Pair blitzes field at Hill Top

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Bob Hunter be­gan his round with four pars and a bo­gey as he and his part­ner Gra­ham Smith blitzed the field to win the four­ball stroke event which was also the qual­i­fy­ing round for the Sum­mer Cup Knock­out.

Smith parred the ninth hole and was on the card seven times but it was Hunter who did the most dam­age as they brought in a nett 59 to win by four shots.

An­thony Devine and Glenn New­ton were run­ners-up with 63 on a count back from Bruce Gross and Joe De Ieso, while balls down­the-line went to Mark Jenk­ins and Dy­lan Burls 64, Barry Wil­liams and Tom McConchie 64, Ge­off Coola­han and Les Na­tion 65, Lau­rie Casey and Fred McMa­hon 65 and Brad Deane and Si­mon Rus­sell 66 on count back from five other pairs.

Lou Vil­lani won near­est-the-pin on the third hole which is spon­sored by Lewis Homes, Steve Haigh won on the sixth (Tatura Post Of­fice), Ange Serra won on the 14th and Matt Miller who turned 18 last week won near­est­the-pin and the jackpot on the ninth hole.

The Jef­fers fam­ily dom­i­nated the women’s com­pe­ti­tion with Sharon win­ning the day with 39 points off a 28 hand­i­cap while daugh­ter Bec was run­ner-up with 38 off a 21 hand­i­cap.

Sharon then won near­est-thepin on the ninth hole and Bec won on the sixth with Bev Roberts suc­cess­ful on the third and Sue Turn­bull win­ning on the 14th.

Sue Turn­bull won a ball for her 37 points as did Josie De Ieso for her 36 on a count back from Bev Roberts and Lyn Flett.

Or­der of merit

John Keller is the lucky re­cip­i­ent of a $40 voucher from Tatura Fam­ily Butcher by win­ning the Oc­to­ber Or­der of Merit with an av­er­age Satur­day round of 39 stable­ford points, just 0.25 ahead of Bruce Gross and 1.75 ahead of third-placed James Ib­bot­son.

Sh­eryl Cur­ran was best for the women with an av­er­age of 34 while Yvonne Kart­ner was run­ner-up with 35.

GMGA Cham­pion of

Cham­pi­ons

Matt Miller of Hill Top added an­other win to the grow­ing list on his CV when he de­feated a classy field at Shep­par­ton on Sun­day.

Miller shot a five-un­der to­tal of 67 to de­feat Ni­cholas Giles from Co­bram-Ba­rooga by one shot with An­drew Storer from Nu­murkah in third place a fur­ther three shots be­hind.

With VCE now be­hind him, we wait to see just how far Miller can take his golf game.

Mid-week

Trevor Allen won Tues­day’s stroke com­pe­ti­tion with 83-17-66 on a count back from Jeff Baker who flew around the front nine in 38 but stum­bled on the back with a 50.

Les Na­tion had 67, Lou Vil­lani won a ball for his 69 on a count back and Michael Downs won near­est-the-pin.

Frank Hill’s tee-shot on the ninth was his last for the day on Thurs­day but it was enough to win him near­est-the-pin and the stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion with 38 points on a count back from David Corn­wall.

He sank the putt for a birdie and 20 points on that nine but his 18 on the back nine was still enough for him to win on a count back.

RolfWe­ber from Mooroopna was third with 37 points along with Steve Haigh while Barry Den­nis had 36 and Ian El­ders 35.

Twi­light

A won­der­ful field of 70 golfers headed out on Thurs­day af­ter­noon as this event, spon­sored by Mat Lan­g­ley Elec­tri­cians, con­tin­ues to flour­ish.

Corey Mal­lon won the day with 24.5, Ja­son Jones won near­est-thepin, and con­so­la­tion balls went to Bec Jef­fers 25.5, Lou Vil­lani 27.5, Bren­dan Calder 28, Charles Law­son and T. Hicks 28.5, Tom McCormick, JodyWeb­ber and Ash­leigh Blake 29, LesWalsh 29.5, Gail Woot­ton and Michael Downs 30, Scott Carter and Scott Lye 30.5.

Golf’s a funny game

They stood at the al­tar, wait­ing to be mar­ried.

The bride-to-be looked down and saw a set of golf clubs be­side the groom’s feet.

‘‘What on earth are you do­ing with those golf clubs?’’ she whis­pered.

‘‘Well,’’ he said, ‘‘this won’t take all af­ter­noon, will it?’’

Con­grat­u­la­tions: Satur­day’s four-ball win­ners Bob Hunter and Gra­ham Smith.

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