Tuesday, October 20, 2015

World Hickory Open Championship report
The Championship flight played on the Buddon course today .  Par is 68 for men, 67 for ladies.  Weather was calm and pleasant.  A field of 78 hickory golfer played in this flight.
Andrew Marshall (Dereham), runner-up last year, leads the field with a 67.  Out in par figures for 34,  he had a solitary birdie 4 at the 440 yard 16th to come home in 33.
Cliff Martin from the United States lies second with 69.  His halves were 34 and 35.
Scotland's Fraser Mann and Johan Moberg from Sweden returned 71s.
The leading lady in Brita Nord from Sweden with an 81.

The second flight for higher handicaps played Stableford on Carnoustie's Championship course.  36 played in this flight.  Par is 71
Leading is Willie Tanner from Dunfermline with 39 points,  with Geoff Bleasby (Goodwood) and Paul Adams (Durban, South Africa) close on his heels with 38 points.

The two flights change courses tomorrow, with those vying for the title World Hickory Champion out on the big course tomorrow starting at 9:00am.  The leaders are out last at 1:10.  Spectators are very welcome.


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