Massive field for weekend comp
A GREAT score of 47 helped Neil Cawthorne to a big win in Saturday’s Hotel Metropole monthly stableford competition.
In a field of 46 men and 13 ladies, some great scores were recorded.
The men’s runner-up Shane Cooke came in with 43, ahead of the rundown comprising Gary Scotford and Gavin Milne on 41, Harry Gellatly with 40, Chris Weigand and John Roser on 39, and John Heron, Russell Brauer, Trevor Paroz and Pascal Neunreuther all with 38 points.
Ladies winner on the day was Rehab Hull with 40 points, ahead of runner-up Anna Winterbourn on 38. Nearest-the-pins went to Peter Fox on hole 2, Steve Knight on 9, Paul Purtill on 13, and Russell Brauer on 16.
The two-shot club was shared six ways, with Paul Douthwaite, Rob Stanley and Gary Scotford all scoring eagles on the much shortened tenth hole, and birdies from Gavin Milne and Shane Cooke on 13, with Matt Bluck birdying 16.
Dave Thomas’ course record of 136 was threatened by his new playing partner Paul Purtill who came in with a score of 15 strokes on hole 2 on Thursday, but he eventually came in with a final score of only 113.
Winner on the day in the main 18-hole event was Ron Jamieson with a great score of 63 nett, one stroke ahead of runner-up Peter Scrivens on 64. The rest of the rundown included Harry Gellatly on 65, Darren Jones 66, Les Bradford 68, Shane Cooke 70, with John Heron, Steve Mitchell and Neil Ustick all carding 71.
The 9-hole section of the comp was won by Brendon Meharry with a 26 nett, ahead of runner-up Harry Gellatly on 28.
The rest of the 9-hole rundown comprised Neil Ustick on 31, with Wayne Temby, Peter Lewis, Bruce Munro, Peter Scrivens and Ron Jamieson all coming in with 32.
Nearest-the-pins went to Albert Pini on hole 2, Greg Walker on 9, Karl Gottschalk on 13, and Mick Dibben on 16.
Winners of the Proserpine leg of the Holden Scramble, Rod Wecker, Steve Abel, Lloyd Kingston and Lance Lloyd, accompanied by club pro Kane Nusteling will be competing in the regional leg of the scramble in Rockhampton this weekend
This week Saturday players will be competing in an 18-hole, club sponsored stroke event, while Thursday players will battle it out over both nine and 18-hole stableford comps.
A versus par event was held last Wednesday for the ladies competition.
Twenty ladies participated in hot, but fine conditions.
The winner for the day was Tessa Aitken with a great score of +3.
Linda Wardroper was runner up on +2 and Pam Casey was third on a count back from Tina Badenhorst as both scored +1.
Bessie Simpson, Mandy Paterson and Penny Wardroper completed the rundown.
Nearest-the-pin winners were Marlene Gray on hole 5, Mandy Paterson on 9, Tina Badenhorst on 11 and Heather Luvis on 16.
Eight ladies participated in a stroke event on Saturday, September 14 and the winner was Paula Wronski with a 68 nett ahead of Reh Hull on 72.
Monthly medal rounds will be next Wednesday and Saturday.
On Sunday the dawnies played the front nine and the winner was Maurie Moody with 46/42.
The runner-up was Bruce Upchurch 51/48 and third place went to Chris Hendersen 43/49.
Nearest-the-pin on hole 2 was Tom Fleming and on 9 it was Bruce Upchurch.
Snake putter was Chris Hendersen, least number of putts went to Maurie Moody with 13 after a three-way putt off, and Bob Slater was the Bradman’s winner with 59/ 64.
The dawnies tee off from around 6am every Sunday followed by a barbecue breakfast and all are welcome to come along and enjoy.
Next week they will be on the back nine.