Rob Stanley claims Prossie open double
PROSERPINE GOLF: Rob Stanley lived up to his reputation as Proserpine Golf Club’s best player by taking out an open double over the weekend.
The local won the Men’s Open Championship on Sunday after claiming the Mixed Foursomes Open with partner Trish McNeill on Saturday.
Stanley’s gross score of 114 over 27 holes in the Men’s Open exacted revenge upon last year’s winner, Pioneer Valley’s Peter Brittain, by one stroke.
A highlight of the day was a four-way play-off to decide the B-grade title, with club captain Greg Walker ultimately prevailing on the first play-off hole to claim the title.
Other grade champions for the day were Darren Jones (A1) and David Bower (C).
Runners-up in the gross titles were Peter Brittain (A), Steve Stewart (A1), Tony Sell- wood (B) and Wayne Russell (C).
The net winners on the day were Lloyd Kingston (A), Lance Lloyd (A1), Ben Ryan (B) and a brilliant win to Ken Wyllie (C).
The net runners-up were Scott Grigg (A), Matty Bower (A1), Travis Clinch (B) and Peter Spiers (C).
A packed field of 95 players from both local and away clubs contested the premier event with the nearest-the-pins going to Steve Stewart (9) and Mick Gibley (16).
In Saturday’s Mixed Foursomes Open, runners-up behind Stanley and Trish McNeill were the husbandand-wife team of Larry and Lyn Muller ahead of Warren and Helen Deighton, Ross Meade and Paula McQuat, Dennis and Gloria Davis, Chris Doblo and Gloria Davis, and Perri Simpson and Paula Wronski.
Nearest-the-pins went to Rob Stanley on 13 and Anne Fenton on 16.
The men’s longest drive went to Larry Muller, while Meg Lyons took the ladies’ title. In other news, Thursday’s stableford event at the Proserpine Golf Club was blitzed by Brent Franke, who carded a brilliant score to win the division two title.
Franke carded a round of 49-points to top-score across both divisions.
Bill Woods (41) won the division one title ahead of Michael Ward, Troy Hayes (38), Steve Knight (36), Paul Joice and Steve Stewart (35).
The division two runner-up was Ron Jamieson on 39 who finished ahead of Peter Scrivens (38), Dave Thomas, Mal Carter (37) and Nick Apruzzese (36).
It was a double delight for Franke on the day who also won the nine-hole competition with 28.
Tim McBride (25) was second followed by Troy Hayes, Ron Jamieson (22), James Tozer (21) and Barry Mackenzie (20).
Nearest-the-pins went to Alan Scott (2), Jim Cochrane (9) and Andrew Albergo (13 and 16).
On Sunday the Dawnies travelled to Bowen to play the monthly mug competition.
Al Greedy was the winner on the day, carding 53/58 to edge out Maurie Moody (60/ 39) and John Anderson (48/ 40).
Nearest-the-pins went to Al Ford (no. 3), Maurie Moody (7) and Al Greedy (9).
The snake putter on the day was Maurie Moody while Bob Slater’s 14 putts were the least for the day. Ernie Holstein’s round of 58/60 was recognised with the bradman. This Sunday the Dawnies will be back at the Proserpine Golf Club.
CHAMPS: Trish McNeill and Rob Stanley won the 2015 Mixed Foursomes.