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Rainy Day Helps Home Team Flourish
Despite the rainy and raw conditions at the Portsmouth Country Club this Monday, the home club’s team persevered, capturing the title with a ten-under-par score of 134. The winning team of Portsmouth CC, was comprised of Host Head Professional Bill Andrews, PGA, Craig Steckowych, Dave Bickford, and John Pratt. Demonstrating the importance of local knowledge, another team from Portsmouth claimed second place, represented by Jim Gunnare, PGA, Rob Strand, Eric Lapham, and Larry Collins. Frank Dully, PGA won the Individual Pro contest with an impressive score of four-under-par 68.
The field of almost 200 players confronted the seaside layout at Portsmouth with enthusiasm, despite the added difficulty of the cold rain and wet course conditions, enjoying the waterfront views and unique challenges presented by the Robert Trent Jones design. Portsmouth CC’s team, led by Andrews, rose to the challenge, carding five natural birdies as a team. Andrews himself played some fine golf, finishing with a 73 on his own ball.