andy Bunt, Dave Derry and Mark Richards combining well to post a very good score of 59.5 securing First Place on the day. It couldn’t have been much closer at the top with the trio of Mike Buse, Kevin Brenton and Rich Matheron finishing in Second Place only 0.2 of a shot behind with a score of 59.7 and the team of John Paul, Tuck Clagett and Nigel Buse rounding out the top three on a score of 62.2.
Shawn Hawken has already ensured 2014 will be a successful golfing year after securing one of the clubs knockout matchplay titles. Both Shawn and his opponent John Paul secured their places in the final with semi-final wins over Richard Blake and Richard Lawrence.
The final was a closely fought match with Shawn being 1 up at the turn and holding on to his lead to secure and 2 and 1 victory and with it the South Western Challenge Cup.
Texas Scramble Results