THERE was a very tight finish in Division One of the Weekend Stableford at Caversham Heath on Saturday, with two shots covering the top six players.

Michael Deignan (5hcp) grabbed top spot with 37 points, including four birdies and six pars, although he ended with a bogey. Runner-up was James McGiveron (9hcp), on countback from David Wise (8hcp), both with 36 points.

The highlight of McGiveron’s round was an eagle three on the fourth hole.

Mathew Brakspear (5hcp) lost his chance of a top-three finish after bogeying the last hole to end with 35 points, while Simon Jones (4hcp), was another to finish with 35 points.

He scored 12 pars and two birdies, but followed with two consecutive nil returns on the 14th and 15th hole and then had a bogey to finish.

Division Two winner was Andy Horn (15hcp), on countback from Duncan Peart (14hcp), both with 37 points.

Horn bogeyed his last hole while Peart had four doubles on his back nine, including on the last.

Nicholas Redrup (13hcp) took third place on countback from Dan Rawlings (15hcp), Nigel Barden (15hcp) and Trevor Hayden (15hcp), all with 35 points.

Barden ended with a double bogey while Hayden had a nil return (his second of the round) and two bogeys to end.

Andy Lambourne (20hcp) received a one-shot cut in handicap after winning Division Three with 39 points.

Runner-up was Alan Davies (19hcp) with 35 points and third was Luke Penn (20hcp) with 34.

The hard luck story of the day went to Ashley Deller (25hcp), who came fourth with 33 points, but had five nil returns on his scorecard.

Twos were recorded by Michael Beaumont, Matthew Bell and Jones (all on the 8th hole), Deignan, Matt Jones and Patrick Ryce (13th) and by Nick Ford and Duncan Mee (17th).

Nick Ford (12hcp) took the honours in Division One of the Midweek Stableford with 40 points.

Runner-up was Ben Storey (17hcp) with 39 points and third was Neil McAllister (17hcp), on countback from David Howland (17hcp), both with 37 points.

Both Ford and Storey eagled the fourth and both also received a one-shot cut in handicap

John Holdsworth shot a superb 44 points (halves of 23 and 21 points) to secure top spot in Division Two.

Second was Geoff Parlour (20hcp) with 42 points, and third was Daniel Dover (21hcp) with 41 points.

Parlour was another player to eagle the fourth.

Both Holdsworth and Parlour received a two-shot cut in handicap, while Dover received a one-shot cut.

Twos were recorded by Dover, Raef North and Storey (all on the 13th).

Golfers can now tackle the famous Augusta course thanks to a simulator at Caversham Heath.

Members and non-members can play the course or just practise on the range.

For bookings, call the pro shop on 0118 947 8600.

Prices start at £10 for the range and £30 to play a course.

SIAN Soanes and Carl McCartney won the mixed Valentines better-ball stableford competition at West Berks with 44 points.

They were three ahead of Renee Wheeler and Bob Fagg, who took second place, while Gale and Tom McAuley were a further point behind third.

John Harris and Kevin Hopwood overcame high winds, rain and sleet to score a remarkable 48 points in the greensomes competition which formed round five of the men’s winter league.

They won by four points from Pete Ford and Andrew Livingstone, who took second spot, while Steve Cox and Kevin Wilkins were third with 43.

Meanwhile, the seniors halved an away match at Calcot in the M4 Seniors' Winter League.