FALMOUTH Golf Club staged the final round of the Winter League on Saturday, writes Keith Rashleigh.

The day started promisingly but in the afternoon players had to endure heavy downpours and it appeared even the most expensive waterproof suits could not keep out the Cornish rain.

In the competition’s last round, Dave Walsh partnered by Nick Morrison carded the top score with a grand haul of 46 Stableford points with respective nines of 24 and 22.

Runners-up were Martin Lawden and Ray Hudson with another good score of 45 while third went to Ben Browning and Steve Jones with 44.

Bobby Richardson and Paul Collins took fourth spot with nines of 23 and 20 for a total of 43.

With all the rounds completed and scores tallied up, Peter Lewis was the deserving overall winner with an impressive average of 44 over his best six rounds for an aggregate of 264.

Lewis did not improve his total on the day and it was up to the chasing pack to catch him.

In the event, only Steve Thomas managed to threaten by improving his aggregate score by a point and consequently finishing on 263, agonisingly just one behind the winner.

Collins also enjoyed an excellent campaign for a fine total of 262 to take third spot and fourth went to Mike Austin on 259.

Fifth was Matt Roberts also with 259 and sixth fell to Mark Trewin on 258.

Sandra Buller, the daughter of Falmouth golfing legend Ted Hichens, who donated the trophy 19 years ago, presented the prizes.