Good fields and scores

Port Lincoln golf

Saturday May 13

Sixty-five men and 15 women hit off in a stableford competition, sponsored by Slape Crash Repairs, including visitors from Roxby Downs, Whyalla, Thaxted Park and Hamilton Golf Clubs, plus the quarter-finalists in the handicap match play Fulwood Cup.

In the daily competitions, Roger Forrest won A grade with 40 points from Adam Hage on 39.

B grade went to Luke Murray on 39 from Dean Weatherspoon 37 and the C grade winner was Steve Sykes 37 from Todd George 36.

Rundown awards went to Juri Berzins, Jeff Tiller and Clint Scharfe on 36 and Chris Baird, Simon Bell, Stuart Pobke and Grant Woods on 35 points.

The women’s sectional winner was Deb Sykes on 38 from Adie Fraser 35.

Nearest the pin (NTP) winners were Brad Bobridge, Joe Anderson, Simon Bell, Adam Hage, Brock Wise, Chris Baird and (welcome back) Cliff Taylor.

Birdies came from Roger Forrest, Adam Hage, Mick Hegarty, Flick Daniells and Cynthia Thompson.

Evergreen golfer Jack Gibbes turned 88 on the day.

In the Fulwood Cup, Ross Sharrad defeated Dan Townsend 3/3, Shaun Thomas won on forfeit, Paul Polkinghorne did not lose a hole to defeat Anthony Manual 10/8, Glen Dunning defeated Ben Hussey 8/5, Jason Verhees narrowly won over Jayden Lloyd one up, Rex Martin defeated Geoff DeLongville with the same close score, Brenton Lees defeated Guy Bagshaw 5/4 and John Stryscharski defeated Ray Glendenning three up with one to play.

Semi-finals are due to be played this coming Saturday, from 10 am. 

With one round of their club championships left to play, Helen George leads Liz Weatherspooon by 11 strokes, Adie Fraser with 206 has a nine-stroke buffer on Ellie Hyde and Elaine Thring is well ahead of Sue Bishop.

Thursday, May 11

Twenty-three ladies had a perfect Autumn day to play a stroke competition and the second round of their club championships. The daily sponsor was the Pier Hotel.

In the daily competition, Liz Weatherspoon shot 88/69 to win from Helen George with 86/75; both broke their handicaps as a result.

Jo Higgins won the nine-hole event.

Helen George birdied the fifth and 11th hole and Heather Darley birdied the 18th and Val Sharrad birdied the sixth hole.

Liz Weatherspoon was NTP on the 18th hole.

With one round of their club championships left to play, Helen George leads Liz Weatherspooon by 11 strokes, Adie Fraser with 206 has a nine-stroke buffer on Ellie Hyde and Elaine Thring is well ahead of Sue Bishop.

Wednesday, May 9

A perfect day for golf was not reflected in the scores posted in the men’s mid-week stableford competition, sponsored by Port Lincoln Real Estate.

There were 54 players, including one from Coffin Bay.

Tyson Dodd posted the best score on the day with one under par and recorded 41 points in A grade, from Roger Forrest with 39.

Kym Clarke won B grade with 35 points on a count-back from Mark Cooper and steady Kevin Reidy was the C grade winner with 39 points from Dave Bellchambers on 37.

Rundown ball winners across all grades were Brian Henson, 39, from Robert Fox, 37, Dan Townsend 36, and Tom Dawson 35.

NTP winners were Rick Kolega, Greg Bawden, Tyson Dodd (twice) and Rex Bichard, with birdies from Roger Forrest, Greg Bawden and Rex Bichard. 

Sunday, May 7

A good field of 22 players hit off in the Sunday stableford event.

Mike Freeman won the men’s section with 38 points from Chris Baird, who counted out Dean Weatherspoon with 36.

Helen George won the ladies’ division with 34.

Upcoming events

The local men’s open will be played this Sunday and players are asked to nominate no later than Wednesday to ensure a game.

The final day of the Ladies’ Winter Club Championships will be played this coming Thursday, followed by presentations and a pooled lunch after play.

The following week will be busy for the ladies as well; quite a few are travelling to Streaky Bay for their Foursomes Championships on Wednesday, May 24, returning home for a combined 130th birthday party the following day – Adie Fraser will be 70 and Carolyn Cocks will be 60.

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