Philip and Mar­cus steer their way to de­served win

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS -

THE weather gods were cer­tainly threat­en­ing to ruin Avenel Golf Club’s an­nual tour­na­ment last weekend.

The event man­aged to sur­vive Satur­day but unfortunately Sun­day’s men’s cham­pi­onship had to be post­poned.

Satur­day’s Pi­o­neer Park 4BBB par event went ahead as sched­uled, and apart from one heavy shower, the day wasn’t too bad, how­ever the hor­ri­ble fore­cast did de­ter quite a few play­ers.

The even­tual win­ners of the Pi­o­neer Park Shield were the father/son com­bi­na­tion of Philip and Mar­cus Steers from Eu­roa who carded a very re­spectable plus five.

The run­ners-up for the men’s event were an­other father/son com­bi­na­tion in Paul and Bren­dan Red­fern also from Eu­roa, with plus three.

The ladies’ event was won by Avenel’s Anne Burns and Eu­roa’s Leve­nia Red­fern, (not to be out done by her hus­band and son), who also scored plus three.

The run­ners-up were the Gis­borne/ Avenel com­bi­na­tion of Kerry Peter­son and Lyn Wells with plus one.

There were four near­est the pins on of­fer, but only one was claimed and that was by Freda Edwards from Eu­roa.

As pre­vi­ously men­tioned, Sun­day’s men’s event had to be post­poned and the new date has been ten­ta­tively set for Sun­day, Au­gust 20.

Hope­fully the weather gods will be kinder this time.

A re­minder to any­one in­ter­ested in play­ing in this tour­na­ment that there are prizes in ex­cess of $750 and also the club’s pres­i­dent, Tim Bat­ten has of­fered a fab­u­lous $500 for a ‘Hole in One’ on the day (to be shared if more than one).

Thanks to ev­ery­one who con­trib­uted to make Satur­day a suc­cess, es­pe­cially the club mem­bers for their work on the course and for bring­ing along de­li­cious food to share for af­ter­noon tea.

And of course thanks to the vis­i­tors from other clubs – even if they did take home all the tro­phies!

This com­ing Satur­day is the first round of the club cham­pi­onships for men and ladies, so we will be play­ing a stroke round. Tues­day’s golf will be a par event. Fi­nally, com­mit­tee mem­bers are ad­vised that due to a book­ing in the club­house, this month’s meet­ing has been moved to (to­mor­row) Thurs­day, Au­gust 10, at 7.30 pm at the club­house.

Good golf­ing to ev­ery­one.

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