So close for Marcus
After three superb rounds, Corowa’s star international golfer Marcus Fraser slipped from equal second, one shot behind, to finish tied 10th last Sunday at the famous St Andrews Scotland course.
Playing on the Old Course in the EPGA Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the 40-year-old was equal leader with a first round four-under-par 68, equal second after another 68 and outright second after his best round of five-under 67, to be 13-under.
With a shot-gun final round start because of adverse weather, Fraser began the day from the first hole, with outright leader, Englishman Tyrell Hatton on 14-under.
Fraser’s big fan base was hoping for a good finish. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be. A fiveover-par 77 meant an overall, albeit very good, total of eight-under-par 280. Hatton’s final even-par-round clinched equal second place.
Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard stormed home from equal sixth to win with a five-under final round to finish 15-under-par.
Wednesday, October 3
Ladies Monthly Medal: Monthly medal winner - Marg Gillick 92/69 nett. A grade winner - Marg Gillick 69 nett. A grade r/up - Bernie McLean 71 nett c/b. Ball winners - Noreen Miller, Margaret Playford 71, Jutta Wheatley 72, Marg Tobin 73. NTP’s (4th) A grade - Selina Barkley, B grade - Sandra Lewis, C grade N. Marshall. Best gross score - Marg Tobin 79. Saturday, October 6
Ladies Stableford: A grade winner - Jo Pavey 39 pts. A grade r/up - Jeanette Aylward 38 pts. B grade winner - N. Marshall 38 pts c/b. B grade r/up - J. Lawler 38 pts. Ball winners to 35 pts. NTP’s - M. Jeeves 4th, B. McLean 18th.
Men’s Monthly Medal: A grade nett winner - N. Baker 80/70. A grade scratch winner - N. Baker 80 c/b. B grade nett winner - G. Chappell 78/64. B grade scratch winner - G. Chappell 78. C grade nett winner - G. Cox 88/67. C grade scratch winner - G. Cox 88. Monthly medal winner - G. Chappell. Ball winners to 75. NPT’s (4th) - A grade - S. Carrick, B grade - J. Swale, C grade - B. Chandler, D. Hughes 18th.
Sunday, October 7
Stableford: Winner - Wayne Miller 40 pts c/b. Ball winners to 37 pts. NTP’s - Ladies Sheree Coghill 4th, men - Geoff Ellis 4th, David Barkley 27th.
MRVGA – Corowa Golf
Corowa Veterans played the second round of the Dave Alger Trophy at Rutherglen Golf Course on Monday, October 8 in very warm conditions.
Men’s A Grade winner was R Humphries with 40 stableford points. Runner up was I Grimes on 39 points. Men’s B Grade winner was P Nolan with 40 points. Runner up was Charlie L Steer with 37 points. Winner of the Dave Alger Trophy with the highest aggregate score over two rounds was Brian Hone with 75 points. Nearest the pin winner was P Nolan.
Women’s winner was P Prescott with 37 points. Runner up was H Eggleston on count back from P Cooper with 32 points. Competition winners received vouchers from our business support partners the Corowa Golf Club Pro Shop. Next game day will be the second round of the Corowa/Howlong Challenge at Howlong Golf Club on Monday, October 28 – 8am arrival for an 8.30am shotgun start.
Tuesday, October 2
Men’s Stableford: A grade winner - Des Nemeth 43 pts. A grade r/up - Mervyn McCormick 40 pts. A grade third - Craig Scammell 39 pts. B grade winner - Reginald Outen 39 pts. B grade r/up - Norm Batters 38 pts c/b. B grade third - Peter Morton 38 pts. C grade winner Kevin O’Meara 41 pts. C grade r/up - David Charles 40 pts c/b. C grade third - Garry Smith 40 pts. Place getters - Ian Williams 39 pts, Wendel Reitenbach, Dev Knighton, Des Anthony, Keith Lambert 38 pts, Kevin Kerlin, Peter Smith, Allan McMaster, Laurie Kaviers 37 pts, Fred Chapman, Jacob Schonafinger, Bob Watson, Kevin Murphy, Reginald Edwards, Bruce Sukroo, Bill Simmonds, Doug Poole, Graham Gould, Alan Panther 36 pts, Tom O’Halloran, Ken Rampling, Brendan Watson, Russell Schmidt, Bill Iverach, Bob Jacks, David Horton, Tony Jelbart 35 pts, Gordon Sawyer 34 pts. NTP’s - Bruce Sukroo 2nd, Bob Blundell 5th, Victor Lees 8th, Jacob Schonafinger 18th.
Ladies Stableford: A grade winner - Rachael Wright 41 pts. A grade r/up - Julianne O’Reilly 35 pts. Place getter - Pauline O’Meara 3rd.
Wednesday, October 3
Ladies Monthly Medal: A grade winner Eve Byatt 69. A grade r/up - Heather McCallum 71.
Place getters - Loretta Lehmann 72, Sue Harris, Maralyn Seddon, Gillian Goodman 73, Diane I’Anson 74, Janet Rogers 75. NTP’s Jeanette Edwards 2nd, Lyn Crocker 5th, Diane I’Anson 8th, Beverley Coughlan 13th.
Ladies 9 hole Comp – Stableford: Winner Caryn Ericson 19 pts. Place getter - Alice Rasmussen 16 pts.
Thursday, October 4
Men’s Silvercolts Stableford: A grade winner - Neville Brown 41 pts. A grade r/up Glen Shannon 39 pts. B grade winner - Ian Schirmer 41 pts. B grade r/up - Keith Allison 40 pts. Place getters - Philip Cummings 39 pts, Kevin Murphy, Peter Revell, Kelvin Shannon, Kevin Miller, Gerry Hellmann 38 pts, Michael Hibberson, peter Donovan, Reginald Outen, Bruce Bengough 37 pts, John Mentakis, Corrie Haring, Des Anthony 36 pts. Eagle - Rino Feltrin 18th. NTP’s - Peter Iffland 2nd, Bob Jacks 5th, Terry Mardling 8th, Rino Feltrin 18th.
Friday, October 5
18 hole Medley Stableford: A grade winner - Troy McNamara 42 pts. A grade r/up - Jimmy Aitken 39 pts. Place getters - Alexander Lord 39 pts, Craig Scammell 37 pts, Rorey McNamara, Eddie Fah, Graham Booth, Stephen Cox 36 pts. NTP’s - Alexander Lord 8th, Jonathan Coghill 18th.
Men’s 9 hole Chook Run: Winner - David Lowe 22 pts. Place getters - Wayne Koehler, Dick Johnson 21 pts, Alan Chick, Rod Petty, Wayne Daly 20 pts, Ronald Rofe 19 pts, Keith Allison, Paul Evans, Russell Schmidt, Neville Batt, Des Anthony 18 pts, Nathan Chapman 17 pts.
Ladies 9 hole Chook Run: Winner - Heather Sarau 21 pts. Place getters - Sharon Coyne, Anne Clifford 19 pts, Margaret Craik, Gail Arthur, Danika Coyne, Chris Ballentine 18 pts, Maureen Wood 17 pts.
Saturday, October 6
Men’s Monthly Medal – Nett: Medal winner - Des Nemeth 64. A grade winner - Des Nemeth 64. A grade r/up - Bruce Bengough 66. B grade winner - Bill Iverach 66. B grade r/up - Kevin Argent 67. C grade winner - Mal Walter 65 c/b. C grade r/up - Kevin Kerlin 65. Place getters - Ray Reid, Travis Merritt, Glenn Lilley, Ian Charles 66, Ian Bain, Bill Simmonds 67, Jim Fairweather, Nathan Schneider, Wayne Hannan, Mark Pattinson, Neville Batt, Luke Cameron 68, Eddie Fah, Nigel Hazell, Ken Rampling 69, Bob Watson, David Stevens, Tony Jelbart, Gary Pool, Stuart James, Alex Krause, John Arthur, Ken Rainbow 70, Glen Shannon 71. Gross winner - Travis Merritt 67.
NTP’s - Glen Shannon 2nd, Deon Van Der Merwe 5th, Ian Charles 8th, Travis Merritt 18th.
Ladies Nett: A grade winner - Judy Fah 68. A grade r/up - Susan Mitchell 70. Place getters - Loretta Lehmann 71, Diane I’Anson 72, Lorraine Horton 73. NTP - Lorraine Horton 5th. Sunday, October 7
Mixed Foursome Championship: Winners - Michelle Nolan & Nigel Hazell 68. Runners up - Bill Day & Wendy Day 68.5 c/b. Third - Andrew Senkic & Leeanne Carmody 68.5. Place getters - Shane Rohrich & Donna Rohrich 72.5 c/b, Jeanette Drummond & Rob Forrest 72.5 c/b, Alex Krause & Gail Krause 72.5, Glenda Hoskin & Neville Batt 73. Gross winners - Andrew Senkic & Leeanne Carmody 78.
NTP’s - Leanne Carmody 5th, Shane Rohrich 8th.
Sunday, October 7
18 hole Medley Stableford: A grade winner - Stuart James 38 pts. A grade r/up - Russell Mathews 35 pts Place getters - Kyong Choi, Toby Pargeter 35 pts, Amanda Arnot 34 pts. NTP - Russell Mathews 18th.
Rutherglen Golf Cub
Ladies and juniors
We have had a little rest but are now back in full swing.
We welcome back our holiday makers, Graham and Jenny Williams, who toured the west and had a good trip but the only snag was Jen didn’t get to wear her tiger gear as her beloved Tigers did not make the grand final.
The Duursmas are back from overseas, as are the Harkness Family.
The ladies who went to Malden for the GV Sand/Green championships found the course interesting.
Pat Cooper did the best of the group but didn’t bring a trophy home.
We have a very busy October - October 12 is the North East Sand/Green Championships at Yack then October 31 is their tournament, and coming up October 17 is the Beechworth Tournament and the closing day tournament at Benalla is the Sally Symonds 4B, on November 7.
Last Wednesday was a stroke event and it was pleasing to see our holiday girls back in action, good scores were recorded.
Results: Monday 9 holes - P. Prescott, r/ up Hl Eggleston. Wednesday, October 3 - P. Prescott 111-41-70, r/up P. Cooper 104-31-73 on c/b from N. Duursma. NTP on 2nd shot - P. Cooper.
Other scores - N. Duursma 92, J. Williams 98, H. Eggleston 105.
Until next week good golfing.
As for the juniors, we are back next Saturday and we will be having another putting round, so hope you have been practicing, see you at 9am on the October 13.
Marcus Fraser finished 10th in the recent EPGA Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.