STEVE Thomas deservedly won the March Monthly Medal sponsored by Kelsall Steele Investment Services at Falmouth Golf Club on Saturday, writes Keith Rashleigh.

Having so narrowly missed out on the Winter League the previous week, Thomas carded birdies at the third, 11th and 17th holes for a good gross 76, net 66, to win by one stroke from David Ambrose who carded birdies at the 13th and 15th.

Grant Nicholls also returned a net 67 including birdies at the 10th, 12th and 16th holes and looked a likely winner before carding double bogeys at the 15th and 17th holes.

Fourth, on countback, ahead of a whole posse of players was Matt Roberts who had the distinction of carding a hat-trick of birdies at the 12th, 13th and 14th holes followed by another at the 17th on his way to a net 68.

The best gross score was by Paul Collins with a solid one over par 73.

A mixed greensomes was held the following day with poor weather greeting players early, only for the later duos to get nicer conditions.

Going home with the win were Ian Churcher and Carol Allen with 41 points, four ahead of Rob Churcher and Debbie Hall.