Huge field win goes to Spiers
GOLF: A big field of 77 men fought it out for selection into the 2016 Matchplay Championships on Saturday, with the top 32 players gaining selection for the honour board event.
The big winner on the day was Peter Spiers on 65 who beat Ross McNeill just behind with a 66 net score.
In the rundown were Jake Nurse and Nick Watson (67), Larry Muller (70), Paul Joice, Rob Smith and Dave Gates (71), Mick Burrows, Matt Beach and Mick Dibben (72), Rob Stanley, Scott Grigg, Darren Jones and Peter Krause (73), with Kaylem Douthwaite, Barry Mortimer, Lloyd Kingston and Matt Goldman on 74.
Nearest the pins went to Nick Watson on number two, Michael Caton (9), Dean Bar- nard (13), and Peter Spiers (16). Qualifiers for the Matchplay play-offs will have to complete their first rounds by June 26, with the final round being completed by August 21.
Only a small field of five ladies competed on Saturday with Lyn Muller (74) the winner, beating Elspeth Scotford on 75, and Jo-Ann Muller nearest the pins on nine.
Thursday saw a good field of 48 turn out for a Stableford event, with a visitor from Mackay, James Goss, taking out Division 1 with 41 points, and Division 2 going to Chris Brett (45), ahead of runnersup Michael Ward (39) and Peter Krause (38).
In the rundown were Michael Caton (38), Trevor Paroz, Shane Cooke, Don Hope and Scott Wardroper (37), Dave Gates (36), with George Gnezdiloff, and Jim Cochrane and Peter Scrivens on 35.
Winner of the nine-hole competition was Chris Brett (25), ahead of runner-up Scott Wardroper and beating Michael Caton on countback (21), and Peter Scrivens (20).
Nearest the pins went to Shane Cooke on Number two, Mick Leo (9), Brad Albertson (13), and Paul Joice (16).
This Saturday men will compete in the monthly Hotel Metropole Stableford event and the ladies will play in the Paya Stableford comp. On Thursday the men will be celebrating the Summer Solstice with free goodies after the stroke play game.
Dawnies played the front nine last Sunday with Bruce Upchurch claiming victory (53/41) over runner up Jason Burke (46/42) and third placed Travis Clinch (44/43). Nearest the pins on both number two and nine went to Tony Spurway. The snake putting comp was won by Nick Apruzzese and least number of putts was won by Mick Burrows on 10, after a putt off the bradmans went to Chris Henderson with 54/51, who also picked up Tony’s nearest the pin approach shot on number four. Next week is on the back nine.
Veterans golf was washed out this week.
On Tuesday they they will be hosting the Whitsunday group with tee-off at 9am
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STROKE: Proserpine Golf Club president Rob Smith prepares to tee off on Saturday morning.