Southamp­ton Golf & Coun­try Club re­port

Shoreline Beacon - - Opinion -

The or­ga­nized golf sea­son came to a close for the Men’s league at Southamp­ton Golf and Coun­try Club Sept 23 with the fi­nal tour­na­ment, a four-man Texas Scram­ble in which each player had to con­trib­ute at least three drives dur­ing the 18 hole event.

We couldn’t have asked for bet­ter weather as this lat­est burst of heat and the ex­cel­lent con­di­tions of the course seemed to help the scor­ing. Teams were based on play­ers’ hand­i­caps and John Sch­midt did a fine job of en­sur­ing that all teams were fairly formed.

There were three teams with scores of four -un­der par af­ter nine holes in­clud­ing the Gerry Call-cap­tained team of Terry Bai­ley, Rick Robin­son and Robert Ball that tied with the team cap­tained by Harold Agla with Jim­mie Bail­lie, Bar­rie Rob­son and David Por­cel­lato. The team cap­tained by An­drew Cote with Doug Hamil­ton, Craig McKin­non and Kevin O’Brien were also at fou­run­der af­ter nine.

There were two other teams within one stroke of the three teams in the lead, and two oth­ers two strokes back. So the back nine would tell the tale of which team would pre­vail.

The Call team started the back nine with a bo­gie on the tough tenth hole and fin­ished it with an­other bo­gie on the last hole, but col­lected three birdies over the rest of the nine holes for a to­tal score of five un­der par 67.

The Agla team matched Team Call with a fi­nal score of five un­der par 67. But Team Cote went wild on the back nine, card­ing six birdies and end­ing up with a whop­ping score of ten un­der par.

No teams could touch the Cote group, and they eas­ily took first place for the day. The team cap­tained by Der­ryl Urstadt with Mike Cleary, Fabian Lib­bus and Bill Streeter tied with the team cap­tained by Louis Bezaire with Paul Nu­gent, Dave Ezechiels and Kent Bergstrom for sec­ond place with scores of seven un­der par 65. Four other teams came in with five un­der par 67 and shared the re­main­ing prizes.

Clos­est to the pin awards went to Phil Hunt on #3, Craig McKin­non on #5, Doug Hamil­ton on #9 and Der­ryl Urstadt on #18.

The thir­teenth hole was played as a “Hit” or “Miss” the green and those who hit the green on their drive put a ticket into a bin and those who missed the green de­posited their tick­ets into an­other bin. A draw was made from each bin with Bruce Towner win­ning the “Hit” the green com­pe­ti­tion and Kevin O’Brien win­ning the “Miss” the green con­test.

Sept. 19, the Se­nior Men teed it up for the last time this year with a three-man scram­ble with each player re­quired to use at least three drives dur­ing the round.

At the end of the front nine holes, the team cap­tained by Gerry Call with Pe­ter Day and Bill Thom­son took the early lead with a four un­der par 31, but they were chased by the team cap­tained by Louis Bezaire with Rick Robin­son and Bert Tripp, with a three un­der par 32.

John Hale, Lorne Lazenby and Fabian Lib­bus were two strokes back with a two un­der par score of 33.

Go­ing into the back nine, the Call team kept up their tor­rid pace, card­ing four more birdies and fin­ish­ing up with a score of eight un­der par 64. No other team could touch them, as the Call team won first place. The Bezaire team cer­tainly tried their best to catch the Call group, but came up two strokes short, win­ning Sec­ond Place with a score of six un­der par 66.

The team cap­tained b Dale Woods with Bill Hatt and Gord Moore took Third Place with a four un­der par 68.

Pe­ter Day won the clos­est to the pin on the fifth hole, while Dale Woods took the same prize on #13. Woods sunk the long­est putt on #9, while Call beat out four oth­ers with his long­est putt on the 18th.

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