Scores impress at stroke competition
Forty-nine players entered for the third round of the club championship stroke on September 15 which was played in the best golf conditions for some time.
Jim Bianchi produced another great score of net 67 to beat Harley Wyatt, who had net 68, in the competition sponsored by Super IGA’s Dave Beech.
Andrew Henderson, who played in the morning, was third with net 69 with Dave O’Shaughnessy in fourth with net 71.
Bianchi produced another winning score following on from his net 69 the previous Saturday.
He put together two even nines of 44.
His could have even been a bit better other than a triple bogey on No.18 for the second week in a row.
With his victory, Bianchi is now challenging the leaders for the golfer of the year.
Wyatt produced an impressive score of 74 off the stick highlighted by birdies on No. 6 and 17.
He shot even par on the first nine and 2 over on the second 9 which included a double bogey on number 14.
Henderson, who is starting to put some good golf together over the past few weeks, birdied number 3 and 15 to be the highlights of his round.
O’Shaughnessy continued his consistent form of late.
Stroke net: J. Bianchi 67, H. Wyatt 68, A. Henderson 69, D. O’Shaughnessy 71, W. Hatch 73, J. Gale 73, B. Blackburn 73, A. Cope 74, J. Lister 74, J. Parton 75, T. Joyce 75, J. Powell 75, P. Shine 75, C. Holman 75, T. Piggott 75, L. Morley 75, G. Miffling 75, M. Kelly 75, K. Roney 75, D. Muller 76, R. Skelcher 76, G. Beacham 76, A. Look 76. Gross Stroke: H. Wyatt 74, A. Henderson 78. 4Ball Stroke: K. Roney, R. Skelcher, J. Powell, W. Hatch 59. NTP No 1 J. Parton, No 6: D. Muller, No 10: P. Shine, No 17: H. Wyatt.
An excellent field of 49 players registered for the Scroungers event sponsored by Stewart and Vienna Jones on September 12 and played in drizzly rain for the first nine holes.
Kevin Wooltorton who was tossing up if he should travel down from Mandurah to play was glad that he did as he posted his best score in a number of years to be a runaway winner with 44 points.
The consistent Cec Holman was second with 38 points to beat Vince Cosentino on a countback.
New member Andrew Rogers was fourth with 37 points to beat Noelene Wooltorton on a countback.
In his victory speech, Wooltorton said he was surprised on how well he had played as his form since returning from his caravanning holiday has not been that flash.
His winning score was set up with birdies on number 1 and number 6 and it could have been a lot better as he also wiped two holes.
Holman who has been played very well of late to be runner-up scored a birdie on number 9 which was his highlight.
With his good scoring of late, Holman must have put himself in contention for scrounger of the year.
Cosentino, who has started playing more golf in recent times, showed he was starting to find some form.
Rogers was only recently allocated his handicap, and he showed it would not be long before he found himself with a winning score.
Scroungers Stableford: Kevin Wooltorton 44, Cec Holman 38, Vince Cosentino 38, Andrew Rogers 37, Noelene Wooltorton 37, Jim Baggetta 36, Frank Italiano 36, Laurie Morley 36, Andrew Blackburn 36, Trevor Piggott 36, Harry Blackburn 35, Peter Shine 35, Garry Beacham 35, Ron Skelcher 34, John Parton 34, Kevin Roney 33, Andrew Henderson 33, Rod Thomson 33, Lyn Joyce 32, Ming Yap 32, Harold Brislin 32, Corey Hickman 32, Howard Lane 32. Gross Stableford: Garry Beacham 29, Peter Shine 28. 4Ball Stableford: Kevin Wooltorton, Mick Shilling 48.
On September 13, 26 ladies played in the second qualifying round of the Ladies Championship.
The stroke competition was sponsored by Grace Zabajnik.
Julie Rando came out on top with a net score of 65 followed by Gwen Slavin on 69.
Other good scores included Grace Zabajnik on 72, Marion Taylor, Delilah Hurley and Judy Wyatt on 74, and Judith Doyle, Michelle Thompson and Jo Eastcott all on 75.
Grace Zabajnik was the gross winner with 90 off the stick. Novelties were shared by Judy Wyatt, Michelle Thompson, Pam Davey and Lynda Ovenden.
Jan Hunter had the fewest putts on 26.
The ladies begin match play on Thursday to find out the champions of each grade.