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Jason Huggins carried off the scratch and handicap prizes when the Steve Juster Cup was held over the weekend.
The competition is a 36-hole strokeplay event with the top 30 scores on Saturday qualifying for the final round on Sunday. Four-handicap Jason returned a 78 on Saturday, two behind the overnight leader Jake Barker. Jason's excellent second round of 73-4-69 pushed him well clear of his rivals to win by five strokes with a gross total of 151. He also won the handicap prize with 143. If trophies are won over the final nine holes Jason was a worthy winner - he played the last nine in level par with birdies at the 11th, 13th and 17th holes.
Matt Harben was runner-up in both competitions with a total of 156 off a handicap of six, which gave him a nett total of 144 which left him one stroke shy of Jason's tally.
In the scratch competition Josh Chamberlain was third with 77-79-156, one better than Dean Scott (78-79-156). Other scratch scores: 159 - Gareth Mills (82-77); 162 Matt Wabe (81-81) and Jake Barker (76-86); 164 Phil Beer (84-80); 165 Ian Ramsay (85-80); 168 Ray Hamilton (86-82); 170 Richard Alger (86-84), John Ward (86-84) and Andrew Beard (81-89).
Handicap scores: 143 Jason Huggins (4); 144 Matt Harben (6); 146 Phil Beer (9); 147 Dean Scott (5); 149 Gareth Mills (5); 150 Ray Hamilton (9), John Ward (10), Matt Wabe (6) and Jake Barker (6); 152 Josh Chamberlain (2) and Andrew Beard (9); 153 Ian Ramsay (6).
The competition is the third event in the 2019 Order of Merit and Dean Scott remains the leader in the scratch competition with 58. Other scores: 46 Matt Wabe, 45 Jason Huggins, 43 Josh Chamberlain, 35 Matt West, 30 Ray Hamilton, 27 Gareth Mills, 25 Jake Barker. Handicap: 36 Ray Hamilton, 35 Dean Scott, 34 Jason Huggins, 29 Josh Chamberlain, 25 Brian Martin, 20 Matt Harben and Brian Youngs.