Cup win­ner’s con­sis­tency a high­light

Pilbara News - - Sport - Fiona Kins­man

Kar­ratha Golf Club topped off a fun-filled year of Sun­day scroungers with the fi­nal round of the in­au­gu­ral Sum­mer Cup 2018, com­bin­ing a nine-hole shoot out, dou­ble nov­el­ties prizes, and a se­cret Santa to boot.

An­other record num­ber turned out to play in hor­rific con­di­tions, with high winds im­ped­ing play.

De­spite this, sea­soned KGC golfer Vaughan Smith played a par round, scor­ing a gross of 36 to win the day’s open.

Kim May won the scroungers event and also col­lected the Kitty for the day, com­ing home with 23 Stable­ford points, fol­lowed by Ron Gil­lies on 21 and Pat Hinch­cliffe with 20 points.

Spec­u­la­tion abounded about who would win the in­au­gu­ral Sum­mer Cup for 2018, with a num­ber of play­ers in con­tention.

The cup ran over 11 weeks with the best six scores to­talled for the over­all win, and the top 10 an­nounced each week once qual­i­fied by play­ing six rounds.

Com­ing in third was Martin “Fish” Smith with 121, while sec­ond went to Kathy Couzens with 124.

The over­all win­ner, a novice to golf this year, and scor­ing a fan­tas­tic 127 points across six games, was Su­patta Shaw.

De­spite a dis­ap­point­ing round to­day in poor con­di­tions, she had played so con­sis­tently well across the 11 weeks that her score held out, and she took home the $500 prize money and set a new high av­er­age of 21.17 points.

Sun­day scroungers em­bod­ies the spirit of golf, good com­pany, happy faces, a com­mon bond and warm mem­o­ries

Sum­mer Cup two will start on Sun­day, Jan­uary 20.

Pic­ture: Fiona Kins­man

Dar­ren Beier with win­ner Su­patta Shaw.

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