Stanthorpe golfers played a stroke event on their first Saturday competition for the new month of May, the day sponsored by club members, Kay Webb, Margie Locke and Lorraine Evans and they are thanked for putting on the trophies for the day. As an added bonus on the day, it was also the first round of the club’s single championships. With three divisions in both men’s and ladies sections, plenty of interest in the first round of hopeful contenders.
Some good rounds with others not so good, but another three rounds for all players to improve their positions. Interesting to see which players see out all four rounds of the event. A few players have put themselves in a good position but plenty of time for all to see who will be serious contenders come the final round in a few weeks time.
For the individual stroke event on the day, Brad Silver had an excellent round, playing off an 11 handicap, his gross score of 79 gave him a nett 68 to win the men’s side of the day. One shot back on nett 70 was Matt Waterworth claiming runner up spot. His score for the day of 73 off the stick puts him in a strong position for the championships.
The ladies needed the countback to find a winner as both Lisa Stuart and Lorraine Evans returned nett 74 on the day. Lisa was the lucky recipient of the countback leaving Lorraine to take the runner up place.
Men’s pin shots were shared around, John Green taking 3, Hamish Adam at 12 and Ron Batterham at 17. No takers for the ladies at 3 and Nikki Waterworth collected the rest, best at 12 and 17 for the ladies. Trevor Wren had closest pro-pin at 1/10, Matt Leigh successful at 5/14 and Brad Silver claiming 9/18. Birdies nest at 7 was unclaimed.
In the run down, scores of nett 73 and better were rewarded for the men and nett 76 successful for the ladies.
Next Saturday, May 13, will be a stroke event, the second round of the club championships. To add a bit of interest, the day is also the monthly medal for the month of May, another chance for players to qualify for the Medal of Medallists in November. Sponsors for the day are club members, Mark and Racheal Hendry. Players are reminded that we are now starting at the earlier Winter time spot of 11.00 am. The time sheet for the day is on the board at the club.