Junior wins all in Proserpine
13-year-old Matty Bower cleaned up the field in Saturday’s versus par event, coming in with a great +7 points to win against 61 senior golfers in a game which tested all players.
In great golfing conditions, Matty was one point ahead of runner-up Chris Doblo, who took out second position on count back from four others on +6.
In the rundown were Gary Scotford, Barry Mortimer and Peter Fox on +6, Mark Conen +5, Andy Pearson, Ian Powell and Neil Cawthorne on +4, with Pascal Neunreuther and Rod Wecker on +3.
Paula Wronski took out the ladies section with a –2, ahead of runner-up Elspeth Scotford winning with –3 on count back from two others.
Nearest-the-pins went to Nick Watson on hole 2, Trevor Paroz on 9, Matt Bower on 13, and John Roser on 16.
The two-shot club was shared three ways with Rod Wecker birdying 13, and Ross Richards and Matt Bluck putting it down for two on 16.
Peter Stone creamed the field in Thursday’s 18-hole event with a magic 47 stableford points, three ahead of runner-up Peter Scrivens on 44.
With 53 players competing on the day, the rundown included Jim Cochrane and John Grosskreutz on 40 points, with Lance Lloyd, Wayne Temby and Mick Dibben coming in with 39 each.
John Grosskreutz won the 9-hole section of the comp with 26 points, ahead of runner-up Trevor Paroz on 25.
In the rundown were 92year-old George Gnezdiloff on 24, Nick Watson on 23, Peter Stone with 22, Michael Cragg and Mick Dibben with 21, winning on count back from two others.
Nearest-the-pins went to Peter Stone on hole 2, Merv Hinton on 9, Gary Kaden on 13, and Trevor Paroz on 16.
Saturday will be the last chance this year for players to qualify for the prestigious medal of medals honour with the running of the last Airlie Beach Hotel monthly medal for the year.
Tee times are available all day to suit individual players, so book early with the pro shop.
Thursday players will be competing over both 9 and 18holes in a stroke event, also with tee times to individually suited to players.
Marlene Gray had an outstanding game last Wednesday to win the trophy donated by Viv Demartini and Lyn Muller.
Gray finished her round with a fantastic 60 nett.
Runner-up with another great score of 67 nett was Beryl Nosworthy.
Heather Luvis was third with 69 and Caroline Awdry and Sue Smith completed the rundown.
Beryl Miller had the putter working well to win the least putts of the round with 29 putts.
Nearest-the-pin winners were Sue Smith on hole 1, Mandy Patterson on 2, Beryl Nosworthy on 9, Trish McNeill on 11 and Paula Wronski on 16.
The final McNeill monthly medal round for the year will be this Saturday and next Wednesday. Wednesday, November 13 will be a versus par competition.
The AGM for the ladies will be held on Wednesday, November 20 at 9am and will be followed by a stableford event.
On Sunday the dawnies attacked the back 9 after their trip to Pioneer Valley the previous Sunday.
The winner was John Anderson with 49/47.
Terry Grentell was relegated to second place under the rule that you are not allowed to win on your first game with the dawnies with 56/45.
Third place went to George Stevensen with 53/48 who also won nearest-the-pin on number 13 and Mick Burrows won on 16.
The snake putter was Terry Grentell, least number of putts was Paul Grace with 13 and the Bradman’s went to Jaccy Thomas. Next week will be the monthly mug on the front nine.
BEATING ALL: 13-year-old Matty Bower beat the field of seniors to win Saturday’s versus par event.
GOLF DAY: Event organiser Kane Nusterline (centre) with Peter Krause and Gavin Milne who went up against 62 local competitors at the Proserpine Golf Club on Saturday.