A day of two halves on the course with true rolling greens playing 11 on the stimp meter. While the morning groups experienced a chill in the air and frequent heavy showers the afternoon groups welcomed bright skies and sweltering heat. Despite finding himself in the morning groups, Glen Makin was one player who excelled in the difficult condition. Makins 16 point front nine struggles were dramatically reversed as he returned in 22 points and a third place finish on CPO over Dave Langley and Tony Fernandez. Another who enjoyed the tricky morning was Peter Glennie, a staggering 40 point total good enough for second place. Glennie turned in 20 points thanks to an excellent birdie on 7, before a level par triangle setup Glennie to push on and gain another 3 points on 14. The early groundwork meant that the only blob on Gleenies card at 17 didn’t completely derail his day, although even with a score on 17 Glennie would have struggled to stop today’s runaway winner. Arriving with a fresh set of clubs Mal Aird started out with two standard pars before acceptable bogeys on 3 and 4. A further bogey on 7 was to be cancelled out on 9 with a terrific birdie followed immediately after a pie with another at 10. A bogey at 11 threatend to derail Airds round but a solid run of 5 pars meant that he had already amassed 37 points for 15 holes. The bogeys at 16 and 17 were probably par for the day considering the conditions before Aird landed the final blow on 18 with a par, a 43 point total and todays 1st place.
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