Seymour Telegraph

Junior golfers manage to get in a round of club championsh­ips

- Avenel

After a wild few days around the region, we got some good weather on Saturday morning and decided to proceed with round three of the junior six-hole club championsh­ips.

After losing the countback last week, it was Max Harding’s turn this week, pipping Lachy O’Brien in a countback for the stroke event. Frankie Eagles continued her good form to finish third in the scratch and sank a 4.3-metre putt to earn the Bank Street Wood Fired Pizza and Gardens voucher.

After a blinding start to his round, Rayden Hannigan overcame a wobble on the last hole to win the handicap prize. Abbey Eagles put in another fantastic performanc­e to come in second with Kevin Traynor finishing in third place.

The final round is scheduled for next week (weather permitting) and it’s pretty close in both the scratch and handicap events, with Lachy leading Max by three in the scratch and Abby Eagles holding a two-shot lead over Rayden and Lachy in the handicap. Good luck to all players.

On Friday afternoon, a few golfers headed out for a distractio­n from the events unfolding around the district. It was great to see the three Murrays along for golf on both days and they will have handicaps in no time.

Jed took out the Friday nine-hole competitio­n with 14 points. Runner up was Campbell with 13 on a countback from Tim Batten.

Saturday was Batten’s chance to shine and his 31 was enough to see him win by two points from Mark Hannigan, and Dale Smith got a ball. Nearest-the-pin on 14 was Kevin Fiorini and the drive-and-pitch on 17 went to Smith.

The meat tray sponsored by Avenel Meats was won by Steve Ryan.

It’s incredible how well the course has held up given the weather.

Hopefully they have the forecast wrong and we’ll have golf on again this week with a district returning to some sort of normality.

Don’t forget the presentati­on evening will follow straight after golf on Saturday. It is an informal evening with the club providing a barbecue and members are asked to please bring a salad to share.

An indication of numbers to Lyn or Jared would be most helpful for catering purposes.

Also, the Calcutta is fast approachin­g and after a two-year hiatus we’re hoping for a great turnout. It has been a difficult time for many people, so perhaps a fun night out will be just what the doctor ordered.

Doors open at 6pm on Monday, October 31. The bar will be well stocked and a cold buffet tea available for $10 per person — you won’t get better than that.

The Calcutta kicks off at 7.30pm with the evergreen Bill Shelton as emcee, auctioneer and storytelle­r extraordin­aire.

Bookings are essential and can be made with Alex Smith on 0488 127 747 or by emailing the club at avenelgolf­ as soon as possible as tables are limited.

In the meantime, good golfing to everyone.

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