Tony Browne Wins on a Low Scoring Day
How nice it is for a change of pace to get to the green fees office and pay less than what you were expecting. That happened today at Bangpakong Riverside and made for some very happy golfers.
This course is not showing the same signs of dryness as most other courses in the region and was a pleasure to play.
The weather was warm with just a nicely timed breeze to keep everyone comfortable.
So, with the course in beautiful condition, the greens running truly and with pace, and nice weather, why were the scores much lower than we have come to expect here?
That’s just the way golf goes sometimes.
Just when it looked like 36 points would win the day, Tony Browne, in the last group, grabbed the last minute win with 37 points for the ‘B’ flight title and the Green Jacket.
Chas Miller continued his good form and almost had it with his score of 36 points, while Michael Olah won a countback for third place with 35 points.
Scratch marker, Garry Barker, who has shown fine form this trip, once again went around in par for 36 points and the ‘A’ flight win. His long time buddy and co-traveller, James Hudson, grabbed second spot with a solid 35 points and Phil Ashton, in his first game back from the U.K, won a countback for third on 34 points.
All three placings in today’s ‘C’ flight were on the podium on Friday and returned there again.
Eddie Runfors came out on top with 36 points and then John Pearce beat Jim Ferris on countback at the 34 points mark.
Near Pins ‘A’ flight: James Hudson, John Ryalls, Kevin McEntee, Tommy Marshall
Near Pins ‘B’ flight: Chas Miller, John Chelo, Gordon Laviolette, Tony Browne
‘A’ Flight ( 0-12)
1st Place – Garry Barker (0) – 36 pts
2nd Place – James Hudson (9) – 35 pts
3rd Place – Phil Ashton (12) – 34 pts c/back
“B” Flight (13-18)
1st Place – Tony Browne (16) – 37 pts
2nd Place – Chas Miller (18) – 36 pts
3rd Place – Michael Olah (18) – 35 pts c/back
‘C’ Flight ( 19+)
1st Place – Eddie Runfors (19) – 36 pts
2nd Place – John Pearce (28) – 34 pts c/back
3rd Place – Jim Ferris (26) – 34 pts
.Best Front Nine “C” ( non winners)….Chris Walsh….20 pts
Best Back Nine “A” (non winners)…..David McKey ….22 pts
Michael Wright was in a four ball where three of them took the ‘A’; flight placings, only Michael missed out because of a poor score on one of the nines. He wore the ‘silly hat’ in his first game back with us.
Derek Bines was playing his first game here, and it showed, so his lowly score got him his first try of the ‘wig’.
Bangpakong is a nice course and worth the extra few minutes to get there, and the price is now very tasty.