WALL-TO-WALL sunshine with only a light breeze greeted the players at Falmouth Golf Club on Saturday as 96 competitors teed up for the Bray Cup, writes Keith Rashleigh.

It proved to be a birthday celebration to remember for John Sanz as the eight handicapper, who turned 68 on the day, produced a great gross round of 73, giving him a net score of 65, to claim the trophy.

His round featured birdies at the sixth, 15th and 16th holes.

This was enough to win by one stroke from Paul Syer, who like the eventual champion also picked up a shot at the 16th.

However, a bogey six at the last was costly.

Steve Briers also played well to card a net 66 with birdies at the second and 16th, but a dropped shot at the 17th saw him miss out on glory.

Despite the near perfect conditions, virtually 25 per cent of the entry failed to return a card and for the second successive week the new par four fifth hole proved the most difficult.

Simon Cooper certainly pleased himself along with everyone in the bar as he holed his tee shot at the par three seventh hole for a hole-in-one.