Black­burn backs up last month’s win

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Peter Shine

SAT­UR­DAY turned out to be an ex­cel­lent day for golf for the 55 play­ers nom­i­nated for the pres­ti­gious Monthly Mug spon­sored by Brian Black­burn on June 30.

Club cap­tain Garry Beacham showed that win­ning the mug the pre­vi­ous month was no fluke as he backed it up again to win the event.

Beacham shot 72 off the stick to record an ex­cel­lent 67 nett to beat Rus­sell Up­ton who shot 76 off the stick to record 68. Third was Tony Joyce on 69 who beat An­drew Black­burn, Ian Grieves, and David O’Shaugh­nessy on a count­back.

Beacham’s round was set up dur­ing the sec­ond nine where he bir- died holes 13 and 15. He is one of the most con­sis­tent golfers at club and thor­oughly de­served his win.

Up­ton, who has started to play a few games dur­ing the last month, has started to show a re­turn to the form that he is ca­pa­ble of and it will not be long be­fore he wins an event. O’Shaugh­nessy was the un­lucky golfer as he lost a ball on his last hole to record a triple bo­gey which cost him his chance to win.

With the fore­cast not look­ing too good, 35 play­ers were pre­pared to brave the con­di­tions for the scroungers event spon­sored by Gra­ham Collins on June 27, but it turned out to be per­fect weather for golf. Jim Bianchi, whose form runs from hot to cold to hot from game to game, turned it on to rec- ord 40 points to beat Harry Black­burn, 95 years young, on a count­back. Third was Peter Shine who had 39 points to beat Garry Beacham on a count­back. Bianchi’s score was set up by scor­ing 24 points on the back nine. Bianchi does not know which one of him­self is go­ing to turn up to play each game. Some games his scor­ing is siz­zling and other games his scor­ing is cold. He is a wor­thy win­ner and he must be close to lead­ing the scrounger of the year award.

Black­burn could con­sider him­self un­lucky has he wiped a hole. He scored 22 points on the back nine high­lighted by a 5 pointer on No 10 which he birdied. Peter Shine and Garry Beacham both con­tin­ued with their con­sis­tent form.

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