‘Mr Consistency’ has another good day at the office
Last year Brian Norbury was the President of Levante. Now he has another title: Mr Consistency. Brian followed up his first place finish in the first round of Levante’s divisional championships at Villaitana the previous week with another winning performance in the second and final round at Oliva Nova yesterday (June 8)
His 34 points off 18 handicap in Division 1 gave him a total of 71 points, three more than runner-up Bob Fell who had 31 points yesterday. Malcolm Nash was third, following up his 35 points at Villaitana with 31 points at Oliva.
In Division 2, Martin Shaw’s first round 40 points and 32 points yesterday gave him a 72 point total, one ahead of Mike Harding (37 + 34.)
Mike took the runners-up spot on the lower handicap rule, ahead of first round leader Roger Miller who, after an excellent 42 points at Villaitana, could manage only a disappointing 29 points at Oliva.
The 36-hole competition comprised two separate 18-hole events and yesterday’s Division 1 prize winners were Brian Norbury, Mike Cuerden and Brian Redfearn. In Division 2 Mike Harding, Brian Clarke-Sutton and Dick Temperton took the honours on the day.
On this ‘multi-competition’ day there were also four Syd Smith Trophy first round knockout matches, two of which went to ‘shoot outs’ after the games finished all square.
Levante’s rule for games finishing all square is for players to return to the 100-metre mark on the last hole and play a sudden death decider off scratch.
It took three extra holes for Graham Hutson to beat Terry Collins and current champion Mike Cuerden and 2010 winner Anne Edwards had to make the return journey twice before Mike won the match after Anne’s approach found water.
Levante’s current president Frank Carroll yesterday (June 14) celebrated his year in office by staging a President’s Challenge at El Saler and among those teeing it up were professionals Campbell Lamont and Oliva Nova-based Paul Tolley.