DEFYING tricky weather, Robbie Jones scored a fine 36 Stableford points to beat James Barr on handicap to win the Med Golf Fiduciary Trophy on the San Roque New Course.
Robbie and James were the only players who made a net par-equalling score. As well as the trophy, Robbie won two green fees on the San Roque Old Course and went on to win the longest drive and the best team pairing with his father Kevin and him scoring 64 points.
James also went on to be the Category 3 winner and they both scored valuable points in the Jyske Bank order of merit.
After the weather postponement of the last event at Valle Romano all were keen to get onto the golf course. While continuous rain on Saturday inspired little optimism, the threat proved to be greatly exaggerated and 61 players enjoyed 18 holes of golf in dry conditions, albeit under a somewhat overcast sky and with a stiffening breeze.
The New Course is renowned as a fair test of golf but wayward shots can be severely punished.
The course played long because of the wet ground and many players struggled on the greens all of which conspired to keep the scores lower than might have been expected.
The best performance on all the par-3 holes was Daniel Lomax with a gross score of 1-over par.
The best senior prize went to Chris Warren with a score of 31 points. Chris also featured in the category prizes as shown below.
David MacGregor won the best gross trophy for which every hole must be scored with a fine gross 81.
Category 1 (handicaps 0 to 12): the runner-up with 31 points was Chris Warren while the winner was David MacGregor, also with a score of 31 points but with the lower handicap.
Category 2 (handicaps 13 to 22): the runner-up was Daniel Lomax with 31 points and the winner was Mark Flunkert with score of 34 points.
Category 3 (handicap 23 and above): Damian White was runner-up with 31 points and the winner was James Barr with a score of 36 points.
Nearest the pin winners were: Peter Andlaw, Matthew Charlesworth, Subine Hochschorner and George Clayton. Nearest to the pin in two on a par-4 was John Hunter and nearest to the pin in three on a par-5 was Matthew Charlesworth.
Joey Imossi representing the sponsors, Fiduciary, presented the prizes.