LATE ENTRY TAKES HOME THE BACON
Glen Elsworth is a busy man and decided that he had time to get a game of golf in so, since we had a spare slot when another player cancelled, it turned out a good decision by Glen to be a late entry.
He is a steady golfer, although his scores have been nothing to get excited about since his 43 points last December.
Today, with a score of 39 points and, in a head to head battle with Eammon Moran, he has won the countback to nab the top spot.
Eammon was playing his first game in Thailand since Nov.2019 and obviously arrived in good form. A first up score of 39 points landed him in second place.
Banjo Bannister went missing from Links for a period but is back with us. He is also a steady type player but has stepped that up a bit here with a strong 38 points to be in third place.
Banjo must like this course as, at his last outing here, he had the same total of 38 points.
Wednesday’s winner, John Reps, was in the mix again with a handy 36 points for the fourth place.
Dave Arataki is putting some good scores together and grabbed fifth place with 36 points after losing the countback against John.
𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙨: Toby Glass (4), Banjo Bannister (7), Peter Kelly (13), Simon Niven (17)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐚
1𝙨𝙩 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 – 𝙂𝙡𝙚𝙣 𝙀𝙡𝙨𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝 (13) – 39 𝙥𝙩𝙨 𝙘/𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠
2nd Place – Eamonn Moran (28) – 39 pts
3rd Place – Banjo Bannister (17) – 38 pts
4th Place – John Reps (12) – 36 pts
5th Place Dave Arataki (24) – 35 pts c/back
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Nick Aubin – 19 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – George Mueller – 19 pts
The general consensus with players was that the course was in top condition, but that is not unusual as that is almost always the case here. Although some greens had had some minor repairs and were lightly sanded, they still played truly and with the renowned pace, especially downhill.
Depending on which part of the world you come from, the weather was very hot and tiring, or quite warm with the odd breeze to make it comfortable.
No silly stuff today, but Pat Treacy wore the ‘wig’ for the first time after a not so good score.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐 𝑴𝒂𝒊𝒏: Winner, 𝐆𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐄𝐥𝐬𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 (R) with Pat Treacy wearing the ‘wig’ (L)