Two nines of 32.7 and 32 were more than good enough to top the leader board from their nearest rivals who were back on 66. A hugely impressive front nine of net 32.7 over the difficult two-man Texas Scramble format was really the difference when compared to the other leading teams on the day.
With two shotgun starts for the competitors the morning’s winners and day’s runners up were the pairing of Martin Hunt and Rory Thomson who signed for a six under net 66. With the easier of the conditions they thought they might have had the December BMW title in the bag, but they were later informed of the superb round from Mehmood and Rai to sink any hope of victory.
The front nine Texas Scramble winners in the morning were Chris and Matthew Bentley playing in the competition for the very first time, a net score of 35.4 was just enough by the smallest of margins to claim the prize. The back nine Better Ball medal going to the solid duo of Gary Langthorne and Alastair McGregor who produced 6 net birdies to shoot a 30, the day’s best back nine by far.
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