𝐀 𝐋𝐀𝐒𝐓 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐔𝐓𝐄 𝐋𝐔𝐍𝐆𝐄 𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐒 𝐈𝐓 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐄𝐇𝐋𝐄𝐑𝐓
As the scores came in from our 54 players, it was becoming obvious that the course was in big point scoring condition.
At last, it appeared that Lawrie McBride, with the clubhouse leading score of 42 points, might finally kick the ‘bridesmaid’ tag.
But then, as the second last card was presented, it was Mike Ehlert with the same score of 42 points.
The ensuing countback was won by Mike with the better back nine, to once again relegate Lawrie to ‘you know where’ in a tight finish for ‘A’ flight.
But Lawrie is a smiling man and took the result with good humour, even knowing his handicap probably will come down again.
Nigel Henson returned again following his 44 points haul last month to post another 39 points here, to take third spot on countback.
Paul Smith, in a rare visit to Links, also had 39 points, from his handicap of #4, to again be in the placings.
Paul Gill has had his handicap blow out a couple of shots and took advantage of that with a score of 37 points to win a countback over playing partner, Russell Exley.
Andy Kelleher had 37 points also, but lost all the countbacks.
A long time out of the top places, Dave Arataki found that something extra to win the ‘B’ flight with an excellent 39 points.
Dave Clewley, back for his first game after a short stint in the U.K, went well fresh to score 38 points for second spot.
Walter Baechli has found some good form recently and 37 points today showed that to advantage. Walter took third place.
Gordon Laviolette put into practice the advice he had received from a buddy and did a great job to score 36 points for fourth.
Keith Griffith is Dave Clewley’s travelling buddy and he too has quickly found his feet with a score of 35 points to win a countback over Tommy Pearson.
𝗡𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝘀: Andy Kelleher, Derek Hutcheson, Marc Brunnner (x2)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐋𝐚𝐞𝐦 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐠…..𝐀. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟎-𝟏𝟓)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗠𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗘𝗵𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁 (𝟭𝟮) – 𝟰𝟮 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗮𝗰𝗸
2nd Place – Lawrie McBride (13) – 42 pts
3rd Place – Nigel Henson (12) – 39 pts c/back
4th Place – Paul Smith (4) – 39 pts
5th Place – Paul Gill (15) – 37 pts c/back
6th Place – Russell Exley (10) – 37 pts c/back
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐋𝐚𝐞𝐦 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐠…..𝐁. 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭…(𝟏𝟔+)
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗶 (𝟮𝟱) – 𝟯𝟵 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Dave Clewley (20) – 38 pts
3rd Place – Walter Baechli (21) – 37 pts c/back
4th Place – Gordon Laviolette (27) – 36 pts
5th Place – Keith Griffith (19) – 35 pts c/back
6th Place – Tommy Pearson (22) – 35 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Livio Marrone – 22 pts c/back
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Steve Moxey – 19 pts
There was some indecision by the starter about giving us a two tee start, having such a large group. Much discussion eventually had four groups start on the ‘B’ nine and the other ten groups from the ‘A’ nine. Sort of two tee.
There was a very dark cloud about for the tee off but, apart from a brief, light shower later in the round, the day stayed dry.
𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼: Winner, 𝐌𝐈𝐊𝐄 𝐄𝐇𝐋𝐄𝐑𝐓