Chiltern takes on chal­lenge

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SIXTY-five play­ers from the Indigo Shire’s four towns de­scended on the Yackan­dan­dah Golf Club on Sun­day for the an­nual Indigo Chal­lenge.

Un­like the dis­cov­ery of gold, it was Chiltern who placed first as their seven play­ers av­er­aged an unas­sail­able 35.7 Stable­ford points.

Sadly, it didn’t pan out well for the other three clubs, with Beech­worth (33.9), Yackan­dan­dah (32.4) and Ruther­glen (31.3) fail­ing to cap­i­talise on their larger rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

In the in­di­vid­ual cat­e­gories, the over­all win­ner came from the foothills of Mt Stan­ley with Beech­worth’s Gary Pool sewing up vic­tory with an im­pres­sive 45 points, with Chiltern’s Mau­rice Pot­ter best of the ladies on 35.

Prizes were also awarded to the player with the high­est score from each club, and Tyson Carey (42) and Mick Noo­nan (41) took the hon­ours for Beech­worth and Chiltern re­spec­tively.

Jim Brit­ton joins the cast of Strange Bed­fel­lows as no­table things to come out of Yackan­dan­dah with 40 points, and while Syd­ney may have a nice har­bour, Ruther­glen has a great port and Des Whee­lan who topped their team with 37 points.

Just like coun­cil meet­ings, the hand­ing out of balls was highly de­bated with Rex Cham­ber­lain, Ben Glass, Vick Lees, An­drew Law­son, John Shee­han, Terry Smith, and John Dwyer gain­ing the votes (on 38 or 39 points).

Rex left quite a large trail as he also rode away with a Near­est the Pin on the 4th, while Ge­off Pearce and Glenda Mar­shall shared the spoils on the 6th.

Also dur­ing the week, the true hon­eys of Beech­worth came to play on Wed­nes­day with four ladies stick­ing to­gether in a Stable­ford event. Queen of the hive was Lor­raine Poyntz (28) who was buzzing all day long be­fore post­ing a score of 33 points, keep­ing clear of both Coral Ward (19) and Jan Lang (24) on 29.

Un­for­tu­nately, it wasn’t to bee for Pam Nankervis (26) who fin­ished with a not-so-sweet 16 points.

The ladies will swarm back to the course this Wed­nes­day for Septem­ber’s Monthly Medal and there is more no­table events com­ing up in the re­gion, with Beech­worth (Oc­to­ber 22) and Yackan­dan­dah (Novem­ber 5) to host their An­nual Tour­na­ments, with Beech­worth also hold­ing a spe­cial Grand Fi­nal Day Am­brose this Satur­day morn­ing from 9.30am.

WIN­NERS: The win­ning Chiltern Golf Club team mem­bers of the Indigo Chal­lenge. (From left) Mick Noo­nan, Mau­rice Pot­ter, Neil Pot­ter, Colin Orr, Vick Lees (Pres­i­dent), Rhonda Box­all, and Casey Gam­ble.

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