Buckingham’s Roberts lifts title at sodden Senior Series Final

David Roberts lifts up his Senior Series trophy

David Roberts from Buckingham Golf Club emerged victorious out of a four-way tie at the top of a sodden Senior Series Final at Woodhall Spa.

Roberts netted 33 points during tough conditions in Lincolnshire and took the trophy home ahead of his competitors thanks to a better countback on the back 9.

His 16-point haul put him just ahead of Tom Mulvaney (Kings Lynn GC), Tim Hedin (Aldeburgh Golf Club) and John Clyburn (Thirsk & Northumberland GC) who all picked up 15 points coming home.

On a day that was difficult for scoring he made the most of the par 3s at the Bracken Course recording 10 points, including two birdies, while his rivals managed just 6, 4 and 4 on the same holes.

The Senior Series offers men and women over 50, six 18-hole stableford tournaments played off full handicap. Roberts was happy to look back on his campaign as a great opportunity and end to the season:

“I just love the events I played in. I qualified in Sutton Coldfield and I still had an entry to Lincoln so went and played in that – they’re just great events.

“It’s a great opportunity to play good courses with good company and it culminates in coming here – I love it here at Woodhall and it’s just been a great day. Great end to the season for me and this is the pinnacle.”

Senior Series Final – Leaderboard:

  1. David Roberts (Buckingham GC) 33*
  2. Tom Mulvaney (Kings Lynn GC) 33
  3. Tim Hedin (Aldeburgh GC) 33
  4. John Clyburn (Thirsk & Northumberland GC) 33

*won by countback

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