Falmouth Golf Club was again in pristine condition on Saturday for the Frank Harris competition where the top 16 go forward into a knockout. The event was paired up with the London Pride E.G.U. Gold Medal. An impressive 103 members entered of which 10 beat the standard scratch of 70 for the day and surprisingly 23 failed to return a score indeed one unlucky soul carded a 12 on the normally comfortable 335 yard par 4 fourth hole. Probably a case of too many “sherberts” on Friday!
Paul Martin had no such problems as he returned a brilliant gross 70. His front nine was a two over par 37 dropping shots at just the 6th. and 8th. holes before launching himself at the back nine where he carded birdies at the 10th. 12th. 15th. and 16th. holes for an impressive four under par gross 33 and a final net score of 62. He even allowed himself three putts on the last hole as he covered the 507 yards with a driver and a 5 iron to the front edge of the green. Paul will receive the E.G.U. Gold Medal complete with a case of London Pride Beer and a chance of going forward to the National Finals at Woodhall Spa.
Runner up was Andy Sculley who played well to return his net 64. Ashley Bennett took third place with a net 65 and Paul Kneebone was fourth with a net 66.
On Thursday the Falmouth Seniors captained by Pete Brierley defeated visitors Cape Cornwall by eight matches to nil.
This Saturday is the Richard Brian Cup