Dowell drums up triple win
Club stalwart Jim Dowell was the big winner of Saturday’s Hotel Metropole monthly stableford event, beating a field of 67 male players with a convincing score of 43.
Dowell was well clear of runner-up Andy Pearson, who beat Ross Meade on countback, both on 40.
The ladies competed in the first Paya-sponsored stableford event, with Trish McNeill taking out the win with 36, ahead of Mandy Patterson (34), Wendy Bradley (33), Jill Farinelli (32) and Sherri Meade (31).
In the men’s rundown were Matt Goldman, Travis Clinch, Troy Smith (39), Michael Crag (38), Gavin Kerwand, Kevin Campbell, Barry Mortimer, Ben Smith and John Roser (37).
Nearest the pins went to Chris Doblo on number two, Rob Stanley, Trish McNeill (nine), Andy Pearson (13) and Ross Meade (16).
The two-shot club was shared four ways, with Rob Stanley birdying both 13 and 16, and Steve Stewart and Ross Meade on 16.
Dowell (41) made it a double on Thursday, winning division two.
Rob Stanley continued his good form of late to win division one with 41.
Runner-up in division one was Chris Doblo (40), while in the rundown were John Grosskreutz (39), Barry Mortimer (38), Warren Deighton, Mark Thompson (37) and Glen McKerley (36).
Chris Henderson was the runner-up in division two with 36, with the rundown comprising Rob Webb (35), Joe Taylor (34), Mike George (33), John Dodds (32) and Chris Weigand (31).
Dowell also won the ninehole competition, beating Rob Stanley on countback, both with 23, ahead of Chris Doblo, Rob Webb (21), Mark Thompson, Glen McKerley and Joe Taylor all carding 20.
Nearest the pins went to Rob Stanley on number two, Chris Henderson (nine), Warren Deighton (13) and Mark Thompson (16).
The Dawnies played the back nine on Sunday, with the heat still fierce despite their early start.
Al Scott (55/40) claimed the day after a chip-off.
Runner-up was Vic Feld- man, beating Tony Sellwood into third place, both on nett 40.
Nearest the pins went to Don Schuring (13 and 16).
Both Feldman and Jason Bourke managed birdies, while the snake putting went to Chris Henderson for a single stroke.
Travis Clinch collected the least number of putts (13), with the Bradman awarded to Paul Grace (56/51). The lucky nett score went to George Stevenson.
A field of 26 players took to the greens on Tuesday afternoon for the veterans’ competitions.
In the 18-hole competition, Bill Jesser grabbed the flag with 38, ahead of runner up John Roser on 37.
In the rundown were Barry Mortimer (36), John Grosskreutz (34), Ron Thynne (34), Neil Cawthorne (32) and Mandy Patterson (32).
Nearest the pins went to Mortimer and Patterson.
The nine-hole competition was scooped by Neil Cawthorne on 20, beating Dave Morris into runner up (19).
In the rundown were John Grosskreutz (18), Peter Lewis, Mandy Patterson, Bill Jesser (17) and Beryl Nosworthy.
The nearest the pins was won by John Grosskreutz and Mandy Patterson.
BIG DRIVE: Travis Clinch tees off in Proserpine at the weekend.