An amazing eagle on the last hole at Caversham Heath gave Seamus Smith an unlikely win in Division 1 of the Midweek Stableford. With one hole remaining Smith (4hcp) looked set for a second or third place finish at best – assuming he picked up two points. However, his eagle 2 on the 415-yard par 4 (off the white tees) gave him four points and took him straight to the top of the leaderboard.
Smith had halves of 18 and 23 points, recording 10 pars and three birdies on top of the eagle. He also secured another four points hole plus two three point holes and saw his handicap cut to 3.
The eagle left Mark Pattle (16hcp) devastated as he finished with 40 points…and had to settle for the runners-up spot!! Pattle had halves of 22 and 18 points – including a four point hole – and could still have won had it not been for three consecutive bogeys at the end of his round. Pattle had his handicap cut to 14.
Third was David Cuthbertson (12hcp) with 37 points.
Division 2 winner was Derek Pavlovic (22hcp) with 34 points, despite recording three nil returns on his back nine. Second was Jeanette Taylor (31hcp) with 32 points and third was Caroline Dover (27hcp) with 30 points.
Twos were recorded by Tom Shaw (8th hole), Stephen Gelsthorpe (17th hole) and Seamus Smith (18th hole).