Late ea­gle seals Satur­day win

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

PROSER­PINE GOLF

CLUB stal­wart The­u­nis Venter and his group were cel­e­brat­ing what they thought was a guar­an­teed win for Venter in Satur­day’s stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion, un­til an ea­gle on the eigh­teenth hole by Rock­hamp­ton vis­i­tor Steve Studham rock­eted him into the lead to win on the day.

His ea­gle, plus a 105 me­tre chip-in on the sixth hole, saw him take out the day with a fine 45 points, only one ahead of Venter with a great 44.

Play­ing in warm but ideal con­di­tions, 53 play­ers took to the course to com­pete in the club-spon­sored event.

Fol­low­ing the top scor­ers in the run­down were Rus­sell Ashby los­ing on count back to Venter also with 44 points, Steve Knight on 42, Chris Weigand on 40, and club pres­i­dent Ross Meade with 39.

Re­hab Hull won the ladies comp with a fine 37, with Kath Borer nar­rowly beat­ing El­speth Scot­ford for se­cond place with 35.

Near­est-the-pins on hole 2 saw Wayne Fitzger­ald, who re­turned from back surgery, take out the prize with Adam Tester on 9, Paul Len­non on 13 and Perry Simp­son on 16.

The two-shot club was shared by five play­ers, with El­speth Scot­ford and Paul Len­non birdy­ing 13, Ron Lit­tle and Kelvin Stephens putting it in for two on the tem­po­rar­ily short­ened hole 10, and Steve Studham’s great ea­gle on 18.

Thurs­day saw a good field of 61 play­ers fight­ing it in a stable­ford con­test over both 9 and 18holes in gusty north-west­erly con­di­tions.

Win­ner of the main 18-hole event was Mal Carter who came in with a fine 46 points, six ahead of run­ner-up Gary Scot­ford who beat Neil Ustick on count back with 40 each.

The run­down com­prised Rob Rai­teri, Michael Ward, Michael Cragg and Barry Mor­timer all on 39, with Vic Feld­man, Rob Stan­ley and Bill Woods com­ing with 38 points each.

The 9-hole sec­tion of the comp was won by Kym Hill with 25 on count back from Mal Carter, with the rest of the run­down in­clud­ing Barry Mor­timer on 23, and Neil Ustick, Michael Cragg, Peter Krause, Les Brad­ford, Bill Woods, Michael Bur­rows and Kelvin Stephens all card­ing 22.

Near­est-the-pins went

to Rob Stan­ley on hole 2, Mick Ka­vanagh on 9, Warren Deighton on 13, and Vic Feld­man on 16.

This com­ing Satur­day will see the run­ning of the se­cond last monthly medal for 2013, and play­ers need to get their name down at the pro shop for a tee time to have a chance to win and par­tic­i­pate in the Medal of Medals for monthly win­ners in De­cem­ber.

Thurs­day play­ers will com­pete in both a 9-hole and 18hole event with tee times to in­di­vid­u­ally suit.

LADIES

Reh Hull and Tiny Em­mer­son held a stable­ford event for their tro­phy day last week.

Play­ers were en­cour­aged to dress up for added fun and Ti­ina Rand­mae was voted best dressed for the day.

On the course, dusty con­di­tions did not in­ter­fere with the per­for­mance of Viv De­mar­tini who played a great game to come in with 39 points to take first prize.

Penny Wardroper was se­cond on a count back from Jac­qui Wall and Beryl Nos­wor­thy with all three ladies scor­ing 38 points.

El­speth Scot­ford and Kath Borer com­pleted the run­down.

Near­est-the-pins win­ners were Jenny Hounsell on holes 5 and 15, Kath Borer on 9 and Caro­line Awdry on 16.

Jenny Hounsell claimed the long­est drive on hole 18.

Ten ladies par­tic­i­pated in a stable­ford event on Satur­day, Septem­ber 21.

Reh Hull was the win­ner with 40 points while Anna Win­ter­bourn was run­ner-up with 38 points.

On Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 9, there will be a tiger stable­ford event fol­lowed by a sin­gle stable­ford on Oc­to­ber 16.

DAWNBUSTERS

The dawnbusters played the back 9 and hus­band and wife com­bi­na­tion Don and Lisa Schur­ing took out the top places.

Don Schur­ing won on 47/39, win­ning from Lisa on 50/43.

Third place was Vic Feld­man with 42/46.

Near­est-the-pins on 13 was Paul Grace and on 16 Al Greedy. The snake putting was won by Beryl Nos­wor­thy, who also took out the Brad­man’s. The least num­ber of putts went to Chris Hen­der­sen with 12. Next week will be the monthly mug com­pe­ti­tion, which will be played on the front 9.

WIN­NERS NEARLY: Wayne Fitzger­ald, Meg Lyons, Jake Nurse, The­u­nis Venter and Steve Knight af­ter Proser­pine golf on Satur­day. Venter thought he had Satur­day’s comp in the bag un­til an ea­gle on hole 18 beat him.

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