David Cartmill, even with two blanks on the card, took the Lifeboat Shield at Bushfoot GC with a tally of 42 points.
He scored 22 points in a front nine which had one of the non-productive holes in it.
He was also rolling along nicely on the return leg with 20 points scored at seventeen when the cursed blank hole appeared at the last to keep him thinking until the final cards were returned later in the day.
David ended up two in front of runner up Charlie McKeegan who scored 40 off his eighteen handicap for his round on the day. Charlie hit a birdie three at eight to pick up four points and this boosted his tally to 22 for nine.
It was much the same for him coming back but, without the birdie, this meant it was 18 points and second place for Charlie.
With birdie threes, one in each nine, Kenny McKillop secured third place with 39 points playing off six.
Meanwhile, Andy McKeeman hit a hole in one at the eleventh to become one of the more popular visitors to bar that afternoon.
Damian Clyde’s round of 75 won him the Best Gross prize. Birdies at six, twelve and seventeen helped Damian to the win.
HOLMES CUP LATEST
John Creighton, with 34 points from his handicap of fourteen, won the latest round of the Holmes Cup.
Two nines of seventeen points each gave him a two point win over Martyn Freeman on 34 points. Martyn birdied five and nine, par fours, but blanked fifteen and eighteen to finish on 32, two behind John at the top of the pile.