The afternoon round on 18th September, with the Seaford course basking in glorious late summer sunshine, resulted in a wide range of scores with the leaders on the day being Bob Stevens, Jan Rommer, David Hardy, Brian Woodbridge, Bill Smit and way out in front with a six point lead, Allan Kerr, who suffered a two stroke reduction for the next day.
A splendid five course dinner, a peaceful night in the clubhouse and a hearty breakfast saw ten of the players back out on the course refreshed and determined – some to make up for their previous day’s scores and a few with an outside chance of overhauling the overnight leader.
The Captain proved a redoubtable adversary and only Bill Smit looked in with a chance of catching him as the sun continued to beat down and a lone Spitfire soared above the white cliffs as the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry steamed across the Channel. One by one the contenders faded away as Martin Prevezer, David Littlestone and Alex Heath came in without competitive scores, closely followed by Steven Spencer, Bob Stevens and Brian Woodbridge who likewise failed to make up sufficient points.
The last fourball saw David Hardy and Jan Rommer produce nothing to compete with the leaders, the Captain and Bill Smit who mounted a late charge. With seven points to make up on the overnight leader, Bill pipped the Captain at the post to steal a well-deserved win, the Captain sadly unable to overcome the two shot handicap reduction.