Record field for XXXX Day
A record field of 94 players attended last Friday’s annual XXXX Day, with superb weather conditions making for a great day on the course.
Winners of the three-ball ambrose competition were Rob and Shelli Stanley and Wayne Russell (54.33) ahead of Vic Feldman, Jim Dowell and Chris Henderson (56).
Nearest-the-pins went to Bob Hinschen (No. 9), Rob Stanley (13) and Mick Simpson (16).
Last Saturday, 39 men and 11 women contested the Hotel Metropole Stableford where Gavin Kerwand won from Dave Gates (both on 40). The rundown included Mick Leo, Paul Joice, Ross McNeill, John Dodds and Vic Feldman (39), Ross Richards, Barry Mortimer (38) and Ken Wyllie (36). Elspeth Scotford (34) won the ladies’ competition from Paula Wronski (31) and Caroline Awdry (30). Nearest-the-pins went to Mark Rasmussen (No. 2), Lance Lloyd, Elspeth Scotford (9), Peter Krause (13) and Vic Feldman (16).
A magnificent nett score of 57, six shots under course par, saw Nick Apruzzese win the division two stroke event last Thursday, as well as taking out the nine-hole competition with 29.5.
Division one was won by recently retired greenkeeper John Grosskreutz, who won on countback from runner-up Glen McKerley (66), Perri Simpson (68), Wayne Temby (69) and Troy Hayes (70). Andrew Albergo was runner-up in division two, beating Robb Webb (68).
The runner-up in the nine-hole competition was Wayne Russell (32.5) ahead of Glen McKerley (33), Rob Webb (33.5) and Andrew Albergo (34). Nearest-the-pins went to Rob Stanley (No. 2), Chris Brett (9), Peter Stone (13) and Perri Simpson (16).
On Saturday players will contest a four-ball best ball aggregate and single stableford events.
Lucas Cretan won the nett and gross prizes for the three-hole competition while Logan Devery and Rian Mitchell also impressed. Jack Valmadre claimed both titles in the six-hole field, finishing ahead of Isobelle Kraatz, Tayarn Bartley-Looke and Jaxon Hendersen-Feldman for the nett prize.
The nine-hole gross title went to Levi Holmes while Jack Raiteri was the nett champion.