Murray Parsons picks up the D&C Open

Bridgwater Mercury: Murray Parsons picks up the D&C Open Murray Parsons picks up the D&C Open

MURRAY Parsons is in a fine run of form in recent weeks which has seen his handicap fall and him feature in the upper reaches of leaderboards.

Last Saturday in the D&C Open he topped the charts after his excellent nett 65. The previous week he faltered towards the end of his round and had to settle for third spot but this time made no mistake as he ended one shot clear of the field in the popular Open competition at Brean.

Runner up was Bob Masterman who made stunning return to the course. He possibly surprised himself with his score of nett 66 but happily took second spot ahead of Clive Goode on countback. Tony Romeo and Vince Ford took fourth and fifth positions on 67.

With competitors only able to win one prize the best gross score went to Jason Kidley on 78 ahead of Barrie Tucker on 79.

The Seniors result sheets had a familiar look to them last week in the September Stableford and the second round of their Eclectic Competition.

Barrie Tucker led the way in the Stableford with 39 points from Tony Tissington on 36 but the result would have been different if Seniors Captain Tony Roper hadn't suffered a disqualification due to a scorecard error. His card would have pipped Tucker on countback and given him a long overdue win.

Another player in the shape of Roger Philips also suffered the same fate as Roper in the Stableford but he put this behind him to win the Eclectic round on Thursday. He scored a nett 65 beating Pete Douglas by two and the ever consistent Tucker by three in the final standings.

The Super Series on Sunday was won by David Bidgood with a score of 41 points. He won by a fair distance as well as his nearest challenger was Martyn Cahill on 36 points. The result also saw Bidgood's handicap reduced by 3 shots as well to 19.

Both Brean professionals ended down the field in the Race To Woodbury Park event last week at the Devon venue. Early starter on the first day Andrew March posted a level par opening round on 72 which was matched a couple of hours later by his Brean colleague David Haines.

On a day of good scoring this left them in a tie for 16th spot with one round to go, eight strokes behind the leader. The second day didn't go to plan for either player and they both fell away down the leaderboard as birdies were hard to come by for both of them.

March didn't manage to make any at all in his four over par round of 76 whilst Haines had a very frustrating day to finish a few shots further back. With just a few more Pro Am's left in the season they will start to turn their attention to the Gloucester and Somerset PGA Winter season which opens with the Wormald & Partners Matchplay Championship at Henbury towards the end of the month.

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