While Paul Lawrie was returning to the World’s top 50 after nine years, Coxmoor Golf Club’s Oliver Wilson continued to suffer in last week’s Commercialbank Qatar Masters.
After an opening round of level par 72, Wilson was going along niceley at four under par with just four holes to play in his second round when he carded a triple bogie before dropping another stroke to finish with a level par 72.
When the third and final round of the tournament was shortened to 54 holes, he was four over par for the front nine before finishing with three birdies to end the tournament well down the field on one over par.
Coxmoor club mate Greg Owen tees up in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Thursday over the three courses of Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula Golf Club and Spyglass Hill Golf Club.
Rufford Park played round seven of their Winter Eclectic, despite Saturday’s hard frost, with Division One going to Richard Rowley after a countback from Paul Richardson, both players with 39 points, with third place going to Steve Swindells with 38 points, also after a countback from Alistair Kirby.
Melvyn Homer won Division Two with 38 points, the same total as runner-up Alan Burton, with Martin Edwards the best of three players with 37 points.
Michael Maggaley topped Division Three with the day’s best total of 40 points, two better than Richard Bradford Jnr with John Deakin in third with 37 points.
In Thursday’s Med’s Stableford David Kimberley won with 38 points with Dale Benner in second, three points adrift.
l At Oakmere Park the First Division of the previous Saturday Medal went to Ian Williams on nett 67, two better than Darron Broughton, who took second on the back six from Nigel Richardson.
In the Second Division Alan Seddon won with a best-of-the-day nett 64, four ahead of Ian Hayes and Craig Pearce.
Howard Henshaw returned a nett 66 to win Division Three by one from David Hallam with Michael Morton in third with a nett 69.
The Sunday Betterball Stableford Division One went to Paul Stoker and Phil Ellis with 41 points on the back nine from the pairings of Alistair Woodward and Tony Eaton, who took second with Darren Taylor and Lee Boulton in third.
Carl Henshaw and Howard Henshaw won Division Two with 43 points, followed by Ken Harbron and Mark White with 42 points and Mark Scothern and David Oldfield on 41 points.
Colin Wood won the Monday Seniors Stableford on the back nine from Alan Thompson, both with 38 points.
Division Two was won by Roger Allen with 41 points, two clear of second-placed Gerry Bakewell.
Jim Newton carded 37 points to win the Third Division, two better than runner-up Peter Kopryko.
The Thursday Medal was won by Craig Pearce with 47 points.
Mansfield Golf Club’s Pairs Texas Scramble was won by Jeff Baron and Bobby McDonald with a total of 65.75 nett with second place going to Tony Marriot and Andy Lamb with a nett 66.