THERE was a good turnout at Settle over the weekend with players looking to get their hands on the Bernard Cox trophy.

The majority of the players found playing conditions difficult to contend with, but as ever there was an exception to this, and it was provided by Les Brown.

Playing off his nine handicap Brown produced the most-consistent round of the day, scoring 19 Stableford points on the front nine holes and 18 on the back.

His 37 points making him the only player to score better than par.

The runners-up spot was closely contested with John Terry, Robert Bancroft, and Mike Elstub, all returning 34 points scores.

However, it was Terry, whose excellent back nine score of 21, put him in second place on countback.

A number of changes to playing handicaps over the weekend will make this week's competitions more exciting affairs.