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Best par round hit for 2017

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November 25, 2017

Tony Fusti plays golf at Rich River. Photo by Luke Hemer.

Harley Williams plays golf at Rich River. Photo by Luke Hemer.

Jason Scott plays golf at Rich River. Photo by Luke Hemer.

Ross Taylor plays golf at Rich River. Photo by Luke Hemer.

Damian Bawden plays golf at Rich River. Photo by Luke Hemer.

Rich River

Men’s

Peter O’Halloran shot the best par round of the year when he had an amazing 11-up in Tuesday’s event.

Ray Carr had a fine round to win the A grade event and David Long held out Richard Managh to win B grade.

The “turtles” were in good form as Joel Watson won the super-pin on the fourth as well.

There were 138 in the field on the west course with +3 winning a voucher.

A grade:1st: Ray Carr (+6), 2nd: Alan Eacott (+3), 3rd: John Bedford (+2).

B grade:1st: David Long (+5), 2nd: Richard Managh (+5), 3rd: Nec Toohey (+4).

C grade:1st: Peter O’Halloran (+11), 2nd: Theo Hojnik (+6), 3rd: Barry Kelly (+5).

NTPs:4th: Joel Watson, Andrew Beaumont & Frank Hobbs. 8th: Brian O’Neill, Des Gallagher & Alex McCrae. 13th: Alan Eacott, Robert Thomas & Alan Peach.

Super-pin: 4th:Joel Watson ($96).

Thursday saw heavy rain wash most of the field away in the stroke event with only 48 completing the round.

Craig Healey had a fine two over par round to win with Noel Dixon one shot behind, Doug Crow pipped Ken Umbers for third place.

Nett 72 won a voucher on the west course.

A grade:1st: Craig Healey (67), 2nd: Noel Dixon (68), 3rd: Doug Crow (69).

The Privilege Cup was on offer in Saturday’s stableford event with the afternoon field having to deal with a mid-afternoon storm.

Garry Jeffery won the cup and C grade with a couple of points to spare.

Ray Carr continued his good form to take out A grade and Ben Knight pipped Hayden Favaloro in B grade.

It was good to see Hayden finally hit some form and beat his grandfather for a change.

A field of 170 played on the east course with 36 points on a countback winning a voucher.

A grade:1st: Ray Carr (39), 2nd: Ross Pritchard (37), 3rd: Mick Mahady (37).

B grade:1st: Ben Knight (40), 2nd: Hayden Favaloro (39), 3rd: Peter Moon (39).

C grade:1st: Garry Jeffery (42), 2nd: Andrew Beaumont (40), 3rd: David Cockroft (39).

NTPs: 3rd: Rory Priddle, Frank Severino & Murray Matthews. 8th: Glenn Rogers, Ian Yeo & Tony Fusti. 13th: Ray Carr & Stan Barker. 16th: Anthony Chapman, Brian Malone & David Wilson.

Super-pin:Anthony Chapman ($157).

Privilege Cup:Garry Jeffery.

A smaller than usual field of 52 ladies took to the West course on Wednesday for a fourball aggregate round.

Lorraine Bowman and Sally Hojnik came home with a magnificent +7, followed in second place by Lyn Newton and Ros Pellegrino on +5 and Marcia Spiers and Carol Eddy third with +3.

The ball rundown went to -4.

Nearest the pin on the fourth was Marie Collins. Joy Adams was closest with the second shot on the eighth, while the 13th hole super pin was won by Sandra Harvey.

A full field took part in a Stableford round on the East course on Saturday.

Heather Berryman was the winner with a fine score of 40 points. Runner-up was Heather Gunstone (38) and Sandy Harvey was third (37).

The ball rundown went to 34 points.

Nearest the pins were contested on the 16th hole and A grade was won by Heather Gunstone and Georgie Azzopardi took the B grade honour.

Bernie Smith won the Super pin on the 8th.

A nine hole stableford round was played on Monday with 27 women participating.

Division one: 1st: Marg Holmfield (22 points), 2nd: Toni Holmes (20).

Division two: 1st: Liz Pollard (20), 2nd: Lyn Bailey (19).

The ball rundown went to 18.

Shirlie Jackson was nearest the pin and second shot went to Kay Devitt.

GV Veterans Golf Report

The third and final round of the district championships sponsored by Goulburn Murray Credit Union was contested at Numurkah Golf Club on November 20, 2017 by 93 players.

The course was in excellent condition following the welcome showers that passed through last Thursday and Saturday.

There was no casual water on the fairways and only a few shallow pools remained in the drains within the rough and with the water hazards operating as designed.

The champions over the three rounds will be announced in two weeks time at the December event.

A grade:1st: John McHale (68), 2nd: Graham Scott (69).

B grade:1st: Syd Roughsedge (70), 2nd: Robert Oliver.

C grade:1st: Terry Allen (69), 2nd: Geoff Squires (70).

NTPs:18th: A: Graham Scott, B: Tony Ciavarella, C: Gary Hopcraft.

Better performers and golf ball winners:Frank McIntyre, Joel Watson, Martin Scofield, Tom McConchie, Glenn Evans, Ron Smith, Alan Dalton, Kevin Humbert, Gavon Armstrong, Alan Hausler, John Bauerle, Len Adams, Tony Ciavarella, Darryl Sheridan, Geoff Crossman, Freddo McMahon, Gerald Pennefather, Geoffrey Partington, Ian Hannaford, Tom Martin, Ian Scurrah, Doug Bray, Des Pentreath, Jim Rae, Ross Kelly, Phil Cooper, Ross Kirkham, Keith Hogeboom, Barry Webber.

The member cost of the Christmas event on December 4 at Mooroopna has been set at $25.

Remember that there is an early tee time and assemble time of 8.30am to provide more time to enjoy the special Xmas lunch.

Nominations for 2018 committee positions need to be completed and you may contact Graham Scott to collect or receive the appropriate form. Come prepared to submit your nomination at the next meeting.

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