Croker & Ward take Winter League crown
Peter Croker & John Ward could afford a poor closing round of just 26pts to still clinch the Winter League trophy by a comfortable margin.
Croker & Ward had already built up a winning total of 154pts in the best-four-from-six rounds format. They finished seven points clear of Tony Brooks & Dave Fitchett, who did not take part in Sunday's final round.
Honours on the day went to Nolan Guthrie & Gareth Mills with 35pts in the foursomes competition, pipping Dean and Gary Scott on countback. Next came Kevin Cooke & Rob Taylor and Ian Farnham & Andrew Horsburgh with 33.
Other scores: 31 Mike Horley & Paul Pearce and Mark Lingard & Tim McAlinden; 29 Matt Harben & Robbie O'Brien and Ian Ramsay & Paul Waters; 28 Steve Forbes & Martin Lash, Rob Bentley & David Fawcett and Norrie Dickson & Brian Youngs.
Overall: 154 Croker & Ward; 147 Brooks & Fitchett; 146 Arron Gaskell & Nolan Guthrie, Neil Elers & Ashley Forbes, Cooke & Taylor; 142 Dickson & Youngs; 140 Muggeridge & Olpin and Scott & Scott; 138 Ramsay & Waters; 137 Farnham & Horsburgh.
No play today: The snow-covered first hole at Thetford after overnight snow and freezing temperatures.
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