Carol Prigg enjoyed the welcome rain with course looking a bit greener although harder to play with uneven bounce, her score of 102 net 79 won the event of the day on a count back.
Leisa Evans claimed second place (105 net 79).
Prigg’s also is equal leader in the 2018 Ladies club championship with Jenny Major.
Prigg (12th) and Major (8th & 16th) were the nearest the pin winners.
New golfer Julie Leahy won the raffle.
The Rochester ladies are travelling to district events at Kialla and Neangar Park next Friday, although there is no organized golf you are always welcome to still play.
Therefore the 2nd Rd of the Championship will be held the following Friday May 18.
Last Wednesday captain Richard Feuk organized a 3 person Ambrose, the teams of Ross Lees, Bruce Bryant & Spencer Broom won with net 28 from Laurie Jackel, Garry Charnas & Geoff McCarty (29).
Steve Malley and Laurie Jackel were the nearest the pin winners, a BBQ will follow next week’s Wednesday’s golf, usually hot off 9am.
Captain Feuk was all smiles after Saturday’s 18 hole stroke qualifying round of the 2018 singles match play championship, his handicap breaking 93 – 23 net 67, easily won the day event and was the first of 8 to qualify.
Brad Major’s fine round of 85 net 70 was runner up, ball winners and qualifiers were Leigh Hicks, Bruce Bryant, Peter Anderson, Gary Charnas, Paul Evans & Steve Malley.
Some interesting match ups in the draw with Feuk & Malley, Evans & Bryant, Hicks & Anderson and Charnas & Major to play against each other over the next few weeks.
Next Saturday, members are playing for the Annual Ron Sharp Memorial Par Event, Ron was are great supporter and working for the club over many years and was one of the main forces in moving out to Black Culvert Road.
Unfortunately his unexpected and early death meant that he never got the chance to see his vision and hard work come to fruition.
Our annual tournament has been moved to late August due to the existing dry conditions and our inability to gain access to much needed irrigation water.
The Rochester tournament that was scheduled to start on the 17th May has been postponed till August owing to the unusually dry season.
The Bamawm Golf Club opened their season on Sunday in perfect weather, with visitors from Rich River,
Lockington and Rochester supporting the day.
Winners of the Ambrose event were R. Tatt, S. Dyson, D. Winchcombe and N. Mitchell 68-11-57 from Jeff Carnie, O. McPhee and R. Hanson.
Novelties: Ladies Longest drive Karen Fitzgerald. Men – Sam Newth
Nearest the Pin: Men: 2nd shot 4/13 – Francis Lee. 7/16 – David Winchcombe, 8/17 – David Winchcombe.
Ladies 7/16 – Phyl Macfarlane, 2nd shot 5/14 - Lisa Evans, 8/17 – Karen Fitzgerald.
Next week 13th May will be a Stableford event and the following week 20th Stroke.
Everyone is welcome to come along on a Sunday to have a hit starting from 11am onwards.
The course is in excellent order and the scores have been terrific at the Lockington Golf Club over the last week.
On Saturday Barry Graham had a blinder, a great score of 82-21-61 to win the Pentreaths Supermarket Player of the Day voucher, plus the Privilege Cup and B Grade honours.
Des Pentreath finished with the super score of 87-25-62 to clearly win C Grade, with Tom Scurrah (94-26-68) runner-up.
Rick Connors (84-19-65) was runner-up in B Grade, ahead of Jeff Carnie (85-20-65) on a countback.
Grant Humbert returned an outstanding score of 64-1-63 to win A Grade, his 6-under par round just one shy of his course record set back in 2012.
Mat Dennis (76-10-66) was runner-up, ahead of Travis Mancer (83-15-68).
Gartside Cup qualifiers: Barry Graham, Des Pentreath, Grant Humbert; standby – Rick Connors.
Yardstick balls for the next best scores went to: A Grade – Brett Stone (68 nett), Andrew Harris, Steve Holt and Tim Staley all 69; B Grade – Ian Maddison (65), Blake Humbert (66), Stuart Newton (68).
Nearest the pins: 7th – Grant Humbert; 2nd shot 11th – Grant Humbert (A), Blake Humbert (B), Jayden Wright (C); 2nd shot 18th for the 6-pack smack – Barry Graham (millimetres from an eagle).
Spike’s Longest Drive on the 2nd, sponsored by Hot ‘n’ Cold Plumbing: A Grade – Grant Humbert; B Grade – Darren Carnie; C Grade – Des Pentreath, with the encouragement award to Bowden Stone. The Echuca CIH eagles nest prize of 12 balls on the 3rd was won again, this time it was Ian Haines with a top shot.
Last Wednesday the ladies played a stroke round, and Annette Brereton played some great golf to win A Grade with 80-13-67, ahead of Sherryl Jones (nett 71). President Kathy Connors finished with an excellent 96-29-67 to win B Grade. Nearest the pin: A Grade – Sherryl Jones; B Grade – Phyll Macfarlane.
Congratulations to the Ladies’ pennant team which defeated Marong 2/1 last Monday in a very even contest. Helen Hayes lost 3 and 2, Chris Turner won 3 and 2 and Phyll Macfarlane won 2 and 1 in a nailbiter. After 3 rounds, the division is proving very even with all teams in contention.
Upcoming events: Wednesday 9th May – Lorna Henderson Canadian. Duty – Phyll Macfarlane, Helen Hayes. Saturday 12th May – Stableford. Duty – Barry Graham, Jeff Carnie. Tuesday 15th May – Committee Meeting.
The Club’s Annual Tournament will commence on Tuesday 22nd May with the Ladies’ Stableford event, followed by the Ladies’ Stroke event on Thursday 24th May, the Men’s 4BBB on Friday 25th May, the Mixed American on Saturday 26th May.
The Niners tested their skills with a Stableford game.
Tony Murray scored 19 points to take the day from Ray Peake on 15 points.
Tony did his usual thing by getting NTP 7th, David Marshall had the straightest drive 9th and Rod McAsey held the lucky card.
Don’t forget new starting time, 9 a.m. for 9.30 hit off.
Wednesday Ladies played stroke as it is the first round of the championship.
Denise Pappin had a great score of (49-91/2-391/2) with Florrie Bickley very close behind with (55-14-41).
Florrie also won the putting (18) NTP 1st second shot Denise Pappin, straightest drive 3rd Toni Bales, who also won the raffle.
Later start for the Ladies too.
9 -9-30 hit off.
Third round of the ladies pennant was played at Quarry Hill with one win and two losses.