Masa Masters Burapha
On Wednesday, 24th April the Pattaya Links Golf Society golfers took the short trip to Burapha to play a stableford competition on the C and D combination. It has to be said that the C-D course at present is not in the best of condition.
It has always been the poorer sister to the A and B nines but at the moment the rough is particularly punitive and the greens are not good. They are inconsistent in pace and some show evidence of maintenance and others not. A very hot and steamy day added to the difficulties of putting together a solid round and the eighteen golfers all deserve medals for their efforts.
Results saw Kevin LaBar losing countback on 37 points for second place whilst Kevin Rogers took runner-up spot.
An excellent round of 39 points saw Japanese golfer Masa Sugaya take the win with 39 points.
Near pins awards went to Tip Briney (C5), Kevin LaBar (C8), Derek Phillips (D2) and Jamie Booterbaugh (D8).
Wayne Peppernell’s 19 points was the best front nine ( non winners) whilst Walter Baechli’s 18 on the back nine ( non winners) was also awarded.
Winners at Burapha
1st Place -Masa Sugaya (22) – 39 pts
2nd Place -Kevin Rogers (10) – 37 pts c/back
3rd Place -Kevin LaBar (12) – 37 pts
Brian Byrne, making his debut with the group, took the “wig” for his 21 point score and the poorest nine hole total of 9 points was that of Jamie Booterbaugh and he duly accepted the “silly hat” with a broad smile.
It had been a hot and testing day at Burapha and maybe next time we will be granted the splendid A-B combination as the challenge.