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The last Saturday of the month is usually a teams event for golfers at Stanthorpe, this time a 2 person ambrose event which was a fund raising day in favour of Glen Aplin State School. Both the staff and the parental body of the school are congratulated for the work and organisation they put in to make the day successful.

They arranged for the trophies on the day, prizes for the raffle of the day and manning the bbq for a much appreciated burger during the afternoon. Not only parents and staff of the school turned up but also a number of students of the school who helped out during the day. A final figure of the fund raiser is not available but the day was very successful.

Both members and social players were invited to play on the day and the team of Tod Beckett and Anthony Marino returned the best score of the day, a nett 64. Their front and back nines were played to par, a couple of bogies offset with an equal number of birdies.

Close on their heels was the father son team of Ben and Hamish Adam who were a mere fraction of a shot away for runner up. Three teams featured also in the runner up category with Len Leigh and Chris Binge, Josh Anderson and David St John and Brad Silver and Filomena Silver being rewarded.

All in pin shots were claimed by Len Leigh at 3, Andy Burgess at 12 and Matt Burgess at 17. Final prizes for the run down wet to Max Smith and Gary Kirby, Greg Fraser and Eric Ree and Richard Reardon and Lynette Ludlow. Good to see a couple of mixed teams in the prize winning list.

The finale of the day was the raffle for the day, prizes being sourced by the Glen Aplin group, and the auction of a Brisbane Lions football jersey signed by their successful captain at the time, Michael Voss. The best bid was from Brendan McMillan and we wonder if he wears it at the next game. Most likely it will be up on the wall at home seeing it was so well framed.

Back to the usual programme next Saturday, the first Saturday in the month of March, the monthly medal and putting competition. Sponsor for the day is half of the ambrose winnint team, Tod Beckett. The day is also the first of three rounds played for the Pike Trophy. In this event, players can play three rounds, but select the best two rounds for their final score. Handicaps will be fixed for the three rounds but club handicaps apply for each of the day’s events.

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