Golf report

August 12, 2017

Heather Gunstone, winner of the Bridie McKenzie singles match play.

Lorraine Healey and Colleen Armstrong, winners of the 4BBB knock out.

Rich River men’s

DAVID Collins had the score of the day to take out B grade on Tuesday, August 1, with Bill Bayles nearly parring the course to take the A grade prize.

Four eagles on the day was a highlight with the best of them Roman Lewandowski’s, when he holed his second shot on the par four 10th.

David Long had a ‘‘blind squirrel’’ on the fourth when he won the super-pin.

There were 125 in the field on the west course and 37 points won a voucher.

A grade: Bill Bayles (44 Points), 1. Brian O’Neill (42), 2. Noel Dixon (39), 3. B grade: David Collins (45 Points), 1. Alex McCrae (42), 2. Barry McMillan (40), 3. NTP’s: Fourth, Andrew Purdy, Joe Shiels and David Phillips. Eighth, Steve Robinson, Roman Lewandowski and Theo Hojnik. 13th, Joel Watson, Michael Davidson and David Collins. Eagles, Ross Taylor sixth, Roman Lewandowski 10th, Wayne Campbell 16th and Bill Bayles 16th. Super-pin, David Long $85.

The welcome rains played havoc with the field with only 33 hardy souls completing the stroke round on the east course on Thursday, August 3.

Ian Fisher had an excellent round with the in-form Brian O’Neill in second place.

A grade: Ian Fisher (Nett 68), 1. Brian O’Neill (71), 2. Robert Jefferson (73). Voucher run down: Graham Peat 73, John Clancy 73, John West 75, Darren Burr 75 and Fred Steenbuck 76.

Despite the heavy conditions there were some very good scores with John McPhee winning B grade and the Privilege Cup. Peter Suffolk and Peter James were not far behind. Blair Christie had an eagle on the par five fifth hole on his way to the A grade win. It was a three-way countback for the C grade prize with Alan Curtis coming out on top from Chris Hawking and Andrew Marr. There were one hundred and forty-three in the field on the East course with 36 points winning a voucher. A grade: Blair Christie (41 Points), 1. Luke Keogh (38), 2. Kaine Anderson (38). B grade: John McPhee (42 Points), 1. Brian Suffolk (41), 2. Peter James (40). C grade: Alan Curtis (39 Points), 1. Chris Hawking (39), 2. Andrew Marr (39). NTP’s: Third, Blair Christie, Keith McCormack and Wayne Young. Eighth, John Bedford, John Taylor and Don Bennett. 13th, Stew Mancer, Peter McLaughlin and Murray Matthews. 16th, Kaine Anderson, Jim Wagstaff and Tom Gleeson. Eagle fifth, Blair Christie. Super-pin, Matt Lees $128. Privilege Cup, John McPhee.

Rich River women’s

RICH River women formed teams of four on Wednesday to compete for the Rich River Golf Club Shield.

It was a stableford event played on the east course.

The winning team comprised Chris Kelly, Mary Boek, Sue Jasch and Noeline King.

Division 1: 1, Lyn Kingston (36); 2, Chris Fleming (35); 3, Lyn James (33).

Division 2: 1, Chris Kelly with the round of the day ( 40 ); 2, Marg Mould (31); 3, Sue Jasch on a countback (31).

Division 3: 1, Allie Serafini (35); 2, Suzan Hutton (33); 3, Kay Sargentson (31).

The ball rundown went to 31 points.

Nearest the pins were won on the 16th east by Lyn James (A grade) who almost added another hole in one to her repertoire, Lorraine Healey (B grade) and Leonie Briscoe (C grade).

Marg Morgan won the second shot on the 13th and the super pin went to Josie Kirkman on the eighth hole.

The event was sponsored by the ladies committee.

A reminder the next play day for Swaggers will be held at Hill Top on Friday, August 18 — 9am assembly for 9.30am hit-off.

List is in the locker room or contact Beryl Clack.

A stableford round was contested on the east course on Saturday with 27 women participating.

Colleen Armstrong won the day with a creditable 39 points.

The runner-up was Dale Haw (36) and Lyn Kingston was the third placegetter (32).

The ball rundown went to 27.

Nearest the pins on the 16th east were won by Chris Fleming (A grade) and Marie Collins (B grade).

Colleen Armstrong added to her win by scoring the super pin on the eighth hole.

Twenty-six intrepid women golfers battled the elements on Monday to play a round of stableford on the west’s back nine.

In spite of the conditions some good cards were handed in.

Division 1: 1, Chris Kelly (16 points); 2, Jenny Todd (15).

Division 2: 1, Kay Sargentson (18); 2, Carolyn Smith (16).

The ball rundown went to 15.

Vicki Shipp claimed the second shot on the 13th hole.

The Bridie McKenzie knockout and four ball better ball knockout was also played on the east course on Monday.

Played in extremely trying conditions, cold, wet and windy, Heather Gunstone took out the prestigious Bridie McKenzie singles match play, four-up with two to play, against strong opposition from Judy White.

The final two out of the top 16 qualifiers.

Gunstone has been on a winning streak following on from last week’s bronze division win at Tocumwal in the Murray Goulburn Golf Association event.

The 4BBB match was won by Lorraine Healey and Colleen Armstrong, following on from their success of last year.

A keenly contested match ensued against strong opposition in Helen Taylor and Di Patterson (both of these players have featured often as winners in pairs comps recently).

As with last year’s match, the match going right down to the wire with a hard fought win on the 18th hole, one-up.

All players, caddies, spectators and referees enjoyed a well earned cuppa and snack in warmer and dryer conditions back in the clubhouse following the matches.

Thank you to stalwarts Iris Hicks and Joy Kelly for their refereeing of the matches.

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