FIVE Lakes Golf Club's Seniors held their Pegasus Trophy stableford - and it proved a very close affair.

Mick Garwood’s excellent haul of 38 points was sufficient to secure the honours on countback.

The 25 handicapper's superior back nine holes helped him finish ahead of Brian Day and David Barbour, who also carded 38 points.

A total of 29 players contested the qualifying competition on the Lakes course, which provided lush fairways and true, retentive greens.

The conditions enabled half the field to return scores of 30 points and better.

The Pegasus Trophy, presented by club member Bryan Thompson, was originally initiated as an annual event played between teams from Five Lakes and the 6th Airborne Division of the Parachute Regiment.

Due to service commitments, the team competition was replaced by an internal competition played on a day nearest to the anniversary of the successful taking of the Pegasus Bridge over the River Orne at Bénouville on June 6, 1944.

Results: 1 Mick Garwood 38 points on countback, 2 Brain Day 38 points on countback, 3 David Barbour 38 points, 4 Barry Painter 35 points on countback, 5 Malcolm Shakespeare 35 points, 6 Ron Colbert 34 points.

The Nearest the Pin competition was won by Ron Colbert on the fourth hole and by Ray Saxer, on the 16th hole.

Garwood returned the best score of 12 points, in the Par 3 competition.