Rob Humphrey lands Coronation Cup at East Dveon
PUBLISHED: 19:22 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:22 24 April 2013
The monthly stableford and final of the Coronation Cup were played at East Devon on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.
The Coronation Cup is the April contest between the winners of the previous twelve months stableford competitions.
The conditions were almost the best we’ve had this year – no rain, high cloud and only a light breeze but colder than the forecasters predicted; no change there then!
The course was in excellent condition and the greens were true – any three putting was due to the golfer not the course. Spring may be in sight – I saw a pair of Sparrowhawks, a Peregrine falcon and a male and female adder basking in the sunshine.
The Swallows are here and I expect they will be investigating the hut on the 13th before too long – they’ve nested there for years.
While some of us were admiring the flora and fauna of the course (and three putting) there were others who were concentrating on their game! Rob Humphrey won the Coronation Cup with an excellent 39 points from a handicap of 5, now 4. He had a gross 72 - well done, Rob.
There were 126 contestants and the leading scores in the divisions were as follows; In Division One; 1, Rob Humphrey, 39 points (5 now 4); 2, Leigh Jones, 38 points (5); 3, Danny Crookall, 36 points, also 5.
Division Two; 1, Phillip Essex, 41 points (13 now 12) and Essex was also crowned the winner of the monthly Stableford; 2, Andy Scott, 39 points (10 now 9); 3, Stuart Tucker, 38 points (14 now 13).
Division Three; 1, Simon Husband, 38 points (17 now 16); 2, Mark White – we’ve seen his name in lights a few times recently, 38 points (20 now 19). Mark was the runner up in the Coronation Cup, missing out by one point; 3, John Crosse, 35 points (24).
There were 13 two’s recorded and they shared a pot of £184.50.