A BLITZ of 13 Stableford points in four holes propelled Doug Amison to his second Captain’s Day triumph at Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club.

The joiner from Leigh took the club’s blue riband event on a countback after he finished on 40 points in a blanket finish with Dennis Hughes and Alistair Dodd to club captain Vince Gill’s event.

The 21-handicapper’s hot streak began on the 14th with a four for three points and he followed that up by chipping in for a birdie three for four points at the Bell Hole 15th.

Doug, who has a mobile home at Woodlands Hall, near Ruthin, then parred the short 16th for another three points and a five for three at the long 17th kept the momentum going though he feared the worst when he failed to score on the par-three 18th.

His 21 points on the back nine proved just enough though and he said: “I really thought I’d blown it when I got back to the clubhouse but when I got home I had a call from the clubhouse to say I’d won on countback.

“I won Captain’s Day in 2011 with 38 points and I had played with Gareth Syme that day and I saw him on the course and told him I could have done with him looking after me again because I was getting a bit twitchy.

“I had 19 points on the front nine but things really got moving when I had that four-hole purple patch and it was just enough.”

The course was in excellent condition despite the drought-like conditions with the greens fast and true and the club’s low handicapper, Adam Smith, off two, shot a level-par 66 for 38 points to lead Division One from second-placed John Lloyd Williams and Gwilym Roberts.

Alistair Dodd pipped Dennis Hughes on countback for Division Two with club chairman Ian Vaughan Evans, the early front-runner with 39 points, finishing third.

The Mary Jones Trophy for the leading woman went to Janet Turner with 37 points on countback from Delyth Edwards with Wendy Roberts third with 36.

Club Captain Vince Gill was delighted with the condition of the course paid tribute to the standard of the course and said: “Our greenkeeper Dylan Evans and his team including many volunteers have done a great job in maintaining the course over recent weeks when a near-drought after a cold dry spring have made life difficult for them.

“It was excellent today and helped make it a really memorable day for me and my family and for all the people who played who must have enjoyed the superb weather which really helped me enjoy my role Captain’s Day.”