Huge field win goes to Spiers

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

DAWN BUSTERS

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

Vet­er­ans golf was washed out this week.

On Tues­day they they will be host­ing the Whit­sun­day group with tee-off at 9am

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Barry Mor­timer on 0418 246 560.

STROKE: Proser­pine Golf Club pres­i­dent Rob Smith pre­pares to tee off on Satur­day morn­ing.

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