Cochrane claims monthly medal

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SATUR­DAY’S Air­lie Beach Ho­tel monthly medal saw lo­cal Scots­man Jimmy Cochrane take out the over­all hon­ours with a fine 70 nett, shot on a day which saw some dif­fi­cult con­di­tions due to the con­tin­u­ing wet.

The con­di­tions limited the field to only 44 play­ers, with many pulling out of the comp due to the wet, blus­tery weather.

Un­lucky on the day was Michael Ka­vanagh who, due to the wet con­di­tions de­cided not to bring his brand new set of clubs, re­plac­ing them with his old set, which cost him the ti­tle on count back from Cochrane, also hit­ting 70.

But this still gave him the B grade hon­ours for the day, three ahead of run­ner-up Richard McGrath on 73.

It was a close fought tus­sle for the A graders, with club cap­tain Gavin Milne even­tu­ally win­ning on count back from Larry Muller, both on 72 nett.

Run­ner-up to Jim in C grade was John Roser on 71 nett.

It was a Muller fam­ily dou­ble on the day with Larry’s wife Lyn tak­ing out the ladies comp.

The run­down com­prised Peter Fox on 72, Ken Muller and Gary Scot­ford on 73, with Mark Ni­col, Peter Smith and Jake Lin­de­ma­nis all card­ing 74.

Near­est-the-pins went to Gary Scot­ford on hole 2, David Fry on 9, Gavin Milne on 13, and Colin St John on 16.

The two shot club, which had jack­pot­ted from three weeks ago when last played for and de­ferred be­cause of the club cham­pi­onships over the past two week­ends, was taken out by Jake Nurse who got birdies on 13 and 16, and Gavin Milne who birdied 13.

In howl­ing and oc­ca­sional wet con­di­tions on Thurs­day, Ron Lit­tle beat the weather to take out both the 9-hole and 18hole stroke com­pe­ti­tions with 31 and 66 re­spec­tively.

With only 28 play­ers brav­ing the con­di­tions, run­ner-up in the nine­hole comp was Kym Hill with 35, tak­ing out the prize on count back from Michael Ward, Vic Feld­man and Jake Lin­de­ma­nis.

The rest of the count­down com­prised Lew Tuck and War­ren Deighton on 36.

Run­ner-up in the 18hole comp was Peter Brown­ing with a 69, head- ing the run­down com­pris­ing Jake Lin­de­ma­nis and Lew Tuck on 70, Lance Lloyd on 71, and Dave Thomas and Steve Mitchell on 73.

Near­est-the-pins went to Kym Hill on hole 2, Lew Tuck on 9, John Dodds on 13, and Dave Thomas on l6.

Satur­day play­ers will be play­ing for a meal voucher in the Ho­tel Metropole monthly sta­ble­ford comp over 18-holes this week, while Thurs­day play­ers will com­pete in a sta­ble­ford event over both nine and 18-holes.

Tee times are avail­able to suit in­di­vid­ual player needs, but play­ers are asked to reg­is­ter at the pro shop to en­sure smooth play.

The an­nual Ugly Duck­lings Day is com­ing up in two weeks, and this yearly event is sure to at­tract a good field for the great range of prizes on of­fer.

GOLF CHAM­PI­ONS: Club cap­tain Gavin Milne and Michael Ka­vanagh were the monthly medal win­ners at the Proser­pine Golf Club on Satur­day.

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