Hole in one for Townsend

GOLF: Wednesday Whistlers Lindsay Gordon, Peter Kenny and Ross Sharrad.
GOLF: Wednesday Whistlers Lindsay Gordon, Peter Kenny and Ross Sharrad.

Saturday, July 7

Seventy-three men, a visitor from Blackwood golf club, and nine women played a stroke competition, sponsored by Leader Distributors.

It was also the first qualifying round of the Men’s Club Championships.

Mike Freeman won A grade with net 71 on a count-back from Josh Hausler.

Rick Kolega on 70 claimed B grade from Chris Baird on 71. In C grade, Gerry Hemming returned to golf after several months with 69 – the score of the day – from Kevin Reidy 71.

Run-down awards went to Jason Verhees 71, Adam Sullivan, Andrew Tiller, Andrew Puglisi and Brenton Lees 72, Huey Rosalia 73.

In the ladies’ division, Carolyn Cocks won with 83/69, runner-up was Liz Weatherspoon 75.

The rest will lick their wounds and look forward to their next round!

Thursday, July 5

Eighteen women played a par competition, sponsored by the Fresh Fish Place and Initial Reaction.

Fresh from her trip to the UK with her son Jack to play in the British Amateur Championships, Cynthia Thompson counted out Sue Bishop to win the day with two down.

Run-down awards went to Ellis Hyde, -2 and Liz Weatherspoon -3, and Deb Sykes won the nine-hole event.

The Laurel Wreath, a state event involving handicap match play over the year, has reached the local final.

Cynthia Thompson defeated Jinny Hussey 2/1 and Adie Fraser defeated Liz Weatherspoon on the last hole. The two winners will now play off in the club final.

Wednesday, July 4

Tradelink sponsored the men’s mid-week stableford, with visitors from Grange and Coffin Bay Golf Clubs.

Tyson Dodd won A grade with 37 points from Dan Townsend 36. Bill Healey hit the pin three times during his round to finish with 38 from Brenton George on 37.

The score of the day came from Ross Sharrad with 39 in C grade, using his extra handicap to overcome his playing partner Peter Kenny on the last hole by that solitary stroke.

Run-down awards went to Lindsay Gordon and Alf Pretty on 37 and Brian Slape and Wes Wareing on 36.

Monday, July 2

There was a three-way count-back in the men’s division of 17 players; Danny Gordon, Trevor Durdin and John Hussey had 36 stableford points and finished in that order.

Adie Fraser won the ladies’ section with 36, from Liz Weatherspoon on 35.

Sunday, July 1

The Sunday Stableford competition attracted 16 players.

Dave Wallace won with 39 from Steve Thomson on 35; Brock Wise and Tony Mallard filled the minor placings on 34, the same score as the ladies winner, Liz Weatherspoon.