Veteran and handicap winner Paul Young.
MORE crucial points for Island Games selection were at stake last weekend at the IW Golf Union’s Autumn Meeting, held at Cowes — and postman Darren Masterton was once again at the helm.
The event included three trophies, the Hugh Lloyd Trophy, the scratch trophy for those with Island games points at stake, the Brannon Salver for handicaps up to 20 and the Veterans’ Trophy for the over 55s.
The morning tee times saw home players dominating the Veterans’ Trophy and it was a blistering nett 64 from Paul Young, another Cowes player, who took the trophy, ahead of J. Carter with 66, and P. Bradshaw, with 69.
Paul’s score was good enough to take the Brannon Salver as well, with Matt Williams from Osborne managing to sneak into third place with a 67 in the afternoon.
The majority of the quality players were out after dinner and Chris Hayward’s morning leading score of 72 was equalled by Shanklin’s Nat Riddett and Osborne’s Scott Meek to to share joint second place.
However, the lowest round of the day was scored by current Island Games points leader Darren, of Osborne, with a level par 70.
Darren, therefore, has extended his lead in the games rankings, with his Bermuda team-mates Scott, and Matt Barnicoat, in second and third respectively. George Foreman, the Bermuda team manager, is in fourth, while Brandon Robinson-Thompson, away at college in the USA, lies in 11th place and always favourite for the final committee pick.