Sweep Day 4 update

Ian cheekily pointed out last night, “Surely James Niknejad can’t blow a 10-shot lead unless his team performs like yours did today.” Ouch! With my team posting +20, it turns out sometimes picking players that miss the cut might be a better strategy! It is a shame, I had already started spending my winnings a new, more automated sweep system!

James’ team, on the other hand, cruised in at +1, holding an impressive -7 total and that enviable 10-shot lead. James Massey’s team shot level par for day 3, securing second place with a 5-shot cushion over ‘Mark and Chris Seal,’ and Robert Goldsmith occupying third at +8.

Bringing up the rear, Andrew Nicolson props up the board on +75. When asked for comment yesterday regarding his ‘record breaking Masters score’ he claimed norovirus meant he hadn’t seen a shot.  A blessing in disguise, perhaps? Although, watching my team’s performance yesterday, I felt a bit queasy myself!

I had to decline a golf outing with James Niknejad this Friday. We were tied in The Masters golf later that day, and he proposed watching the final round at a pub in Ascot. It sounded fun at the time, I might have to cut the lawn instead now…..

Anyway, it has been an interesting Masters, a different Masters, and has been an accurate reflection of golf more widely this year.  Loads of top players (bar Scheffler) underperforming and less well-known, or established, players taking their chances.  The course and the weather have certainly played their part, and everything, including the course, has felt very much ‘on the edge’ so far.  This has definitely added to the tension, it has been far from relaxing viewing.  I hope they soften it up a bit today, the weather looks perfect, and if there are a few more birdies out there today it could be an incredibly exciting final round.  It would be great to see guys charging from the pack, instead of falling back into it.

As has been the theme of this Masters it looks very much in Scheffler’s hands.  If he putts ok, who can beat him?  Probably no one. It has been a long time since Morikawa has had a chance to win, posting one top 10 this season in the TOC in Hawaii, an event he blew the previous season inducing this ‘slump’. Homa doesn’t appear to have the firepower to blow this field away and may have to rely on everyone else making mistakes, as he outstays them. Aberg has consistently surprised me, but can he really win on his Masters and Major debut? History isn’t on his side. Dechambeau will be buoyed by his walk-off hole out on 18 last night, and he could be anything today, 64 or 84 wouldn’t surprise. Schauffele, Smith, and Young have all creeped back into contention but would require something extraordinary from 5 and 6 back.  My prediction, for what it is worth? Scheffler cruises to victory, unless Bryson decides to take on the course. But hey, my team did shoot +20 yesterday!

Now, let’s talk Sweep business. Don’t forget the Low Score Sunday—pick a player for the lowest Sunday round; predict his score, and guess the winning Masters tourment score for tiebreakers.  EG. Bryson Dechambeau, 58, -18 (disclaimer: not my actual entry). And let’s not overlook the £500 hole-in-one prize, with all eyes on the 16th! Just don’t be Shane Lowry. Imagine splitting the pot among 95 winners!  More logistic nightmares for an already troubled Sweep….

Here’s to an exhilarating final round of The Masters Tournament on perhaps the best weekend in sports…..

(Consolation leaderbaords are under the main leaderbord)

Position Name Score Missed Cut Weekend
1 James Niknejad -7 0 1
2 James Massey 3 1 0
3 Mark and Chris Seal 8 0 6
  Robert Goldsmith 8 0 7
5 Carol Soutar 9 1 0
6 Mark Swires 10 1 6
  Felicity Weekes 10 0 5
  Stuart Mackie 10 0 12
9 Charles Tuchel 11 1 10
  Mayukh Chhibber 2 11 0 2
11 Ryan Leverton 12 0 7
  Ben Jones 2 12 0 12
  Jason Kelly 2 12 0 20
  Ron Smartt 12 0 3
15 John Gutkin 1 13 0 9
  Rob Greenwood 13 0 3
  Josh Simpson 13 0 2
  Graeme Hipkiss 2 13 0 1
  John Quinn 1 13 0 5
20 Brian Pilotille 1 14 1 8
21 John Bolsover 15 1 0
  Alan Barber 1 15 1 5
  Edward Hogan 15 1 12
  Pamela Morgan 15 1 5
25 Douglas Russell-Lowe 16 0 10
26 Chinese Ambassador 17 0 16
  Fraser Cromarty 17 0 3
  Dan Davies 17 0 -2
  Glen Joss 1 17 1 6
30 Barry Winter 18 0 11
  Paul Kemp 18 1 10
  Suzy Donaldson 18 1 6
  Jon Laycock 2 18 0 0
  Michael McQueen 3 18 1 5
  Terry Madden 18 0 12
  Phil Lewin 18 0 3
37 Stuart Field 2 19 1 16
  Gary Hodgson 19 0 9
  Redrich 19 1 6
  Joe McEvilly 19 1 6
41 Charlie Goldsmith 20 0 8
  Lee Crowe 20 0 8
  Lisa/Sue 2 20 1 14
  Tom Boyd 20 0 12
45 Simon Cope 21 1 13
  Gary Flood 2 21 1 6
  James Hickson 21 1 3
  Louise Cromarty 21 0 1
  Matthew Bate 21 0 5
  Alan Barber 3 21 0 4
  John Hill 2 21 0 -1
  Gwyneth Davies 21 1 6
53 Greg Snowden 22 0 2
  Antony Childs 22 1 6
  Tim Bortwick 1 22 1 7
  Emily Sayers 22 1 11
  Tom Atkinson 22 1 12
  Oliver Chinery 22 1 7
  William Gallimore B 22 0 11
  Bernard Tonge 2 22 1 5
  Adrian Lis 22 2 13
  Carl Diable 2 22 1 11
  Douce Lawson 22 2 6
  Paul Eastwood 22 1 3
65 Chris Steele 23 1 11
  Ryan Jensen 23 0 5
  Phillip Marshall 23 1 7
  John Hill 3 23 1 5
  Stephen Maddox 23 0 2
  Dooks of Hazzard 23 1 6
71 Jan Murphy 24 1 12
  Stewart Driver 1 24 1 11
  Barbara Dalton 24 2 10
  Gribble 1 24 0 9
  Sandeep Grewal 24 1 11
  Pat Murphy 24 1 6
  Jack Wilkes 2 24 0 7
78 Barney 2 25 1 11
  Jim Derby 25 1 10
  Jeremy Brooks 25 1 3
  Andy Thompson 25 1 9
  Shaun Marples 1 25 0 7
  Kate Hargrave 25 1 10
  Richard Warburton 2 25 1 6
  Rich Anderson 25 0 15
  Nick Irens 25 1 6
  Dan Balsdon 25 1 12
  Danny Wilson 25 1 10
  Steve Dine 25 2 14
  Gary Dinshaw 25 2 11
  Naman Sujanti 25 2 12
  Dale Hartless 25 0 7
  Neil Davies 25 0 12
94 Mick Laffey 26 1 11
  Seth Underwood 2 26 2 10
  David Hargrave 26 1 17
  Stewart Driver 2 26 1 14
  Tom Donaldson 2 26 1 10
  Alex Leverton 26 1 21
  Harry The Hammer 26 1 6
  Ian Draper 26 0 6
  Redpot 26 0 10
  Peter Black 26 0 8
  Mark Doyle 1 26 1 9
  Dan Balsdon/Greg Snowden 26 2 17
  Cavanaugh 1 26 0 19
107 Espen Erichsen 27 1 9
  Oliver Hickling 27 1 4
  James Mitchell 27 1 10
  Jack Anker 27 0 6
  Dean King 2 27 1 12
  David Dalton 27 1 13
  Michael McQueen 1 27 1 2
  Marek Lenartowicz 27 2 10
  The Mouse 27 1 9
  Craig Turnock 27 2 9
  Mark Doyle 2 27 1 6
  James Morris 27 0 8
  Cavanaugh 5 27 1 3
  Frankie Boland 27 1 8
  Ross – GCS 27 2 13
  Andrew Umbers 27 0 8
123 Sandra Bramley 28 2 13
  James Gove 28 1 12
  Mark Josephson 28 1 8
  William Gallimore C 28 1 10
  Jeremy Willans 28 1 10
  Terry Johnston 28 1 9
  Al & Deb H 2 28 2 13
  Michael McQueen 2 28 2 14
  Richard Edwards 28 0 -2
  Carl Diable 1 28 1 4
  Jason Reeves 28 1 7
  Terry Mahoney 28 1 7
135 Jamie Spears 29 0 10
  Phineas Williams 29 1 10
  Richard Butler 29 1 5
  Mark Sanderson 29 2 15
  Brian Pilotille 1 29 1 4
  Gavin Seeley 29 2 12
  Kyle Armstrong 29 2 8
  Sandy 1 29 1 12
  Jack Wilkes 1 29 1 8
144 Lawrence Skinner 30 1 23
  Christopher Hey 30 1 9
  Peter Nixon 30 0 7
  Matt McCullagh 30 2 11
  John Meadows 30 2 17
  William Gallimore A 30 1 6
  Barry Drain 30 1 10
  Tyran Taylor 30 2 15
  Dominic Docherty 30 1 7
  David Cochrane 30 2 18
  Jon Tait 30 1 7
155 Douglas Durrant 31 2 9
  Paul Bramley 31 2 12
  Max Maxwell 31 1 5
  Luke Howard 2 31 0 8
  Mike Hill 2 31 1 19
  Tony Wright 31 0 8
  Al & Ewan H 31 1 14
  Will Staddon 2 31 1 9
  John Quinn 2 31 1 7
  Robert Blackburn 31 1 11
  Alex Whitaker 31 2 13
166 John Gutkin 2 32 1 16
  Kevin Bywater 32 0 9
  Bakey 2 32 1 17
  Luke Hogan 32 1 13
  David Butler 32 1 11
  Louis Gallacher 32 0 6
172 Sean O’Reilly 33 2 9
  Matt V 33 1 13
  Matthew Wood 33 1 11
  Big Jim 1 33 1 13
  John Hill 1 33 0 10
  Bakey 1 33 2 11
  Lee D 33 1 13
  Chris Willmot 33 1 14
  Amanda 1 33 1 12
  Jo Edwards 2 33 0 11
  Adam Lewis 33 1 17
  Neil Gillam 33 3 14
  Andy Harbord 1 33 1 10
185 Peter Crouch 34 2 9
  Lionel Draper 34 1 8
  Robert Daw 34 1 4
  Lambo 1 34 2 15
  Pauline D 34 1 9
  Jo Edwards 1 34 1 6
  Cavanaugh 3 34 0 11
192 Ray Morgan 35 0 20
  Tom Welsh 35 2 10
  Greg Josling 2 35 2 21
  Toby Walton 1 35 1 14
  Richard Warburton 1 35 0 15
  Simon Stacey 35 1 3
  Richard Warburton 3 35 1 11
  Jon Laycock 1 35 1 14
  Anthony Twiss 35 1 12
  Harry Cottam 35 1 15
  Alan Barber 2 35 1 15
  Simon Soutar 35 1 9
  Mark Ingram 35 1 13
  Rockstars 35 1 11
  Sam Dibb 2 35 2 8
  Ryan Bourne 35 1 17
208 Stuart Field 1 36 2 10
  William Gallimore D 36 1 6
  Allan McMaster 36 2 11
  Amelia Hickling 36 2 10
  Darragh Butler 36 1 11
213 John Demaine 37 1 10
  Helen Bywater 37 2 15
  Josh Nutter 37 2 15
  Alex Paramor 37 0 20
  Lisa/Sue 1 37 2 15
  B Davidson 1 37 2 18
  Heston Orchard 37 1 12
  Mayukh Chhibber 1 37 1 15
221 Andrew Crick 38 1 10
  Oliver Reid 38 1 7
  Al & Mark Perks 1 38 2 10
  Daniel Hudson 38 2 12
  James McConnachie 38 1 18
  Phin 2 38 2 14
227 Neil Marples 39 3 14
  Toby Walton 2 39 1 13
  Leyton Hardwick 39 1 7
  James Mitchell 2 39 1 11
  Mark Allen 2 39 1 5
  Rhodri Williams 2 39 1 10
  Harrison O’Hara 39 1 9
  Matthew Kenny 2 39 2 16
  Mark Holman 39 2 13
  Jason Palmer 39 1 13
237 John Johnson 40 1 10
  George Maddox 40 3 13
  Freddie Leighton 40 2 11
  Seth Underwood 1 40 2 11
  Caroline Theyer 40 3 14
  Ben Jones 1 40 2 18
  Mark Allen 1 40 2 12
  Big Jim 2 40 1 14
  Big Jim 3 40 2 14
  Alan Barber 4 40 1 8
  Mark Bevan 3 40 3 12
  Steven Gray 40 0 13
  Josh Kerslake 40 2 16
  Alex Morris 40 1 5
  Joel Preston 40 2 11
  Richard Thompson 40 1 18
  Niall Gallagher 40 1 20
  Mark Weekes 40 1 11
255 Peter Lowson 41 3 13
  Rhodri Williams 1 41 2 20
  Steve Care 2 41 2 18
  Lisa/Sue 3 41 2 15
  Al and Deb H 3 41 2 12
  William Rice 41 3 18
  Peter Clark 41 3 16
262 Mathew Hetherington 42 1 13
  Greg Josling 1 42 1 10
  Ian Walls 42 2 21
  Neil Johnson 2 42 3 20
  Andy Davies 42 3 14
  Dean King 1 42 1 15
  Tony Hallum 42 1 15
  Tim Magnus 42 2 6
  B Davidson 2 42 1 15
  Victoria 7 42 2 15
  James Wearon 42 3 17
  Cavanaugh 4 42 1 19
274 Mike Hill 3 43 2 12
  Glen Joss 2 43 0 22
  John Gower 43 2 22
  John Izzard 43 2 15
  Sam Dibb 1 43 1 13
279 Stuart Palmer 44 2 15
  Steve Care 44 2 16
  Glen Bickle 44 1 17
  Shaun Marples 2 44 1 19
  Tom Donaldson 1 44 2 13
  Jason Kelly 1 44 2 15
  Tom Bate 44 1 11
286 Tim Bortwick 3 45 3 20
  Ryan Davies 45 3 13
  Mike Hill 1 45 2 17
  Dennis Holdsworth 45 3 8
  Athos Christodoulou 45 2 14
  Bernard Tonge 3 45 2 21
  Michael Drain 45 1 13
  Christopher Ward 45 1 17
  Matthew Kenny 1 45 2 17
  Robin Lawson 1 45 2 12
  Ian Vinten 45 2 13
  Graeme Hipkiss 1 45 2 16
  Nick Moss 45 2 7
299 Luke Howard 1 46 1 14
  Eamonn Tiernan 46 1 25
301 Tim Bortwick 2 47 2 10
  Adam Johnson 47 1 19
  Tim Backhouse 47 2 8
  Lacey Clark 47 2 23
  Matt Warburton 47 3 15
  Ste Dawson 47 2 12
  Andy Harbord 2 47 2 18
308 Barney 1 48 2 13
  Neil Johnson 1 48 2 11
  Paul Brogan 48 2 15
311 James Connolly 49 2 20
  Mark Webber 49 4 21
  Richard O’Brien 49 1 15
  Chris Congdon 1 49 3 16
  Clint Griffin 49 1 16
316 Gary Flood 1 50 3 14
  David Wilkes 50 1 22
  Simon Paterson 50 1 18
  Toby Skinner 50 2 15
  James Dart 50 3 21
321 Edward Nicholson 51 3 20
  John Radcliffe 51 3 19
  Paul Maddox 51 3 16
324 Mark Bevan 1 52 3 15
  Ciaran Griggs 52 3 16
  Niall Laffey 52 2 22
327 Keith Hunter 53 3 17
  Al & Mark Perks 2 53 3 23
  Paul Butler 53 3 18
330 Bernard Tonge 1 54 2 21
  Daniel Gawith 54 3 16
  Jim Josephson 54 2 22
333 Jordan Folorunso 55 3 15
  Alain Poncelet 55 2 22
  Mark Bevan 2 55 3 16
  Chris Congdon 2 55 3 20
  Robin Lawson 2 55 3 16
  Cavanaugh 2 55 3 26
339 Keith Donaldson 56 4 20
  Will Staddon 1 56 2 29
  Ralph Weekes 56 3 15
342 Al & Deb H 1 57 3 11
  Ross Steele 57 3 16
344 Steve Blakesley 58 2 21
345 Karl Falvey 60 2 13
346 Graham Stirling 63 4 21
347 Andrew Nicolson 75 5 25

MC 1
Name Weekend Score
James Massey 0
Carol Soutar 0
John Bolsover 0
Michael McQueen 1 2
James Hickson 3
Paul Eastwood 3
Jeremy Brooks 3
Cavanaugh 5 3
Simon Stacey 3
MC 2
Name Weekend Score
Douce Lawson 6
Tim Magnus 6
Nick Moss 7
Kyle Armstrong 8
Sam Dibb 2 8
Tim Backhouse 8
Craig Turnock 9
Douglas Durrant 9
Sean O’Reilly 9
Peter Crouch 9
MC 3
Name Weekend Score
Dennis Holdsworth 8
Al & Deb H 1 11
Mark Bevan 3 12
George Maddox 13
Peter Lowson 13
Ryan Davies 13
MC 4or 5
Name Weekend Score
Keith Donaldson 20
Mark Webber 21
Graham Stirling 21
Andrew Nicolson 25

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