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Masters' win relief

PUBLISHED: 15:50 14 October 2009 | UPDATED: 21:43 07 July 2010

DARREN Masters, so often the bridesmaid of late, stepped onto the winner's rostrum by taking the Honda Pairs at Feltwell Golf Club, with partner Gerry McGarrity, on a combined score of 142.

DARREN Masters, so often the bridesmaid of late, stepped onto the winner's rostrum by taking the Honda Pairs at Feltwell Golf Club, with partner Gerry McGarrity, on a combined score of 142.

Darren outscored his partner by four shots, finishing on 69 against Gerry's 73, giving a combined total of two under par - 144.

Johnny Clements partnered Barnard stalwart Frank Brown to finish four behind on 146 with the Brandon pairing of Colin Cooper and Mark Winstone in third place on 148.

Ken Howard hosted his veterans' vice-captain's day on the one truly wet day of an otherwise parched golfing season, but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm.

Two old warhorses Derek Scott and ex-Dunfermline footballer John Williamson battled it out for first and second places .

Derek emerged on top with 35 points, beating Williamson by one point, with Trevor Gyte in third on 34 after a count back.

Mark Robson shot a two under par 70 to take the October Saturday Medal, one ahead of a trio on 71.

Count-back deemed Mally Smith as runner-up with Colin Cooper beating Paul Gee into third place.

Honda Pairs: 1 Darren Masters (19) and Gerry McGarrity (16) 142 19 (18.5) and 16 (16.3); 2 Frank Brown (10) and Johnny Clements (13) 146 10 (10.1) and 13 (12.5); 3 Colin Cooper (10) and Mark Winstone (12) 148 10 (9.6) and 12 (12.3).

Veterans' Vice-Captain's Day: 1 Derek Scott (17) 35 points 17 (16.6); 2 John Williamson (19) 34 19 (19.3); 3 Trevor Gyte (18) 34 18 (17.7).

Saturday Medal: 1 Mark Robson (9) 79-70 9 (9.2); 2 Mally Smith (7) 78-71 7 (6.9); 3 Colin Cooper (10) 81-71 10 (9.6).


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