𝑲𝑬𝑰𝑻𝑯 𝑮𝑹𝑰𝑭𝑭𝑰𝑻𝑯 𝑩𝑬𝑨𝑻𝑺 𝑻𝑯𝑼𝑵𝑫𝑬𝑹 𝑨𝑵𝑫 𝑹𝑨𝑰𝑵
Since the rains returned, recently, we have told of many days with dark, threatening skies, but having escaped getting wet.
It had to happen eventually, and today at Pattavia was the day. The heavens opened up and kept players sheltering for at least an hour, waiting for it to clear.
However, not all waited, and 19 of the 35 players decided to abandon ship and head for drier places.
Originally, we were to have two flights, but with just 16 players left standing, changed to one flight with 7 places.
Even on a perfect day, and always a course in very good condition, scoring is not that easy so, with 41 points, Keith Griffith has played an excellent round to beat the weather and the rest.
Dave Heyes has been finding some form recently and his 36 points is also well up there with his best, to take second place.
Richard Dobson is having a purple patch this trip and was in the mix again, this time a solid 35 points got him third spot.
Four days ago, Bob Paine scored 41 points and finished third. He has kept that form to score 34 points here for fourth place.
Huw Phillips has been consistent and, even though it was only 31 points, it was good enough for a place on the podium again.
Niall Caven, playing his final game before returning to the U.K was more than pleased with his 30 points under the circumstances, plus a bonus near pin.
Andy Kelleher also scored 30 points, beaten into seventh place on countback, and he also had a near pin.
Wayne Peppernell played only nine holes before the rain came, but 19 points on the nine he did play got him a ‘best front nine’.
𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙨: Karl Flood, Andy Kelleher, Niall Caven
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐚
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗞𝗲𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗚𝗿𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝘁𝗵 (𝟭𝟵) – 𝟰𝟭 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Dave Heyes (14) – 36 pts
3rd Place – Richard Dobson (32) – 35 pts
4th Place – Bob Paine (20) – 34 pts
5th Place – Huw Phillips (10) – 31 pts
6th Place – Niall Caven (23) – 30 pts c/back
7th Place – Andy Kelleher (11) – 30 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Wayne Peppernell – 19 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Greg Smith – 17 pts
It is that time of the year and, even though washouts are fairly rare, there is always the chance of it happening. That’s golf in the tropics, but we love it.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner in the rain, 𝐊𝐄𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐆𝐑𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐓𝐇