Huddle wins monthly medal
The GMCUmonthlymedal for July was won by Jeff Huddle with a round of 86-17-69, with Trevor Allen runner-up in B-grade with 91-18-73.
Bryan Miller won A-grade with 84-14-70 on a count back from Steve Zolich, who had 80-10-70.
Col Barlow had 71, Garry Reese, Terry O’Brien and Fred Andrews 73, John Fanning, Steve Haigh, Les Walsh and Brad Deane 74, and Bruce Gross and Graham Smith 76 on count back for a ball.
John Steen won nearestthe-pin on the third hole, sponsored by Lewis Homes, Steve Zolich won on the sixth (Tatura Post Office), Bob Wildes won on the ninth (Tatura Engineering) and Bruce Gross won on the 14th (A-1 Freight).
Jan Coe won the women’s competition with 95-15-80 on a count back from Robyn Downs with 97-17-80 and Bev Roberts with 104-24-80.
Coe won nearest-the-pin on the third, Downs won on the sixth and Sheryl Curran won on the ninth.
Darren Carter won the order of merit and a meat voucher from Tatura Family Butcher, with a total of 169 stableford points scored on Saturdays in June.
Jody Webber was runnerup with 167 and Rocco Barca was third with 159.
The medley four-ball stableford was won by Ron Popple and Bev Roberts with 43 points ahead of runnersup Jeff and Judy Baker on 41.
Popple and Roberts scored seven three-pointers and 11 twos and were on the card nine times each.
Bob and Heather Wildes won a ball each for their 40 points and nearest-the-pin trophies went to Jeff and Judy Baker on the third hole, Brian Coe on the sixth, Bob Wildes on the ninth and Ron Popple and Heather Wildes on the 14th.
With one round of matches to be played, two Hill Top teams are fighting for a place in their finals.
Division two defeated top team Numurkah 3-2 at Cobram-Barooga and is now level with them on 12 points.
Garry Reese had a whopping 7-5 win, Steve Haigh won 3-2 and Matt Miller won 4-3, but Brad Deane lost 6-4 and Drew Curtis was one down.
The division five team lost to Shepparton 4-1 with captain Dave Cornwall the only winner and that was on the 19th hole.
Hamish Roberts lost 5-3, Dan Miller -2/1, Ryan Lindsay -5/4 and Ty Guiney -2/1.
They need to defeat Rich River at Nagambie this week to make the final.
Lou Villani won Tuesday’s stableford competition with 36 points andMichael Downs was runner-up with 35 on a count back.
Playing off a 25 handicap, Villani looked far from a winner after having 13 points on the front nine holes, but he flew home with 23 points on the back which included three pars.
Ron Popple won nearestthe-pin and consolation balls went to Steven Haigh and Popple 35 and Bryan Miller 33 on a count back.
Miller won on Thursday with 39 points off a 14 handicap despite wipes on the ninth and 16th holes.
He parred nine holes and birdied the 10th in a topsyturvy round but won from Clive Merrigan, who was runner-up with 38 on a count back.
Popple again won nearestthe-pin and balls down-theline went to Dave Cornwall 38, Mick Mulcahy and Garry Reese 37.
Geoff Coolahan won on Thursday with nett 33 and Sheryl Curran was runner-up with 35 on a count back.
In the ball run-down, Scott Carter and Paul Newman had 35, Jeff Huddle 36, Dale Clark 37, Garry Reese and Robyn Downs 38 and Jan Coe 39 on count back, while Geoff Cool- ahan also won nearest-thepin.
Cam and Bec Dennis from Friars Cafe´ in Shepparton are catering a two-course dinner at Hill Top on Friday night.
There will be a main course and desserts with gluten-free options.
The meal is available after happy hour, about 7.30 pm, and costs $35.
Bookings are essential. Book and pay at www.trybooking.com/ 403075 by Wednesday. No late bookings will be accepted. Cathy Sibio will be playing and singing to provide entertainment.
Saturday’s golf event is a two-person Ambrose with separate events for men and women.
Allan McGrath famously had trouble with his electric buggy which ended up in the channel behind the first green but, having graduated to a golf cart, he found more trouble on Thursday when he ran over a metal sign directing carts away from the sixth green.
Bang went a back wheel tyre and Allan’s day was over. We wait to see what other form of golf transport Allan can find that will get him safely around the course.
Good game: Bev Roberts and Ron Popple enjoyed their win on Sunday.
July monthly medallist: Jeff Huddle.