The Christmas Closed Tournament came and went, and quickly for those who looked at the weather and disappeared home.  A dedicated bunch of 15 players saw it through the downpour, rivers of water on greens with no possibility of relief (aquaplaning putts are fast and fun) and eventually a little sunshine (honestly). Believe it, but scores were as good as on any other day.  Paul Hipperson, with two 2s, returned 39 points with another five players on 35.