THE Usk Trophy took place at Cradoc Golf Club last Sunday.

Derek Osbourne, shot a gross 75 which was a marvellous round considering the strong wind, heavy showers and some tricky pin positions.

The scores for the other places were also good with the top five all scoring better than the CSS for the day, this had gone up a shot due to the conditions.

Derek, Sam Lloyd and Guptaman Gurung all played early in the morning and they got the better of the weather with only intermittent showers, whereas John Drain and John Jones went out later in the day and had to battle the worst of the rain and the stronger winds.

Results:- First: Derek Osborne (h’cap 7) Nett 68 - (Lowest Gross); Second: Sam Lloyd (h’cap 10) Nett 70; Third: Guptaman Gurung (h’cap 9) Nett 70; Fourth: John Drain (h’cap 6) Nett 71; Fifth: John Jones (h’cap 12) Nett 72. Nine Callaway Warbirds for 2’s.

The ladies stableford took place on July 7.

A miserable day with heavy wind and some squally showers meant that scoring proved difficult but it was Mags Jones who battled the weather and came out victorious, claiming first place by a couple of shots from Jan and Ronnie, conditions also mean that the CSS went up three shots.

Results:- First - Mags Jones - 35 points; Second - Jan Williams - 33 points; Third - Ronnie Cresswell - 32 points.