Golfers play back nine

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

PROSER­PINE GOLF

AF­TER two weeks off due to the flooded course last week, play­ers got back into the rhythm of things with both the Thurs­day com­pe­ti­tion.

The rain de­layed Fe­bru­ary Air­lie Beach Ho­tel monthly medal from be­ing played.

This is the first time for many years that the club has suf­fered only a two week clo­sure due to the limited wet so far, but with the back nine still re­cov­er­ing from an­other flood event, both comps were played over the front nine twice.

The Fe­bru­ary monthly medal saw a re­duced field of only 46 men and 7 ladies take to the course and the medal was taken out by C grader Tony Wool­ridge who came in with a good 65 nett to claim the over­all medal as well as the C grade ti­tle, ahead of C grade run­ner-up Adam Stralow with 70.

A grade win­ner was Gary Scot­ford with a 68, one ahead of run­ner-up Gavin Ker­wand on 69.

B grade went to club cap­tain Greg Walker with 71, also one stroke ahead of his run­ner-up Kevin Duffy on 72.

Ladies win­ner on the day was Brenda Cowan with a 74, ahead of run­ner-up Wendy Bradley on 79.

The men’s run­down com­prised Dean Kercher on 72, Jim Cochrane on 73, Jake Nurse and Paul Len­non on 75, with Troy Dob­bins and Trevor Paroz com­ing in with 76 each.

Near­est-the-pins went to Anne Gardel on hole 2 and Pas­cal Ne­un­reuther on 9.

The two shot club didn’t go off and the prize of $38.40 jack­pots to this Satur­day’s round.

Ma­jor club spon­sor and gen­eral man­ager of Air­lie Beach Ho­tel Mark Bell con­tin­ued his good form of late to take out the 18-hole sec­tion of Thurs­day’s stable­ford comp with a score of 36, win­ning on count back from John Roser.

With a limited field of only 34 play­ers com­pet­ing over the front nine twice, the rest of the run­down in the main event com­prised Tom Flem­ing and Karl Gottschalk with 35 points each, Gavin Ker­wand on 34, and Paul Joice and Pas­cal Ne­un­reuther win­ning on count back with 33 each.

The 9-hole comp was won by John Roser on 23 points, win­ning on count back from Mark Thomp­son.

The rest of the run­down in­cluded Karl Gottschalk, Mark Bell and Troy Dob­bins on 22, ahead of Bren­don Me­harry and Gavin Ker­wand on 21.

Near­est-the-pins went to Michael Ward on hole 2 and Pas­cal Ne­un­reuther on 9.

There will prob­a­bly be the monthly Ho­tel Metropole stable­ford on of­fer for Satur­day play­ers, and Thurs­day play­ers should be com­pet­ing in a stroke event over both 9 and 18-holes.

Tee times are avail­able at play­ers’ con­ve­nience, but please book with the pro shop to en­sure smooth play.

The full 18-holes of the course are now open again and, hope­fully with no fur­ther rain should re­main so, at least for this week.

DAWNBUSTERS

With the in­clement weather, Dawnies trav­elled to Bowen on Sun­day.

18 play­ers at­tacked the course with the win­ner be­ing Al (Happy) Greedy with 57/38.

Run­ner-up was Vic Feld­man with 45/ 39 and third place went to Beryl Nos­wor­thy with 56/41.

Near­est-the-pins went to Beryl Nos­wor­thy on num­ber 3 and Tom Flem­ing on 7. Snake put­ter was Don Schur­ing, with least num­ber of putts go­ing to Mick Bur­rows with 16 while the Brad­man’s went to Don Schur­ing 64/69.

Sun­day should see ev­ery­one back at home play­ing in Proser­pine.

FLY­ING HIGH: Ma­jor club spon­sor, Air­lie Beach Ho­tel’s Mark Bell, con­tin­ued his great form of late to take out Thurs­day’s 18-hole com­pe­ti­tion.

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