Sidmouth Charles Stanley success for Richard Trim

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The scoring in the Charles Stanley sponsored Monday Stableford was again, very good and leading the way for the second week in succession was Richard Trim with a fantastic 44 points, writes John Barnard.

It was a more consistent score than the previous with eight pars and he is now down to a handicap of 17. Another good round like this will lead to an exceptional score reduction.

In second place was Neil Faulkner, shooting 42 points and showing he has come to terms with the use of a buggie. Two birdies and 12 pars were the key to his good round and he is now playing off a handicap of eight for the first time in a while.

In third place was Steve Crabb who hasn’t been having a great year but three birdies, including the difficult seventh and sixteenth holes, showed a welcome return to form. Eleven players scored better than level two’s so standard scratch was raised to 65 (37 points) showing that the course is playing well. A combination of recent rain and warm weather has meant the course looks fantastic and the greens are reasonably paced and rolling consistently.

In the birdie count, Jonathan Lee has now taken the lead with 48 as John Jones hasn’t played for a few weeks due to work. In the eclectic, Jonathan has leapt ahead of Mike Knight after improving his score by two with John Jones now a further two shots back.

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