𝗞𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗡 𝗟𝗮𝗕𝗔𝗥 𝗢𝗡 𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗘- 𝘼𝙉 𝘼𝙈𝘼𝙕𝙄𝙉𝙂 44 𝙋𝙏𝙎
𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 B𝗮𝗰𝗸: Paul Anderson – Mark On – Serge Straeten – Markuu Tynell – Mike Ehlert – Huw Phillips
It’s time to brush the cobwebs from the keyboard as we welcomed, to Khao Kheow, our largest field of players in many months.
On a near perfect golf day, weather wise, twenty three golfers arrived, ready to tackle the C+B combination.
This course was in good condition with well grassed fairways, a rough not too harsh, and good paced and true greens. Even though the greens looked a little patchy, they still played well. The ongoing problems with the tee boxes remains.
The all-in price of 1100 bht is slightly up from last month, but still an excellent price for this really good course.
Having this many players, it was a good chance to bring out the near pins comp again which resulted in a good spread of winners.
𝗡𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝘀: Jamie Booterbaugh (3), Mike Ehlert (8), Petur Petursson (12), Kevin LaBar (17)
When choosing to play from the forward white tees, it was not anticipated the number of big scores, and just how big they would be.
Khao Kheow, even on a dry course is not renowned for giving up big scores but, on this day, if you didn’t have at least 40 points you missed out.
Kevin Labar, after having a fairly lean run recently, left the field in his wake, scoring a massive 44 points to be a clear winner, and his first Green Jacket since another massive 45 points in March this year. When he wins, he wins big.
John Malet DeCarteret, fresh from quarantine, had a score of 38 points in his first game back and has gone three better in his second appearance to take second spot, winning a tight countback on 41 points, relegating Neil Smith, who did very well, to take third place.
Then came two excellent scores of 40 points where consistent Mike Tottenham kept Niall Caven out of fourth place on countback. What a day when 40 points only gets you fifth place!
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐨 𝐊𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐰
1st Place – 𝗞𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝗕𝗮𝗿 (𝟭𝟲) – 𝟰𝟰 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝗗𝗲𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘁 (𝟭𝟰) – 𝟰𝟭 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
3rd Place – 𝗡𝗲𝗶𝗹 𝗦𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗵 (𝟮𝟯) – 𝟰𝟭 𝗽𝘁𝘀
4th Place – 𝗠𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗵𝗮𝗺 (𝟭𝟳) – 𝟰𝟬 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
5th Place – 𝗡𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻 (𝟮𝟰) – 𝟰𝟬 𝗽𝘁𝘀
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) -Martin Patch – 18 pts
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗲 ( non winners) – Huw Phillips – 22 pts c/back
It is great to see so many coming back to Pattaya, and we know some more players on their way here already. Today started to feel a bit like old times.
Now, if only they would let us have a beer!
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Big Winner, 𝐊𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐁𝐚𝐫, with Phil Davies presenting