Late eagle seals Saturday win
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.
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.
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.
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.