Tee Time:All Day
Tight Call as Masa Wins on Countback
On Friday, 24th August the Pattaya Links Golf Society travelled to Eastern Star for another tough test of golf on the course which was in fine condition despite recent rains. Fairways were dry, with some run and the formerly much-maligned greens were running true and with some pace. Bunkers were well tended and the rough was its challenging best. Add to the mix the “OB Left and water right” equation and the group was set for some challenging golf.
Six playing groups in one flight took the field on time and found progress good throughout
Scores were good and third place went to Aussie Mike Tottenham with a level par 36 points, with Donal McGuigan scoring 38 points, losing on countback to old friend Masa Sugaya with his winning 38 points.
Alan Walker took the award for the best non-winning front nine of 18 points whilst Paul Chesney’s 20 points on the back nine gave him some cheer as well.
A sadly out of form Dave Arataki received the wig for his mediocre round whilst Mr Phil delighted the golfers at the presentation with the choice of Colin Service for the “silly hat”.
Colin started his round with a lost ball off the first tee and it never really got better on the front nine, ten points being all he could muster. Colin’s halcyon rounds of a few weeks ago now seem all but a memory but he will be back no doubt. Look out lads!
Near Pins: Phil Davies (3), Len Jones (6), Chris Barker (13) + (17)
Winner …………Masa Sugaya (21)……………38 pts c/back
2nd Place……….Donal McGuigan (20)……..38 pts
3rd Place………..Mike Tottenham (20)……….36 pts
Best Front Nine (non winners)………Alan Walker……18 pts
Best back Nine 9 non winners)………Paul Chesney…..20 pts