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Parry Powers His Way To Plaza Victory
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes played host to the fifth event of the Golf Days UK Essex Tour 2013, The Race to Stoke Park on Friday 17th May. The course was in great shape and provided a stiff test to all that took part.
All the players took to the course armed with GameBook live scoring which enables players to see exactly where they stand in the field at any given time. Tour regular Dave Parry took the spoils with an excellent score of 36 points off his ¾ handicap of 14 from Dean Dodman who at one stage had a three shot lead but stumbled over the line to hand Parry the victory.
There were three players tied third on 34 points – Nigel Goude, Terry Vasey and Kevin Mansfield. The countback system was used to determine the final placing’s and it was Essex Tour newcomer Kevin Mansfield who came out on top who scored a better ‘back six’ than 2012 Essex Tour winner, Nigel Goude.
As a winner of the event, Dave Parry earned himself a £75 Loudmouth Golf Voucher to go alongside his choice of a Galvin Green belt off the first prize table. Dodman chose a Ping golf shirt and Mansfield a TaylorMade R1 hat. The nearest the pin competitions were won by Dave Parry (4th hole) and Dave Goude (11th hole), both players picked up a Mizuno Glove for their efforts.
You can view the scores and finishing positions from the day by clicking here
Jason Skelton still leads the Essex Tour with his Order of Merit score of 427 followed closely by Helena Steward on 421. A players ‘best five’ OoM points will make up the final leaderboard after the tenth event, with the top fifteen making it to the Grand Final of the 2013 Essex Tour at The West Essex Golf Club in November where one of the players will be crowned Essex Tour Champion and will win a trip to Celtic Manor Resort. The winner of the OoM will win a set of custom fit irons from tour sponsor, Chris Potter golf, so there is plenty to play for and a tightly grouped chasing pack means a tight finish to the tour will be inevitable.
The next event of the Golf Days UK Essex Tour is at Woolston Manor on Friday 14th June. To sign up for this event, click here