Men’s Tuesday, October 23 Peter O’Halloran had the score of the day with a brilliant 46 stableford points to win C grade easily.
Shane Mills took the major B grade prize and vice-captain Jock Watson pipped the in-form Steve Presser for a win in A grade.
One hundred and sixty seven played on the east course, with 38 points on a countback winning a voucher.
A grade: 1st: Jock Watson (42), 2nd: Steve Presser (41), 3rd: Robin Quinn (38).
B grade: 1st: Shane Mills (43), 2nd: Noel Wallace (40), 3rd: Gordon Jasch (40).
C grade: 1st: Peter O’Halloran (46), 2nd: Nev Toohey (42), 3rd: Colin Fanning (40).
NTPs: 3rd – Peter Hoskin, Stan Berry & Don Bennett. 8th – Mick Mahady, Brian Sharp & Terry O’Burtill. 13th – Mick Mahady, Gary Edwards & Nev Toohey. 16th – Wayne Campbell, Michael Davidson & Barry Devlin. Eagle: 11th – Andrew Beaumont. Super-pin: Wayne Campbell ($124). Thursday, October 25 A two person ambrose tested friendships on Thursday, but Marcus Kenna and Trevor Hay rose to the challenge to win by over a shot.
A huge field of 186 golfers played the east course with nett 65.5 winning a voucher.
A grade: 1st: Marcus Kenna & Trevor Hay (61.5), 2nd: Ian Doak & Rodney Woodman (62.25), 3rd: Michael Tyndall & James Dalton (62.5).
NTPs: 3rd – Brad Davey, Gary Canning & Len Adams. 8th – Dean Bruns, David Edwards & Gary Wood. 13th – John Bedford, David Whytcross & Dean Zadow. 16th – Neville Speight, David Long & John King. Eagle: 11th – Craig Maconachie. Super-pin: David Long ($149). Saturday, October 27 Roman Lewandowski and Terry Cargill fought out C grade with two great scores in the stableford event.
Graham Hodgson won B grade on a countback from Tristan Nevin and John Main took the A grade honours.
One hundred and seventy three played the east course, with 35 points, on a countback, winning a voucher.
A grade: 1st: John Main (37), 2nd: Lee McCullagh (36), 3rd: Graham Peat (36).
B grade: 1st: Graham Hodgson (40), 2nd: Tristan Nevin (40), 3rd: Chris Smith (39).
C grade: 1st: Roman Lewandowski (44), 2nd: Terry Cargill (43), 3rd: Alan Curtis (39).
NTPs: 3rd – Rory Priddle, Graeme Lidgerwood & Garry Jones. 8th – Mick Mahady, Tyson McCoomb & Glynn Davies 13th – Bill Bayles, Chris Smith & Bill Brodribb. 16th – Andrew Nicholls, Graham Hodgson & Andrew Marr. Super-pin: Andrew Nicholls ($157). Club Championships The last round saw a close battle in A grade with David Pearson holding off the fast finishing Steve Levy to claim victory by two shots.
On the back nine Blair Christie and Dean Jacobs were also in the lead at various times, with a chance to win.
In B grade Bill Bayles won a two-hole playoff against Austin Baker after picking up three shots over the course of the day.
Brian Suffolk led from the first round in C grade to be a runaway winner by nine shots. John Clancy claimed second place. Bill Brodribb won the D grade event by eight shots with Tony Ciavarella a gallant runner-up.
Craig Healey won the senior championship by six shots from Bill Bayles, and Blair Christie won the junior event by 11 shots from Cooper Gentle. Women’s Wednesday, October 31 On Wednesday 81 ladies played a par round on the east course.
Winner in A grade with plus two was Josie Kirkman, on a countback from Cheryl Ashworth.
B grade winner, with a magnificent plus five, was Marie Collins and in C grade Lyn Newton took the honours with plus four. The rundown went to square. Nearest the pins were A grade Lyn James; B grade Jenny Kirkpatrick. Second shot on the 13th went to Susan Hull while Marg Young claimed the super pin on the eighth. Saturday, October 27 A stableford round was played on the east on Saturday with 37 women competing.
Vicki Shipp had the fine winning score of 38 points.
Second on a countback with 35 points was Karen Evans.
Deb Morden was third (35). The run down went to 32. Lyn James won the super pin on the 8th. Nearest the Pins on the 16th: division 1 — Lyn Kingston, division 2 — Doss Dinsdale. Monday, October 29 Glorious spring weather greeted the 35 players who completed a nine hole stableford round on the east course on Monday.
Division 1: 1st: Marie Collins (19), 2nd: Leonie Dunne (18).
Division 2: 1st: Trish Williams (18), 2nd: Jennifer Halloran (18). The rundown went to 16 points. Nearest the Pin: Raylene Knight.
Men’s A: 1st: B. Scott (47-11-36), 2nd: A. Schultz (48-11-37),
Women’s A: 1st: L. Alchin (49-12-37), 2nd: J. Kirkman (48-8-40).
Men’s B: 1st: L. Grange (48-17-31), 2nd: D. Jackman (50-16-34). Women’s B: 1st: J. Morrison (56-19-37). Men’s NTPs: 4th - D. Lavery, 6th - A. Schultz. Men’s Straightest Drive: M. Quinlan. Women’s Straightest Drive: P. Reyment.
Goulburn Murray Golf
Six Goulburn Murray Golf Association players have qualified for the state finals of Play 9 at Royal Melbourne on November 4.
In one of the largest club golf involvements in Australia three men and three women will represent the GMGA for a chance to play at the Australian Open.
The Play 9 event is a nine hole competition starting at individual clubs with the winners and runners-up for both men and women qualifying for the district final from which the three top players of each gender qualify for the state final at Royal Melbourne. From there the top three men and women join the top three from all the other states for the Australian Championships held in conjunction with the Australian Open in Sydney in November.
The GMGA final was held on a well presented course at Hill Top, Tatura on October 28.
At presentations GMGA President David Roberts congratulated all the participants and successful players and added the association is thankful to all clubs who conducted Play 9 events and extremely pleased with the involvement, which culminated in the largest district final in the state.
A true indication of the cooperation participating clubs and players of the district.
Golf Australia regional officer Megan Carr announced the successful players while GMGA president and treasurer Alex Howson assisted with presentations.
Those going to Royal Melbourne next week, for the women, are gold medal winner Heather Frostick (21 points) from Nathalia Golf Club, silver Rhonda Rettke (20) Cobram-Barooga, and Bronze Helen Emery (19) Kyabram Valley View.
The successful men to present GMGA are, in order, winner Mark Corrigan (20) CobramBarooga, Freddy Barton (19) also from CobramBarooga and Simon Doherty (18) from Merrigum.
The GMGA wish all representative players the best of luck for the state final.
The next GMGA event is the district Champion of Champions to be played at Shepparton on Sunday, November 18. of
CHAMPIONSHIP QUALITY: David Pearson stands on the 18th green, the scene of his triumph in the Rich River club championship.