AN opening 36 holes of eight under par left Greg Owen leading the field in last week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico.
Sadly he couldn’t sustain his scoring and after dropping two shots to par over the closing 36 holes he had to settle for a share of 16th place.
Looking on his season so far he said: “I’ve made four out of five cuts and finished ninth at Pebble.
“It’s getting back to where I used to play four or five years ago, and that feels nice. It’s been a bit of wandering around in the wilderness for a couple of years, so it’s nice to see my play is back and it’s nice to see a few putts drop in.”
In Round Nine of Rufford Park’s Winter League Jack Stoppard took the top spot in Division One after a countback from John Stoppard, with Steve Swindells in third with 39 points.
Marc Dudley won Division Two with 40 points one ahead of second placed Kris Beet with Steve Walsh in third with 36 points.
A best of the day 41 points gave Kevin Shaw a one point winning margin in Division Three from John Deakin with David Butler in third with 39 points.
The First Division of Round Eight was won by Mick Gwynne with 37 points after a countback from Jack Stoppard.
In Division Two Melvyn Homer carded a best of the day 40 points to win by one from Billy Sheffield and Chris White.
Division Three went to Mick Baggaley with 37 points, one clear of Andrew Gordan and Ray Allen-Turner.
Ben Jones returned 46 points to win the Men’s Thursday stableford by four from Melvyn Homer with Andrew Smith in third with 41 points.
Robert Cormack returned 42 points to win the latest Seniors Stableford by one from Stuart Wesley with third place going to Derek Scholey with 39 points. The nearest to pin prize went to Keith Ware.
At Oakmere Park Golf Club the Saturday Golfer of the Winter Round 6 Aggregate Stableford was won by the pairing of Dean Tomkinson and Sean Key with 78 points, four ahead of second placed Terry Wilson and Darren Broughton with Alan Ward and Dave Woolis in third with 73 points.
In the Sunday 2012 Golfer of the Winter Round 6 Aggregate Medal Mark Scothern and David Oldfield took the top spot with a nett 141 followed by David Cope and Alex Morrell, who took second on the back nine from Trevor Pearce and Chris Cooper, both with nett 144.
In the Thursday Stableford Jack Taylor won Division One with 39 points on the back nine from Clarke Bradshaw 39 points
Paul Shaw won Division Two with 41 points, five ahead of Mark Pearce.
Division Three went to Steve Foster also with 41 points after a countback over the back nine from Neil Harvey.
Geoff Renshaw carded 38 points to win the Senior’s Stableford by one from Henry Klapkowski with Graham Hawkes taking Division Two with 38 points three better than John Kenton
David Oldfield won the Wednesday Stableford with 36 points.
Mansfield Golf Club’s Pairs Betterball Stableford Competition went to R Smith and A. Deller with 35 points one clear of the second placed pairing of Tony Hunt and Russ Smithhurst.