Taylor is terrific and now almost off scratch

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Monday’s Charles Stanley Stableford was won by Duncan Taylor who went round gross in 61 and scored an excellent 43 points, writes John Barnard.

There was not one bogey on his card and he also struck five birdies, including one on stroke index one (the eighth) meant a convincing victory and his lowest ever handicap of one (0.9 exact) so almost down to scratch!

In second place with 40 points, often enough to win, was John Welch. Ten pars and nothing worse than bogies meant a consistent round that earned a handicap reduction of one shot to 11. In third place was Neil Faulkner who has played well recently and scored 39 points. After bogeying the first three holes, Neil than played a consistent round with eleven pars over of the next 15 holes.

Adrian Haysom would have got third place overall had he entered the competition as he scored 40 points but he contented himself with just winning the seniors competition, held in conjunction with the Monday stableford.

John Jones continues to lead the birdie count, thirteen ahead of Jonathan Lee and they both share the lead in the eclectic, both on net 48.

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This week’s stableford marks the half way point of the playing season and improving the eclectic become much more difficult in the second half so it is still all to play for.

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