With the course now at its best, 31 of the 145 golfers played to par or better in Spalding Golf Club’s June monthly medal competition.
Despite the showers, low scores were plentiful, especially in the 15-28 handicap category, with the round of the day coming from Stewart Barnett (80-18=62), ten strokes below his handicap.
Yet only one stroke behind was Alan Roper (80-17=63) with a nett 63 which resulted in a three-stroke handicap reduction for the pair of them.
Robert Norman (82-15=67) just edged third spot on countback from Cameron Roy (82-15=67) both carding a nett 67.
Other leading scores in this category came from: nett 70 – Ben Blom, Michael Yould; 71 – Chris Brooks, Simon Ward, Wayne Flowers and Richard Thorold.
Barnett and Roper shared the category lowest gross score prize with 80.
John Reynolds (80-12=68) came out on top in the 0-14 handicap category with a nett 68, a one-stroke advantage over Adrian Sibley (81-12=69), Lloyd Chatham (72-3=69) and Andy Grimwood (69-0=69), all carding a nett 69.
Other leading scores in this category were: nett 70 – Pete Williams, Chas Lacey, Gary Palmer, Chris Ward; 71 – Chris Moxon, Phil Tweddell.
Andy Grimwood claimed the lowest gross score prize with a superb 69 which included four birdies.
A record 79 entries played in the nine-hole Wednesday evening stableford competition with 22 of those recording scores under par .
Nigel Patrick (23 handicap), Matthew Richardson (9) and Chas Lacey (4) came out on top, all scoring 32 points.
The mixed team returned to winning ways with a 5-3 home victory in their latest social match against Peterborough Milton.
The two captains Peter Bridge and Jenny Wilson led from the front by winning 5&3, with further wins coming from Peter Gooderson and Chris Vickers 2up, Andy Thomas and Olive Gooderson 2up, Doug Garfoot and Chris Leggett 5&4 and Steve Leggett and Barbara Newcombe 4&3.
Simon Richardson continued his rich vein of form by winning the prestigious Alverstone Trophy played at Woodhall Spa.
From a field of 60 golfers from across the county and beyond he won the 36 hole gross and nett prize with superb rounds of 68 & 66 at the par 71 course for an eight-under-par gross total of 134 which equated to a nett 140 off his minus 3 handicap.
Andy Grimwood playing off scratch carded rounds of gross 74 and 72 to finish in third spot with a nett 146 total.