JUNIOR members at Ross Golf Club excelled in the final event of their club's 2018 programme the Tim Hall School of Golf Christmas Scramble competition.

With a full house start sheet teams each consisted of four members in the Texas scramble medal competition played on the club's yellow course.

The competition witnessed some remarkable performances with a team represented by two former Ross Juniors Captains in Sophie Price and Cam Haines, prospective Juniors Captain Harry Griffiths and in-form Matty Dobbs.

The team's nett 47.5 medal score was also an improvement on their previous best 49.7 score when the same squad were runners-up in last year's equivalent competition.

Left in their wake on a 52.5 medal score as runners-up was the team led by their mentor Tim Hall himself joined by Gareth and Andrew Webb and Justin Halfpenny.

Third place prizes went to Dave Dockray, Oliver Prentice, Michael Williams and Nigel Evans with a 52.8 score.

Another former Ross Juniors Captain, Niall Powell, now a scratch player took part in a thoroughly entertaining 'Beat the Pro' initiative on the club's 12th (pond) hole.

As Powell approaches his 22nd birthday he is in fine form as he returns to the United States to complete the first year of a two-year International Competitive Scholarship at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Ross Golf Club recently held their third Winter Stableford in a series of five monthly competitions, from which ultimately emerges the winner of the club's annual honours board major Barnfield Trophy.

The event attracted a huge field of 140 members from all sections spread over 2 days.

The combined final score-sheet showed 21 handicapper David Bridges as the stand-out winner with a 43 points total in a remarkable round in which his final six holes yielded a massive 20 points including two birdies to go with another which he captured at the opening hole.

Fifteen handicapper Peter James was runner up with 41 points followed by another senior member Wref Digings and an in-form David Dockroy who both carded 40 points.

Among the 12 qualifiers who go forward to play in the final in March were Jon Matthews, Stephen Gregory, Leo Powell, Roger Morgan, and Michael Williams with 39 points each and Adrian Hope, Mark Oldale, Paul Meek all with 38 points.

Teenager Rhys McGinley was able to claim his place in the final as Wref Digings was already a qualifier from the first round played in November last year.

Both Rhys and Leo Powell will be representing Ross Juniors and while in this round a qualifier was not forthcoming from the Ross Ladies section, Rhian McGinley, sister of Rhys with 35 points will be pleased that she came closest followed by Dinah Johnson with 33 points.

It is hoped that rounds four and five might see another Ross Lady aiming for Trophy success to join 15 handicapper Sarah Forrest, who qualified through her fine performance in the second round.