Seniors’ section

Charles Griffiths-Jones Salver

PAUL SHEEN has won the Charles Griffiths-Jones Salver for the second year in a row, earning the first seniors’ silverware of the 2019 season at Cirencester Golf Club with some appropriately sparkling and consistent golf.

The outcome of the Griffiths-Jones Salver is determined by the best three scores in the four senior winter stablefords which beat the weather.

Paul was already in a strong position entering the last round which was played on Monday, when the sunshine golf among the 92 entrants matched the spectacular conditions.

Paul’s solid 40-point finish moved him on to a total of 117 points as he held off the late burst of Mike Helyer, whose 42 points topped Division One on Monday, and took him to an aggregate of 113.

Mike’s 42 points was matched by Rob Bell in that division and they were followed home by Nigel Curtis and Simon Byrne, both on 39, while James Gore was fifth on 38.

In Division Two, Aadel Nasrat (42 points) was the only one to better Sheen and they were chased in by in-form pair Steve Page and Andy Rhys-Evans on 39 points, with Jim Kennedy fifth on 36.

Charlie Griffiths-Jones Salver (final standings):

1, Paul Sheen 117; 2, Mike Helyer 113; 3, Brian Whitaker 113; 4, Tony Killick 113; 5, Nigel Curtis 110; 6, Eamonn Cuthbert 108; 7, Mark Woodhead 104; 8, James Gore 104; 9, Jim Kennedy 104; 10, Dave Exton 103.

Elsewhere, Cirencester Golf Club pro Ed Goodwin burst to the top of the Total Triumph Order of Merit with just eight competitions remaining after another high finish on the Gloucester & Somerset PGA circuit.

With long-time leader Giuseppe Licata missing from the line-up at Naunton Downs last week, Goodwin took advantage when tieing for fifth place with a four-over par 75 in difficult conditions.

Ed now has a 12-point lead over Licata.

Ladies’ section

TEN teams of ladies tackled the 321 Dusty Bin 14-hole competition on a brilliantly sunny Thursday morning.

The three ladies who swept to the top of the leaderboard with a not-too-grubby score of 60 points were Irena Windslow, Chris Park & Kay Fullerton.

The runners-up were Erika Brooke, Sheila Telling & Jae Berens on 53, who pipped Jayne Worthington, Brenda Smith & Sue Hodgson (53) on countback.

The first fundraiser of lady captain Fiona Fyfe’s year will be on March 14 when the ladies will play 11 holes of golf before attending a presentation from her chosen charity, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. There will also be a cake sale.