Collins ush­ers in new year with win

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Peter Shine

Gra­ham Collins won the Ming Yap-spon­sored tro­phy just be­fore the new year on De­cem­ber 29, fol­lowed closely by Kevin Pratt in sec­ond and Michael Lowe in third.

Par event: Gra­ham Collins +6, Kevin Pratt +5, Michael Lowe +4, Craig Wil­liams +4, Mike Del­lit +3, Richard Rae +3, Paul Welch +3, Char­lie Baggetta +3, John Par­ton +2, Jim Baggetta +2, Jeremy Lis­ter +1, Kevin Wooltor­ton +1, Paul Bran­dis +1, Gra­ham Hal­ton +1, Ian Grieves +1, Peter Shine +1, Jo Anne Cooper 0, John Pow­ell 0, Derek Wil­liams 0, Mike Kelly 0, An­drew Look 0, Jim Bianchi -1, David O’Shaugh­nessy -1, Wal Blechyn­den -1, Rab Ainsworth -1, Bill Hod­gins -1, Alan Cope -1, Rita Rae -1.

Gross: Peter Shine -2, John Par­ton -6.

Four ball team par: Rita Rae, Kyle Gas­ton, An­drew Look, Richard Rae +15. Ea­gle no 8 Cec Hol­man.

Ray Suarez claimed the Char­lie Baggetta-spon­sored tro­phy on De­cem­ber 27 with Garry Beacham and Alan Cope tied for sec­ond and Kevin Bur­ton in third.

A field of 45 play­ers braved the heat for the Michael Lu­cas Tro­phy on De­cem­ber 22 with tem­per­a­tures hov­er­ing just 40 degrees. Luck­ily the sea breeze turned up just as the af­ter­noon groups were about to tee off.

An­drew Look, who has been strug­gling for form, found some­thing to rec­tify his game. He played in the morn­ing and massed a great score of 45 points to beat Robyn Peet who scored 42 points.

Garry Daw­son was third with 41 points fol­lowed by Tony Joyce with 39 points. Look played off a 19 hand­i­cap and shot three over par on the front nine to score 25 points. He held it to­gether on the back nine to score 20 points.

Look, who has been play­ing very close to his hand­i­cap an­chor, fi­nally had put it all to­gether when he played to his hand­i­cap for the first time since the be­gin­ning of Septem­ber. He lost 1.2 off his hand­i­cap.

Peet counted her­self a lit­tle un­lucky as 42 points on most oc­ca­sions would be a win­ning score. She set it up by scor­ing 23 points on the front nine in­clud­ing a birdie on hole six and fol­lowed up with 19 points on the back nine. She was also close to her hand­i­cap an­chor and with this score she lost a full shot off her hand­i­cap.

Garry Daw­son in third con­tin­ued his im­proved form, scor­ing 22 points on the front nine in­clud­ing a birdie on hole one and fol­lowed this up with 19 points on the back nine.

It is the fourth time in his last eight games that he played to his hand­i­cap. Joyce, who con­sis­tent- ly scores in the low 30s, put to­gether his best round since early Oc­to­ber.

Great golf con­di­tions met the 44 play­ers who nom­i­nated for the Trevor Pig­gott and Ray Suarez tro­phy on De­cem­ber 19, with Pig­gott claim­ing his own ti­tle but pass­ing it on to the run­ner-up.

With the greens start­ing to run smoothly, Trevor Pig­gott, the un­lucky player on the pre­vi­ous Satur­day where he was beaten on a count­back, went one bet­ter by win­ning on a count­back with 41 points.

Run­ner-up was Garry Beacham with 41 points fol­lowed by Colin Holt on 40 points and Cec Hol­man on 39 points.

As is usual cus­tom at the Har­vey Golf Club, the donor does not ac­cept the win­ning prize so Pig­gott handed over the win­ner’s prize to run­ner-up Garry Beacham.

Pig­gott has played some great golf over the past two rounds, his round was made up of 19 points on the first nine and 22 on the back nine in­clud­ing a birdie on hole 16. His driv­ing off the tee was a fea­ture of his round.

Beacham, the cur­rent club cham­pion, played his best ever round at Har­vey where he recorded one un­der par for his round. He had 21 points on the first nine fol­lowed by 20 on the back nine.

His round in­cluded four birdies on holes three, eight, 10 and 16, play­ing pre­cise golf with his use of the iron as the high­light.

Holt, in one of his rare vis­its to golf, played his best game for a long time to claim third. He had 19 points on the first nine fol­lowed by 21 on the back nine. He played very steady off the tee all day which helped him set up his score. Hol­man con­tin­ued his great form.

Gra­ham Collins took home the Ming Yap-spon­sored tro­phy at Har­vey Golf Club on De­cem­ber 29.

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