THE second round of the Seniors’ Cup took place at Dartmouth Golf Club on Monday 1 July.

This medal competition sees the best three aggregate nett scores across five rounds combined.

Heading into Monday’s action, David Thompson led the event thanks to a first-round score of 71.

A nett 79 saw David slip to ninth in the pecking order though and so the door was open for others to capitalise, Bernard Young at the fore of this 31-strong field.

Low scores were facilitated by the course which is fine fettle.

Gordon Holmes put together a very consistent round of 86, for a nett 65, and the likes of Robert Wotton, Tony Hall and Brian Mushens also played below their respective handicaps.

That trio all shot 68 and finished in that order from second to fourth whilst John Cousins (69) and Colin Cooper (70) weren’t far behind at all.

Gordon led the way in Division 1 (handicap up to 22) whereas it was Robert Wotton who topped Division 2 (handicap 23+).

Birdie twos at the par threes were scored by Gordon Kidd & Mario Aresti on the third, Philip Green & Geoffrey Jewell on the fifth and Graham Burton on the last.

As previously mentioned, Bernard Young is now the man to beat in the Seniors’ Cup after two rounds on a nett score of 141, and Brian Mushens and John Garner are hot on his coattails on 142.

There are some updates from the various knockout competitions at the club also. Tony Hall beat Robert Isaacs-Berry in round two of the Blight Trophy and then there were a number of Perring Cup (pairs knockout) matches taking place.

John Cousins & John Garner beat Ralph Clark & Mark Gannon, Andrew Dix & David Sparks beat John Gratton & Steve Maris, Rob Barrett & John Oldrieve beat Brian Mushens & Roy Baldwin, Peter Forde & Robert Wotton beat Paul Marels & Keith Sexton, Alan Foot & Kevin Hoare beat Nigel Osborne & Trevor Pretty, Mario Aresti & Michael Whitelaw beat Ian Metchette & Barrie O’Shea, Malcolm Barrett & Ian Black beat Stephen Haupt & Tony King and finally, Steve Atkins & Gary Bonser beat Paul Harding & Mark Mitchell.

Meanwhile, the first leg of the Tamar Cup was played at home on Tuesday 25 June against old foes St Mellion. Dartmouth’s slim lead of 4.5-3.5 means all is still to play for in the away leg on July 2, and the advantage is theirs as they look to defend for the ninth consecutive year.

In the DMVGA-sponsored summer meeting at Tavistock held on 24 June, Messrs King, Pretty, Thompson & Osborne all performed with aplomb each carding mid-thirty Stableford points. Winning scores were however in the low forties from Boringdon Park & Bovey Tracey golfers.