Wind no barrier to Tumby Bay Open win for Stratford

Tumby Bay golf

HORRENDOUS conditions kept the punters away with roughly 30 brave souls turning up for the Tumby Bay Open.

The wind was unrelenting and almost cyclonic but the rain held off for the most part.

Home grown youngster Will Stratford was the big winner taking out the A grade with a 71/67 - an outstanding score with the weather the way it was.

Ben Abley had to settle for the runner-up possie but also had a great round coming into the clubhouse with 73/66.

Darren Arnold was the net winner with 74/68 beating Greg Cook from Cleve who came in with 76/70. Arnold also won the longest drive and even won the raffle!

Michael Claxton from Cleve was the B grade winner with 83/67 beating Peter Moos from Cummins with 84/71.

Claxton played clever golf keeping his shots low and out of the wind making most fairways his own.

David Dunn was the net winner with 89/70 edging out Michael Heath who had 86/72.

Home grown youngster Will Stratford was the big winner taking out the A grade with a 71/67 - an outstanding score with the weather the way it was.

Andrew Higgins won the longest drive and Jarrod Prime from Port Neill won the nearest to pin (NTP).

Chris Roberts from Streaky Bay took out the C grade with 88/67 beating local Graham Pollard who managed 98/71.

Haydn O’Brien from Port Neill was the net winner with 102/74 beating Danny Whiteman who had 108/81. O’Brien also won the C grade NTP.

The ladies was won by Lesley Zwar from Cleve with 93/79 knocking off local lass Brenda Heath who had 97/82.

Net winner was Kaylene Cave, who also won the longest drive, she ended up with 101/80. Suzanne Cave was runner-up with 115/84.

Despite the weather spirits were high and it was good to see players from Streaky Bay, Cleve, Kimba, Cummins and Port Neill.

Congratulations to Clint Lawrie who won the Tumby Auto Electrical Services par trophy with a +11 just beating Greg Wilton who had +10.

Normal services resume next week with the second round of the Harry’s Painting Trophy which is a stableford.