Smith shoots hole in one

Al­bert­son and Thomas take out Satur­day’s sta­ble­ford

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

GOLF: Ben Smith lived ev­ery golfer’s dream on Satur­day when he got a hole in one on the 16th while com­pet­ing in a pairs sta­ble­ford ag­gre­gate event.

It will now be up to the “rules Nazis” whether he is cred­ited with his name on the hon­our board as the hole is cur­rently short­ened due to a tee upgrade.

A good field of 66 men and eight ladies com­peted in Satur­day’s event.

A big win went to Brad Al­bert­son and self-con­fessed “world’s worst golfer” Dave Thomas, who both carded 41 points for an ag­gre­gate 82 to take out the com­pe­ti­tion.

Run­ners-up were Mick Leo and Jon Kent (80), fol­lowed by Ross Richards and Ja­son Bartz (77).

In the run­down were Ken McCal­lum and Mark Richards (76), Jim Dow­ell and Troy Hayes, Dave Gates and Pas­cal Ne­un­reuther (75), Mick Ka­vanagh and Troy Dob­bins (74), Kelvin Stephens and Mick Ka­vanagh, Benn Ryan and Matt Gold­man (73), Steve Knight and Andy Pear­son, John Dodds and Michael Cragg (72), with Ben Pol­lard and Nick Wat­son bring­ing up the tail with 71.

Near­est the pins went to Vic Feld­man (No.2), Kym Hill, Tr­ish McNeill (9), Jim Dow­ell (13) and Ben Smith’s mighty hole-in-one on 16.

The two-shot club was shared six ways, with Ja­son Bartz, Kym Hill and Mick Leo all birdy­ing No.9, while The­u­nis Ven­ter, Ross Richards and Matt Gold­man all sunk it in two on 16.

On Thurs­day, 50 play­ers com­peted in a stroke event.

Vic Feld­man took out the divi­sion one 18-hole event with nett 65, while Joe Tay­lor claimed the lau­rels in divi­sion two with 64.

Run­ner-up in divi­sion one was Barry Mor­timer, los­ing on count­back to Feld­man, fol­lowed by Troy Hayes (67), John Grosskreutz, Bill Woods, War­ren Deighton (69), Perri Simp­son and Glen McKer­ley beat­ing two oth­ers on count­back with nett 70s.

Divi­sion two run­ner-up was Gary Flan­nery (65), ahead of Jim Dow­ell (67).

In the run­down were Bill Jesser and Les Brad­ford (70), with Rus­sell Rear­don, Ernie Hol­stein and Steve Mitchell beat­ing out two oth­ers on count­back with nett 71s.

The nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion went to Trevor Paroz, who beat Joe Tay­lor on count­back, both with nett 30, ahead of Barry Mor­timer (30.5), Gary Flan­nery (31), Reg Kercher (32), and War­ren Deighton (32.5).

Near­est the pins went to Gary Flan­nery (No.2), Paul Joice (9), Peter Krause (13), and Les Brad­ford (16).

This Satur­day will see the run­ning of the Air­lie Beach Ho­tel monthly medal for Fe­bru­ary.

Thurs­day play­ers will be com­pet­ing in a sta­ble­ford event in two divi­sions over 18 holes, as well as a nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion.

Dawn Busters

SUN­DAY saw 24 dawnies play the back nine in very hot con­di­tions.

The win­ner was Paul Grace (48/37), with Ja­son Bourke (43) rel­e­gated to run­ner-up un­der rule 99.

Rule 99 states new play­ers can­not win on their first game with the Dawn Busters.

Third placed was Ben Ray­mant with 45/38.

Near­est the pins went to Larry Muller (13) and Chris Hen­der­son (16).

Mau­rie Moody won the snake put­ter con­test, while Tony Sell­wood won least num­ber of putts with 11.

Ge­orge Steven­son was the brad­man and the lucky nett score ball was won by Barry Mount.

Next Sun­day will be the monthly mug on the front nine.

Veter­ans

WITH 23 play­ers tak­ing to the greens, John Grosskreutz scooped the nine hole com­pe­ti­tion with 31.

Run­ner up was War­ren Deighton on count back from Dave Gates (32), ahead of Bill Woods (33), John Lord (34), Pas­cal Ne­un­reuther (43) and Trevor Paroz (43).

Near­est the pins for the men was Pas­cal Ne­un­reuther, while Mandy Patterson claimed the ladies.

In the 18 hole com­pe­ti­tion it was Mandy Patterson who took home the lau­rels with 67, ahead of John Lord (68).

In the run down were Bill Woods (69), John Grosskreutz (69), Dave Gates (71), Lez Brad­ford, War­ren Deighton and Rus­sell Rear­don (72).

Near­est the pins went to Rus­sell Rear­don and Mandy Patterson.

The putting com­pe­ti­tion went to Bill Woods on 25 for the men, and Jan Shuwalow on 32 for the ladies.

Vet­eran play­ers will hit the lo­cal greens again next Tues­day.

MORN­ING SHOT: Dean Kercher tak­ing a swing at the Proser­pine Golf Course on Satur­day morn­ing.

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