In-form McBride enjoys a ‘once in a lifetime’ round at the Links

Peter McBride
Peter McBride

The third Major of the year took place at Bridlington Links EGGS Section in the form of the Brian Shepherd Trophy.

Ten golfers finished with par or better in what turned out to be one of the most prolific scoring games on the EGGS’ record.

Pride of place went to Peter McBride who acknowledged that his return of 45 points was a once in a lifetime round that included some unbelievable putts and accurate shots into the greens.

He was four points clear of Derek Begg and Tony Whitaker who finished on 41 points, with Begg claiming the runners-up spot on the countback rule.

McBride also received the nearest the pin award at the tricky fourth hole, with similar awards going to Kevin Thicket at the seventh, Dave Kerr at the 14th and Brian Isham at the 17th.

Thursday’s back nine competition was a 1-2-3 game that also had some excellent individual cards.

Begg continued his good run of form and, along with Peter Davy and Alan Howson, returned a tally of 44 points to claim victory from their nearest rivals.

Inevitably, McBride registered a two to be on the podium again with Ian Robinson and Dave Thrower after finishing with a tidy 41 points haul for their team.

Mick Braginton recorded the only other two of the day and newcomer Ken Wilson settled in quickly with an individual score of 21 points.