Muller takes out Medal of Medals

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER/SPORT -

PROSER­PINE GOLF

POP­U­LAR mem­ber Larry Muller is the 2013 Medal of Medal­lists with his great win in the fi­nals on Satur­day.

With a great score of 64 nett, Muller won the Medal of Medals, the A grade medal for De­cem­ber, plus the over­all De­cem­ber medal to qual­ify him for in­clu­sion in next year’s Medal of Medals fi­nal next De­cem­ber.

Larry’s wife, Lyn, took out the ladies event with a nett 75, ahead of run­ner-up Wendy Bradley one be­hind on 76.

Run­ner-up to Muller in A grade was an­other pop­u­lar club mem­ber, Pas­cal Ne­un­reuther who came in with a nett 70.

The B grade medal went to Peter Smith on 67, one stroke ahead of run­ner-up Michael Cragg on 68.

C grade win­ner was Michael Ca­ton with a 66, beat­ing Scott Wardroper on count back.

In the field of 53 men play­ers and 8 ladies, the run­down com­prised Chris Doblo who came in on count back ahead of Nick Lange and An­drew Pear­son, all on 71.

Club ma­jor spon­sor Mark Bell was back in form with a 72, Barry Mor­timer was also on 72, with Jim Dow­ell, David Gates and Kelvin Stephens all card­ing 73.

Near­est-the-pins went to Mal Carter on hole 2, Larry Muller on 9, Lyn Muller on 13, and Adam Stralow on 16.

The two shot club was shared by Michael Ka­vanagh who birdied hole 9, and Si­mon Dob­bins who put it down in two on 13.

Run­ner-up in the Medal of Medals was Peter Smith, with Michael Cragg com­ing in third place.

In con­junc­tion with the Medal of Medals, the Proser­pine Golf Club Golfer of the Year was an­nounced.

Im­me­di­ate past cap­tain, Gavin Milne who creamed the rest of the field with a mas­sive 71 points.

Other place­ments in the Golfer of the Year were run­ner-up Chris Doblo on 37 and a tie for third be­tween Dar­ren Jones and Kelvin Stephens on 33 points.

A field of 57 turned out for the Thurs­day comp in and the win­ner of the 18-hole sec­tion was Jim Dow­ell with an ex­tremely good score of 43.

Run­ner-up was War­ren Deighton on 39 points, ahead of the run­down led by Mark Bell 37, Benn Ryan, Al­bert Pini and Lance Lloyd with 36, Peter Krause and Mal Carter on 35, and Dave Rum­ble with 34.

The 9-hole comp was won by An­drew Col­borne with 24 points, one ahead of run­ner-up Bar­rie MacKen­zie on 22.

Dave Thomas fin­ished sec­ond in the run­down on count back be­hind Steve New, and ahead of Harry Gel­latly, Rob Rai­teri, John Dodds and Gary Kaden, all on 21 points.

Near­est-the-pins were Dave Thomas on hole 2, An­drew Col­borne on 13, and Michael Cragg on 16.

Satur­day will see the an­nual mad­cap day when nor­mally staid golfers let their hair down for the an­nual Turkey Day.

Any man dressed as a lady may play from the red tees and any lady wear­ing Christ­mas clothes will re­ceive 3 ex­tra shots.

Play­ers will be com­pet­ing in a club spon­sored 18-hole ver­sus par event, with tee times to suit from 6.30am on­wards, but please book at the pro shop to en­sure smooth play.

Thurs­day play­ers will have their nor­mal com­pe­ti­tion over both 9 and 18-holes, play­ing a stroke event.

DAWNBUSTERS

On Sun­day the Dawnies played the front 9 with the win­ner be­ing Ritchie Leo with 49/ 38 ahead of Al Greedy on 51/45 and Tony Sell­wood with a 40/46.

Near­est-the-pins on holes 2 and 9 went to Tom Flem­ing, least num­ber of putts was Mick Bur­rows and the Brad­man’s again went to Don Schrung.

Af­ter the game ev­ery­one ad­journed to the Prince of Wales for the AGM and a feed pro­vided by prove­dore John An­der­son and some as­sis­tance from Bruce Upchurch.

The new pres­i­dent is Tom Flem­ing and the book­keeper is again Bruce Upchurch.

The prove­dore for 2014 is again John An­der­son.

For­mer pres­i­dent Ge­orge Steven­son is now vice-pres­i­dent. The Dawnies will still be play­ing ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing weather per­mit­ting and next Sun­day will be the back 9.

MEDAL OF MEDALS: Club pro Kane Nustel­ing con­grat­u­lates the 2013 win­ner of the Medal of Medals cham­pi­onship, Larry Muller, on his win.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR: In­com­ing club cap­tain Greg Walker (right) con­grat­u­lates his out­go­ing coun­ter­part Gavin Milne on win­ning the 2013 Golfer of the Year ti­tle.

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