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Autumn sweeps local fairways

A round-up of golf action from Seymour and Nagambie.

February 26, 2014 4:11am

SEYMOUR

Wednesday was a stableford round for men and women and it feels like autumn is already here. The men’s winner was Mark Fountain (16) with 40 points while Rob Oldman(16) was runner up with 38 points. Nearest the pins went to John Davey on the fourth, Paul Niebling on the sixth, Vinnie Hall on the 12th and Gary Neville on the 17th. Thirty-four points was needed for a ball.

In the women’s competition the A-grade winner was Emily Pell (six) with 36 points. B-grade winner was Pam Jarvis (21) with 35 points, while 34 points on a countback for a ball went to Pell, Jarvis and Sue McCall. The extra competition was won by McCall and the nine-hole winner was Ann Stanbrook with 17 points.

It was a stroke round for everyone on Saturday with a field of 51 players on the course. The best scratch score for men went to Greg Pell with a score of 77. The best net score of the day in the men’s competition went to Kevin Summers with 90-21=69 to win B-grade. The A-grade winner was Greg Austin with 85-14=71. Don Gee was the nearest the pin on the fourth, David Enrico won the sixth and Graham Kiper was closest on both the 12th and the 17th. The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Ian Richardson and the 15th was won by Rob Petersen. A net score of 75 was needed for a ball.

The best score for the ladies was in A-grade where Tania Zentveld showed good form to score 81-13=68. The B-grade winner was Irene Davey with 99-25=74 on a count back from Dilva Grattan. Balls went to Zentveld, Paula Britton, Connie Grace and Davey, on a countback. Nearest the pin on the 17th was Ann Stanbrook.

Saturday is the start of the new syllabus and it is a stroke round and the monthly medal for the men and the women will be stableford.

NAGAMBIE MEN

A field of 30 players assembled for the fourth round of the summer trophy. In perfect weather the winner of the days event with an excellent 74-8-66 was John Boruch. Runner up after a split with a three-way count back was John James 84-14-70 and next best scores went to Adam Webster 102-32-70 and Jeremy Ezard 73-3-70.

Nearest the pin was Doug Pocknee, Boruch on the eighth, 13th Michael Sloan and 16th Bob Norris. Sunday’s event is the monthly medal with J. Ezard on office duty and T. Baldwin in the bar.

Friday is the club’s third and final summer ambrose series sponsored by Mushroom Exchange; this four-man nine-hole event is a great way to introduce people to golf. Phone Ronda on 0408538966.

NAGAMBIE LADIES

Wednesday saw a great improvement in the weather with 13 ladies playing par for the monthly medal in perfect conditions. The winner of the medal and A-grade was Freda Norris with +3 the B- and C-grade winner was Jenny Jeong with +2 on a countback from Maureen King. The extra nine-hole event winner was King with +2. Ball winners were 18 holes Norris, Jeong and Andrea Richards with +2 on a countback from King, nine-hole balls went to King, Norris +1 and Judi Redfern with square on a countback from Richards and Mozzy Fowler. Nearest the pin on the eighth was King and the 13th Richards. It was great to have the new seventh green open, thanks to members who worked on this green.

Saturday saw six ladies playing stroke with the winner being Brenda Langford with 123-45-78 nett on a countback from Jan McKay and Ronda Richards both with 78 nett.

The extra nine-hole winner was also Langford with 58-22.5-35.5 nett. Ball winners for 18 holes were Langford and McKay on count back from Richards, nine-hole balls going to Langford and Maureen King with 53-16.5-35.5 nett on a countback from McKay. Only one nearest the pin on the third to McKay.

Today is a stroke event and March 5 par.

The chicken run on Thursday attracted 36 players with the course and weather perfect. Par was played and Peter Lawrence was the winner with a score of +5. Nearest the pin on the 13th was Judi Redfern.

Friday is the final Mushroom Exchange four-person ambrose event for this summer so get your teams together as entries are needed for catering purposes: phone Annette on 0438942377 or Ronda on 57942382. Hit off is from 4.30pm to 6pm and the cost is $15.

This is the fifth week of the nine-hole Whack of the Week, a week-long competition for those who cannot come on Wednesdays or weekends. This competition is designed to be family friendly and a great way to introduce golf to young children. No handicap is required with a $5 entry fee ($3 for club members including social members and $2 for children with free green fees). Phone Andrea on 0410326049. The comp book will be in the green fee box so just fill in your details.

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