Dowell takes big win before rain halts play
GOLF: Before the Proserpine golf course went under water following Sunday’s big wet, players managed to get Saturday’s Hotel Metropole monthly Stableford completed with a big win to Jim Dowell with 42 points.
In the field of 64 players, runner-up on countback was Peter Spiers who beat Peter Lewis, Theunis Venter and Matt Goldman, all on 40 points, ahead of a rundown including Ben Smith (39), Andrew Butler and Jim Cochrane (38).
The ladies Paya-sponsored Stableford event was won by Wendy Bradley, who beat JoAnn Muller on countback, both with 33, while Elspeth Scotford (31), Helen Deighton (30) and Tina Badenhorst (29) made up the rundown.
Ladies NTPs went to Elina Kornis on 9, and Tina Badenhorst on 13.
The Thursday stroke competition was fought out among only 26 players due to early rain.
Winner of the 18-hole Division 1 field was Rob Stanley (72), ahead of runner-up Mark Thompson on 74, while the Division 2 title went to Ben Moran (75), beating John Dodds into runner-up position with 77.
The nine-hole competition was won by Mark Thompson (35), ahead of runner-up Finbar O’Flynn (36), and Rob Stanley (37).
END GAME: Jill Farinelli sinks a putt at the Proserpine Golf Club on Saturday.