Big field turns out for $3000 Monte Bello Pearls Day
GOLF: The Proserpine Golf Club welcomed one of the largest fields this year on Saturday for the $3000 Monte Bello Pearls Day.
Mark Rasmussen was the big winner, carding a terrific score of 64 to win over 68 men and 12 ladies and take home the pearl-encrusted ice-bucket.
Paula Wronski won the ladies’ competition, winning a pearl ring for her 69 net.
Kelvin Stephens was runner-up with 66 ahead of Peter Krause, Peter Fox, Dean Kercher, Tony Woolridge, Nathan Holmes, Chris Weigand, Rob Smith and Troy Smith, while Lyn Muller was second of the ladies.
Nearest-the-pins went to Larry Muller (no. 2), Scott Wardroper, Paula Wronski (9), Simon Dobbins (13) and Marlene Gray (16). In other news, 57 players turned out on Thursday for the stroke competition.
Jim Dowell won the day with a round of 64, claiming division two ahead of Rob Webb (65).
The rundown included Brendan Meharry (67), Peter Browning and Ron Jamieson (68).
Division one was won by Jon Kent (68), while Greg Walker, Chris Weigand, Michael Ward and Perri Simpson finished in the ball rundown.
The nine-hole competition was won by Reg Kercher, who ousted Jim Dowell, Ron Jamieson, Perri Simpson and Michael Ward.
Nearest-the-pins went to Chris Weigand (2), Wayne Temby (13) and Peter Scri- vens (16).
This weekend the annual Ugly Duckings Day will be held on Saturday with a series of prizes on offer from local sponsors.
“As usual, the event will be a three-person ambrose with a 10.30am shotgun start and registration from 10am, so make sure you get your team together and be there for what will once again be a great, fun day of golf,” Proserpine Golf Club’s Dave Thomas said.
Thursday players will compete in a stableford event in two divisions over nine and 18 holes.
Twenty players took on the Proserpine Golf Club on Wednesday, with Wendy Bradley winning overall.
Wendy carded 73 to finish ahead of Elspeth Scotford, Debbie Niall, Marlene Gray and Lyn Muller.
Mandy Patterson won both nearest-the-pins on the day, while chip-ins were claimed by Jacqui Wall (no. 6), Lyn Muller (1), Kath Borer (5) and Tessa Aitken (7).
Larry Muller won Sunday’s round ahead of Bruce Upchurch with a round of 38/33.
In third place was New Zealander Al Ford, while Tom Fleming won a nearest-the-pin for his effort on no.16.
Chris Henderson was the snake putter for the day, while Muller had the lowest number of putts.
The Bradman went to Maurie Moody after a struggle on the course.
This Sunday the Dawnies will play the front nine.