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May 06, 2017

THE wet conditions contributed to a smaller field in the Anzac Day event, with Glenn Rogers having the best round of the day and also claiming the nearest the pin on the fourth.

Rich River men’s

THE wet conditions contributed to a smaller field in the Anzac Day event, with Glenn Rogers having the best round of the day and also claiming the nearest the pin on the fourth.

There were 163 on the West course with 35 points winning a voucher.

A grade: Glenn Rogers (40 points), 1. David Pearson (39), 2. Neil Orchard (38), 3.

NTP’s: Fourth, Glenn Rogers and Dean Zadow. Eighth, Steve Robinson and Jamie Cowlishaw. 13th, Gary Canning and John Potter.

On Thursday, April 27, Ivan Kirkby and Trevor Ritchie combined well in the 4BBB event with a fine score of 46 stableford points.

Grant Stewart and Len Drill were next best with five pairs vying for third place.

John Adams and Barry McMillan got there on a countback.

Gordon Jasch provided a highlight when his second shot on the par four fourth found the hole for an eagle. Seventy-two pairs played on the West course with 42 points winning a voucher.

A grade: Ivan Kirkby and Trevor Ritchie (46), 1. Grant Stewart and Len Drill (45), 2. John Adams and Barry McMillan (44), 3. NTP’s: Fourth, Jeff Ridge, Craig Opie and Simon Cheong. Eighth, Terry Kennedy and Peter O’Halloran. 13th, Peter Anderson, Brian Sharp and Andrew Marr. Eagle 10th, Gordon Jasch.

It was a close result in A grade with a three-way countback for the major prize on Saturday.

Morrell Lake came out on top.

Brian Suffolk shot the best score of the day with a fine 42 points to win B grade easily.

John Foyster held off Michael Badura and Alan Guy to take the C grade honours.

Brett Stone had his eye in on the par threes winning the 13th and taking out the super-pin on the 16th.

There were 193 players on the east course with 35 points winning a voucher.

A grade: Morrell Lake (39 points), 1. Mark Scholes (39), 2. Steve Manley (39). B grade: Brian Suffolk (42), 1. Ray Kissell (38), 2. Craig Bessell (36). C grade: John Foyster (41), 1. Michael Badura (39), 2. Alan Guy (37). NTP’s: Third, Peter Gilmour, Ross Taylor and Rex Matthews. Eighth, David Pearson, Peter Colliver and Colin Short. 13th, Brett Stone, Ray Lear and Bob George. 16th, Brett Stone, Rob Kilgour and Glynn Davies. Eagle first, Adam McRae. Super-pin, Brett Stone ($175).

Rich River women’s

EIGHTY-NINE women turned out in Autumn sunshine to play Stroke on the West course on Wednesday.

Division one was closely contested with Rosalie Drill winner on 74 points, second Dale Haw on a countback (74) and Carol Eddy (76) third.

Division two was taken out by Chris Kelly, a popular winner of the monthly medal with her fine score of 70.

Marie Collins with continued good form to be runner-up (71) and Marcia Spiers was third (75).

In division three Georgie Azzopardi overcame an arm injury to win with 73, Juvena Brown came second on a countback (73) and Maureen Berg third (78).

The ball rundown went to 78.

Colleen Armstrong (A grade) and Joyce Moresi (B grade) won the nearest the pins on the fourth hole.

The Second shot on the eighth was won by Dale Haw.

Sally Hojnik claimed the super pin .

Stephenson’s Jewellery were our sponsors .

The first semi final of the Premier league was also played on Wednesday.

Pitch Perfect defeated Lee’s Legends 132-114, while Fairway Fillies accounted for Cheerful Chippers 133-112.

The grand final will be next week, May 10.

A nine hole stableford round was also played with Roma Bowman the winner on 18 points.

A full field of ladies played a Stableford round on the east course on Saturday.

Maree Ciavarella was the winner with 35 points, second on a countback was Chris Fleming (35) and Fran Galvin was third (34).

The ball rundown went to 32.

Nearest the pins were won by Marion Whatley and Kerrie Main on the 16th hole.

The super pin went to Sue Jenkinson on the eighth.

Monday saw a stableford event contested on the west course with 43 women participating.

Division one was taken out by Joyce Moresi (18) with Jenny Boek runner-up (17).

Fran Murphy was best in division two with 20 while Ann McPherson came second (19).

Winnie Lavery won nearest the pin on the 13th hole while a card draw determined that Judy Cook won the second shot.

YMCA back nine

THIS week’s back nine social competition, sponsored by Three Black Sheep, was a stableford round played on Sunday, April 28.

Results:

In the men’s, E. Qualman won the A grade on a countback with 17 points, runner-up was M. Beard (17) who also took out the straightest drive, and third was A. Schultz (15 on countback).

B grade honours went to T. Stevens on 20, S. Clover came second (18) and D. Lavery, also the straightest drive this week, came third (17 on countback).

Qualman was straightest drive, over 70, and J. Welch was nearest the pin, sixth.

There was a strong showing from the women this week.

J. Kirkman was best in A grade on 19 with L. Alchin runner-up on 15.

In the B grade, C. MacKenzie was the winner on 17, R. Reyment was second (15), and C. Schultz third (14).

Straightest drives went to H. Makin (A grade), C. Schultz (B grade) and MacKenzie (over 70).

W. Lavery was NTP, fourth, and Kirkman, sixth.

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