The weather relented and the course was in remarkably good condition for the third round of the club championships but playing very tough and to its full length.
The big mover in A Grade today was George Vlatko who climbed from third place to take the lead on 232. He won’t have it all his own way in the final round as several players are close enough if good enough. Arthur Bosanquet is on 233, Anthony Smith on 234, Pete Munro on 236, Scott Hainsworth on 238 and Tony Panecasio on 240. Pete leads the nett on 200, 1 ahead of Anthony Smith.
Defending champion Gary Harvey has moved to the lead in B Grade on 250 and leads Paul Rodgers by 4 and Peter Francis by 5. Nett leader is Paul Rodgers on 200 with Peter Francis second on 204 and Larry Kent third on 208.
Brian Bennett leads C Grade on 275, six clear of Ian Martens and Warwick Drew. The unfortunate story is that overnight leader Robert Anderson had scored a good 93 off the stick to assert his presence and take a three shot lead. Sadly he was disqualified when he forgot to sign his card. Ian martens leads the nett on 209 with Brian second on 215 and Brett Fielding third on 216.
Robert Weir leads D Grade by 25 on 300 and appears almost certain to win the D Grade section.
Thanks to all members in understanding the necessity in protecting the course by not allowing golf carts today.
Hopefully fine weather will prevail next week and the championships will come to an exciting conclusion. Best of luck to all competitors.
The bottom section of the 16th green is rarely used due to its dangerous proximity to the people leaving the 17th tee and because of its severe ‘graininess’. Club resources are being used in maintaining it to a high standard and these can be better spent in other areas of the course.
As a trial, it is proposed to leave some of this bottom area unmown and not be considered part of the putting green. Balls hit from this new area can then be chipped onto the putting green.
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This week’s scores
Saturday 20th October 2018 – Men’s Stroke
3rd Round Men’s Championships
A Grade Winner: Anthony Smith 67 nett
B Grade Winner: Paul Henderson 63 nett 2nd: Con Kiayias 66 nett
C & D Grade Winner: Ian Martens 68 nett 2nd: Gary Eagleton 71 nett
Ladies Winner: Marie Farrant 75 nett
Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Men’s Stableford
A & B Grade Winner: Daniel Adams 43 pts 2nd: Gary Harvey 41 pts
C Grade Winner: Laurie Fogarty 40 pts 2nd: Brett Fielding 39 pts
D Grade Winner: Mick Familo 36 pts
Tuesday, 16th October 2018
Community Cancer Link Charity Golf Day – 2 person Ambrose
Donation to Community Cancer Link $1700
Lady winners: Judi O’Brien & Michele Mullan 69.75 2nd Trish Swan & Kelly Greaves 70 (c/b) 3rd Rose Flood & Lynnette Roberson 70
Men Winners: John Anthony & Gary Harvey 58.5
Monday, 15th October 2018 – Veterans Stableford
Winner Don Thompson 36 Pts (c/b) 2nd Peter Francis 36 Pts (c/b)