Big field turns out for $3000 Monte Bello Pearls Day

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

LADIES

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).

DAWNBUSTERS

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.

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