CHARLES Aldersley won the Rochford Hundred Captain’s Prize on countback after a battle with Gregg Simonovitch.
The 12-handicapper returned 41 points to secure his second Sunday major at the club this year, after winning the Bill Bines competition.
Aldersley started with four bogeys but had a birdie three on the fifth before a birdied ninth boosted his cause.
And he overcame a double bogey on the 10th with three pars before taking over on the leaderboard with birdies on the 15th and 17th.
Simonivitch’s front nine was the stronger of his two halves with five pars and a birdie to turn with 21 points. But too many dropped shots on the homeward stretch denied him victory.
Tony Mutimer (21) edged out Rob Moss on countback for third after they both scored 40 points.
Eight of the top nine earned handicap cuts and 18 of the 117 competitors scored more than 36 points.
The event was one of captain Roger Fearn’s premier days.
Twenty-handicapper Kim Clarke was ahead of the field to win the midweek Scott Spencer with 40 points.
His round contained eight pars, with John Kidgell beating Lee Carter on countback for second place after they posted 36 points.