Haynes and co taste sweet victory at Rutland County Golf

Bob Haynes who lead his team to victory in the Winter Texas Scramble at Rutland County Golf Club
Bob Haynes who lead his team to victory in the Winter Texas Scramble at Rutland County Golf Club
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Rutland County showed its pedigree over the weekend, staying open for golfers from across the region, who flooded onto the course as their own clubs were closed due to the terrible weather.

Despite the extra traffic, a busy schedule of competitions continues for the members with first-time winner Scott Keegan shooting 43 points to win the Monthly Stableford ahead of Martin Clark on 42 points.

Four-handicapper Darren Child was third on countback with 39 points, ahead of Pete Siciliano and Geoff Osborne.

Likely lads - Steve Maltby, Bob Haynes, Reg Parker and Tony Coulsey - won the Winter Texas Scramble on net 57.8.

Paka Risi skilfully led his team of Kev Moxham, Dave Champion and John Spinlove to second place on 58.5.

The Winter Doubles Knockout is heating up with the McHutchison brothers disposing of Dave Champion and John Spinlove by 4 and 3,
to face Deggie Palmer and Pete Woolley in the semi-final.

Danny Fowler and Mark Durno were equally severe on Pete Maksymiw and Jim Wilson, cruising into the semis after a 7 and 6 victory.

They will face the unfancied pairing of John Peyser and Chris Bower.

The Seniors Stableford was played in a torrential downpour but the conditions suited Gerry Webb who won with 40 points.

Despite losing his card in a large puddle, Kev Whittle retrieved it to post 39 points for second place.

He is now third overall in the Winter Stableford Eclectic on 44 points. Ted Leighton leads the way with 46 points, ahead of Geoff Osborne on 45 – leaving a tight finish.

The Seniors Doubles Knockout has reached the semi-final stage with Mike Pell and Peter Stokes moving into one slot after beating Ian Collis and Brian Kirby by 6 and 5. They will face Gerry McIntyre and Bob Goddard. Ralph Baker and Geoff Osborne wait to see who they will face in the other match.