Goodwill teams in close battle
Hidden Valley Golf Club and the National Golf Club of Canada ‘B’ team set the pace in the junior men’s net division on the second day of the annual Goodwill Tournament which is being played throughout this week at four of Bermuda’s courses.
The Valley foursome fired a 59 at Riddell’s Bay while the Canadians posted a 62 at Mid Ocean Club.
Both teams are 20 under par after 36 holes.
In third place are the team from Mississaugua Golf and Country Club ‘A’ who are at 18 under par.
In the gross division, Performance Academy at Magna from Canada have a two-day total of 10 under par.
Two shots back are Hidden Valley and Kings Riding GC, both on eight-under par.
Defending champions Lambton Golf and CC are at minus six.
Among the senior men, Hi5Golf Club shot a blistering net 56 at Tucker’s Point to give them a total of 21-under par.
One shot back are Bellewood GC after they returned a score of 63 at Port Royal. Tied in third are Lambton, Oshawa Golf and Curling Club, and the local team Par 5 Club, all at 19-under.
Par 5 Club have the lead in the gross division at 11-under, two strokes ahead of Hi5Golf and the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club.
Riddell’s Bay lead the five-team ladies division with a 36-hole net score of 18 under par after they shot a 68 at Mid Ocean.
But Mid Ocean picked up nine shots as they used home course advantage to post a 59 to move to 15 under. In third place are London Hunt who are 12 under.
Mid Ocean (seven-under) are tops on gross, three shots ahead of Riddell’s Bay.
In the stableford professional tournament, Chris Smith of the Par 5 Club extended his points lead by six after an impressive 22 at Mid Ocean. Terry Hatch from Hidden Valley moved into second with a two-day total of 37 points having collected 20 at Port Royal.
Leading senior is Canadian Danny Mijovic who scored 22 points at Tucker’s Point, taking his total to 39. Past winner, Scott Spence of the Lakes Country Club, is in second place with 37 points.
Wendy Shankelton of the London Hunt and Country Club ended her round yesterday with 21 points at Riddell’s Bay to take a seven-point lead over her nearest rivals.
Today is a rest day with the tournament resuming tomorrow.