Higgins the early leader for par trophy

Eleven members turned up for the second round of the Tumby Auto Electrical Services trophy par event.

The weather turned it on again and the unwatered fairways are slowly turning a lush green thanks to the recent rain.

Andrew Higgins also turned it on walking away with the major prize and three novelties.

Higgins is the early leader in this competition after backing up his first-round score of +3 with a +2 in the second round.

However, there are still two rounds left to play so the competition could be anyone’s. 

Higgns also won all three nearest the pins (NTP), the Bawdens Rural Supplies NTP on the fourth, Trezise and Sons NTP on the 11th and the Pothole Puzzler on the third.

Paul ‘The Anchorman’ Mitchell claimed the Butler Builders longest drive on the seventh with one of his straightest drives of the day.

Peter Sharland was second best on the day but only by one as he came back to the clubhouse with +1.

The extra ball went to Will Stratford on a count back from Peter Swaffer who both came in off the course even.

Darrell Stratford claimed the eagles nest with a brilliant effort on the first hole of the day to gather about twenty golf balls as his prize.

Higgins and Mitchell sunk a couple of massive putts and Peter Couper chipped in for par just to keep them honest.

Business will be back to normal next week after the showdown.

It is a stroke event consisting of round two of the Butler Builders trophy and the putting trophy.

Tee-off will be at 12.30pm.

Upcoming events

The club’s open championship will be played on Sunday, July 16 at 10.30am for an 11am tee-off.

The competition will include men’s A, B and C grades and a ladies competition.

SMS entries 0428 125 961.