A sizzling two on the eighth green from David Richards led to him and partner Nathan Proctor winning the sixth leg of the Winter League Fourball Betterball competition at Haverfordwest Golf Club, writes Tony Poole.

It resulted in them triumphing on the back of 46 Stableford points, and they had two points in hand over three duos who were separated by countback.

Number-crunching on 44 points favoured Oliver Dwyer and Richard Scott over Stephen Arthur and Michael Hooper leaving George and Richard James with fourth-place honours.

Grant Forbes and Nicholas Hughes exited the golf course with 43 points to finish a point to the good over Ben John and Alan Spencer.

Countback was again required on the 41-point mark and it favoured Steven James Mills and Mark Owen over Malcolm Arnold and Andrew Loveridge.

The only other pairing to hit the 40-point mark were ninth-placed Ronnie Bashford and Phillip Woolcock.

A further two putts for birdie on par-three holes found the bottom of cups, and were down to Richard Scott on the eighth green and Nicholas Hughes over the treacherous pond on hole 14.

The Ladies Section opened their annual programme of Medal competitions, and the first player to mount the victory rostrum in 2020 was Patricia Roblin on the strength of 102-25-77.

In boisterous conditions out on the Arnold's Down golf course, scoring was difficult, and four shots back came two competitors - Heather Buckett 110-29-81 and Christine Halpin 104-23-81.

Low gross score of the day came from fourth-placed Diane Gough, who signed for 102-17-85.

Meanwhile, in the recent absence of Saturday Morning Breakfast Club (SMBC) chief Dave Colston, the organisational skills of Italian export Michael Sauro have been put to the test during competitions.

But unfavourable weather conditions during the middle of the month led to just 12 SMBC personnel teeing it up over the prescribed Saturday morning 16 holes.

However, it didn't prevent Michael Hooper going under the card in sweeping to victory with a tasty 33 Stableford points, and the victory was by a point over top horticulturist Stephen R Rigby.