Kyabram Free Press

Valley View Golf Report


Ed Mcquienn has dominated the revived Valley View Annual Tournament at the weekend while Mick Coyne provided a moment of brilliance of his own on Saturday.

With visitors from Rich River, Lockington, Parkland, Nathalia and Shepparton joining a good field of members on Friday for a 4BBB Stableford event, Ed combined very successful­ly with Daryl Harrison to notch up the 4BBB score of 42 points.

Actually, I may be using the word “combined” a little loosely with unconfirme­d reports that Ed put his score on the card on 16 of the 18 holes. Neverthele­ss that score gave Ed and Daryl a three-shot win from Lockington’s Mark Lyon and Kevin Humbert who took home the runners-up trophy in a three-way count back from Robin Quinn and Peter Mangan and Rich River’s Richard Caiolfa and Colin Johnson.

Marilyn West and Bev Lyon took out the ladies’ comp with 39 points while Vonnie Morris and Jan Mchale got the better of Helen Armstrong and Alison Keogh in the countback for runner-up with 37 points.

Other trophy winners on the day were Grant Humbert who took the A-grade nearest-the-pin trophies on the 3rd and 12th, Alison Keogh the ladies NTP on the 3rd and Kerry Kreeck who picked the up the nearest the pin trophy on the 15th.

Ed followed up Friday’s round with another blinder on Saturday and a score of 79-10-69

(the best score of the day be it gross or nett) to record a two-shot win from playing partner Mick Coyne who had a round of 84-13-71 on what was a tough day to score well.

Mick was on fire on the par three holes with a hole-in-one on the 3rd, firing his eight iron to a few inches past the flag before watching his ball spin obligingly back into the cup for a rare ace. He backed that up by taking the nearest-the-pin trophy for A-grade on the 12th.

In B-grade Craig Larcombe made it back-toback wins posting a score of 98-21-77 thanks to a red-hot putter that was only required on 27 occasions in a rare three-putt-free round for The Great White Larks.

Gavon Armstrong was just a further shot back and took home the runners-up trophy with a score 97-19-78 as well as the B-grade best gross score ball.

It was a good day for the Armstrong house as Helen’s round of 97-23-74 gave her a comfortabl­e win from Vonnie Morris with 114-31-83 in the ladies’ event.

Ball comp winners were David Collins with nett 75, Graeme Harrison (77) and Pete

Mangan (77).

The B-grade NTP trophies went to Les Hall (3rd) and Gavon Armstrong (12th).

To wind up the day Helen Emery won the Repco Car Care products raffle.

Tuesday’s winner was Peter Blackmore with 39 points from Kevin Bauerle with 38, Ian Scurrah (35) and Daryl Harrison (33).

Blackers (3rd) and Nobby (15th) won the NTP trophies.

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