𝗠𝗜𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗘𝗟 𝗟𝗢𝗛𝗦𝗘 𝗧𝗔𝗠𝗘𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗘 𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗡𝗦
Pattavia Century was presented at it’s very best with well grassed fairways and the greens, although not at that well documented speed, were tricky enough for those tackling them for the first time. Some of those first timers found it hard to watch the ball on a missed downhill putt.
Michael Lohse has only played a couple of rounds since his return to Pattaya and was pretty excited to score 38 points, playing from a handicap of just #4. The greens, it seems, didn’t faze him.
Bryan Barrell is one of the first Australians’ to escape to Pattaya, and played his first game here since March 2020. Ironically, that game was also at Pattavia.
His high handicap is sometimes deceiving, as he has the ability to produce a good score at times, as witnessed by a Green Jacket in an old photo. Today was one of those times and a score of 37 points gave Bryan the second placing.
John Reps is a newcomer to Pattaya and to Links Golf. Playing his first ever round with us, he showed that he is a good player from a handicap of #14. John won all the countbacks on 36 points to take third spot.
Jamie Booterbaugh has been a regular visitor for many years and has already been here for a couple of weeks. His scores are usually consistent enough to have him around the top of the leaderboard. Fourth place today with 36 points.
Chris Walsh, in just his second game back, and fresh from his 41 points last outing, kept that good form going with another 36 points to land the fifth and final spot on the podium.
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐚
1st Place – 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗟𝗼𝗵𝘀𝗲 (𝟰) – 𝟯𝟴 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – 𝗕𝗿𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹 (𝟯𝟯) – 𝟯𝟳 𝗽𝘁𝘀
3rd Place – 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝘀 (𝟭𝟰) – 𝟯𝟲 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
4th Place – 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗯𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵 (𝟭𝟯) – 𝟯𝟲 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
5th Place – 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗵 (𝟮𝟲) – 𝟯𝟲 𝗽𝘁𝘀
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Dave Heyes – 19 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Gerry Burr – 19 pts c/back
It is heartening to witness the sudden turnaround in player numbers, as many have quickly returned to Pattaya as soon as they were able.
After a couple of late scratching’s today, eighteen players took to the fairways at Pattavia. Happily, we already know of more of our golfers coming to back Thailand in the next days and weeks.
Although Pattaya had another of those quick afternoon showers, players at Pattavia stayed dry and our two buses arrived back to Links around 4 pm, ready for presentations.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝐌𝐈𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐄𝐋 𝐋𝐎𝐇𝐒𝐄 escaped before a photo op.
Second Place, 𝐁𝐫𝐲𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥 from an earlier time.