GC Open Singles Final

Today John Mariner and John Skuse agreed to the same format as last year in playing the final over 19 hoops following the friendly match versus Leighton Linslade (report later). After a brief flourish from JS in taking the first two hoops JM fought back well with some fine clearances and there was never more than 2 hoops between them as JM with a fine approach took the 13th. He was unfortunate at the 14th as he hit his opponent’s ball through the hoop. This meant that JS led 8-6 with first ball to the 15th which he also won. JM retaliated by winning the 16th but JS positioned his red ball 3 or 4 feet in front of the 17th which stayed in position and ultimately enabled him to win 10-7.