Day one can be simply described as a “Wash-Out”! We managed to get 5 groups teed off before play was suspended, due to flooding on the fairways, even though the greens were holding up well.
A long morning followed waiting for the rain to stop so play could recommence. The Tournament Director made the decision to re-start at 3pm and this was the cue for the heavens to open again and a torrential downpour finally put paid to the course and so play was abandoned for the day!
The start of the second day could not have been different with a bright crisp morning to greet the first group who started their journey promptly at 7pm from the first tee.
The morning continued smoothly until one of the players Fathers, who was also his caddy, unfortunately, slipped down a bank on the 6th hole and fractured his leg. However the Welsh Ambulance Service swiftly attended to the gentleman and we wish him a speedy recovery.
Adam Runcie set the pace in the sunshine compiling an almost flawless 4 under par 69 which contained 6 Birdies and just 2 bogeys. As the day wore on, no one could get near to Runcie and the weather swiftly deteriorated. Eventually we had to call a halt to play as the heavy rain returned.
During a one and a half hour delay, the Head green keeper, John, and his team, worked tirelessly to get the course into a playable condition ready for the re start.
Alan Glynn was the next player to get under par by birdying the last for a 1 under par 72 and slot in behind Runcie into second place.
Glynn’s second spot was soon taken away from him by Scott Drummond who finished with 3 Birdies in the last 5 holes to leapfrog Glynn and assume second place on 2 under par.
The elder Statesman of the tour, Matt Briggs, who was playing with Drummond, shot level par to finish 4th and win £1,000.
However it was Adam Runcie, who had waited patiently all day, who won the £3,000 first prize with Scott Drummond second, winning £2,000 and Alan Glynn picking up £1,500 for third place.
Despite facing desperate conditions, everybody, including the players, worked hard to ensure we at least managed to get 18 holes completed on the second day.
A special thank you must go to The Vale of Glamorgan Golf Club and The Vale Hotel and Spa who made our stay a pleasure and although we suffered at the hands of the weather the golf course is certainly one of the best and most challenging that we play.