𝗙𝗔𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗖𝗛𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗠𝗔𝗦’ 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗦 𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗢𝗪𝗡 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧
Bryan Barrell loves getting onto a golf course. He’s a hacker like most of us, and is rarely on the leaderboard.
We should be surprised at his score today of 40 points, but we are not, as he already notched up 36 points in his round two days ago.
The question is? Where has this guy, that Phil calls ‘Father Christmas’, finding this wonderful winning form. Doesn’t matter, he is having a purple patch, so he will happily take the presents.
In second place was a player who never seems to play a bad game. Jamie Booterbaugh was right there in contention again with a score of 35 points.
Walter Grossan has not finished more games than he has finished, but this time he showed what he can do by scoring 34 points to take third spot on countback.
Karl Flood is a member at this course, and always joins us when we come here, as well as some other courses. He also had 34 points, but lost the countback to Walter.
John Harrison returned to Thailand after a long absence because of restrictions. He is to play only the one game before heading for the ‘Village’. A first up 33 points got him into fifth place.
Billy Buchanan scored 31 points to win a three way countback at that score, to grab the final spot.
𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙨: Rupert Scho (3), Andrew Purdie (6), George Mueller (13), John Coey (17)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗕𝗿𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹 (𝟯𝟲) – 𝟰𝟬 𝗽𝘁𝘀
2nd Place – Jamie Booterbaugh (11) – 35 pts
3rd Place – Walter Grossan (17) – 34 pts c/back
4th Place – Karl Flood (16) – 34 pts
5th Place – John Harrison (11) – 33 pts
6th Place – Billy Buchanan (18) – 31 c/back x 3
𝑩𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒆 ( non winners) – Greg Smith – 17 pts
𝑩𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑩𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒆 ( non winners) – Young Min K0 – 20 pts
At our last round here, in March, the Green Jacket winner scored 38 points from #35 handicap. Bryan won today from a #36 handicap, and on both occasions from the longer white tees.
A good course for high handicaps?
With Songkran holidays happening, the course was very busy and we were behind the usual group we find here on Friday’s.
Consequently, it was a slower round than we are used to.
At one point, the Par 3, sixth, we had our first three groups all waiting to use that tee. This is something not seen for a long time.
𝑷𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐: Winner, 𝐁𝐫𝐲𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥