THERE were two simultaneous competitions taking place at Settle Golf Club over the weekend.

The lower handicappers faced the ultimate test of having to play-off scratch.

The result went to form with the lowest handicapped player, Stephen Robinson, adding to his ever-increasing tally of silverware this season.

After dropping two shots at the notorious first hole, Robinson put together an outstanding card which contained 10 pars and two birdies, giving him a final score of 76.

The quality of the round was emphasised by the fact that he finished nine shots ahead of his nearest rival, last week's winner Steve O'Shea.

The remaining players competed for the Lawson Trophy, and following his success in the Knott End Seniors' competition with Mike Noble, it was club president Raymond Jones who put together the best round in this event.

Jones played solidly throughout, finally coming in with a well constructed net 70.

New member Duncan Brown took the runners-up spot with a net 76 and could soon be looking for a reduction in his 28 handicap.

John Terry also came in with 76 points, but will still be thinking what might have been had he not dropped 13 shots on two holes.

It was encouraging to see a junior member competing in the Sunday competition, Oliver Kilburn, playing off 18, shot a very commendable net 80 and will surely be a force to be reckoned with in the future.