𝐍𝐈𝐆𝐄𝐋 – 𝑨 𝑻𝑶𝑷 𝑺𝑪𝑶𝑹𝑬 𝑶𝑵 𝑨 𝑩𝑬𝑨𝑼𝑻𝑰𝑭𝑼𝑳 𝑪𝑶𝑼𝑹𝑺𝑬
After some brief, but welcome showers in the preceding two days, Pattana Course was looking a picture, and playing nicely.
Nigel Henson was the first to comment on how good it was, and so he should, as his was the first scorecard returned with a great score of 40 points, and while the other twenty six scores that followed were mostly very good, Nigel was never headed.
Keith Griffith, along with his mate, Dave Crewley, returned to Pattaya about two weeks ago for what used to be an annual visit, and have played most rounds with us.
Keith has had a couple of scores in the thirties and this time had an excellent 39 points to take second place.
Never far away from the top, Jean-Pierre Gasser was right in the mix again with a terrific 37 points for third spot.
Huw Phillips scored his second successive 36 points in three days, to grab fourth place in a consistent display over the month of December.
Toshi Abe is a bit of a traveller, along with his buddy, Masa Okada. Toshi was firstly excited to win a ‘near pin’ and even more excited to be in fifth place with 35 points.
Mike Kaps kept on with his quest for the Green Jacket by being on the podium again, this time in sixth place after winning a countback on 34 points and, he too, grabbed a ‘near pin’.
Mike beat consistent Petur Petursson by a fraction, so Petur rounded out the placings.
𝗡𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝘀: Toshi Abe (A3), Dave Heyes (A8), Mike Kaps (B3), Huw Phillips (B7)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐚
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻 (𝟭𝟱) – 𝟰𝟬 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Keith Griffith (20) – 39 pts
3rd Place – Jean-Pierre Gasser (10) – 37 pts
4th Place – Huw Phillips (13) – 36 pts
5th Place – Toshi Abe (17) – 35 pts
6th Place – Mike Kaps (20) – 34 pts c/back
7th Place – Petur Petursson (8)– 34 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Young Min Ko– 19 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Jim Ferris – 17 pts
We had a debate on whether to run two flights or to go down the list to seven places. Obviously, the latter won out, but nobody seemed too disappointed, especially those who won.
The weather was back to low humidity and pleasant, producing a welcome a breeze which was strong at times.
Finally, a Thank You to 𝗞𝗵𝘂𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝗻𝘇 at Pattana for allowing us a late booking after a problem elsewhere, and at a very nice rate for the day.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧