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Golfers shine at Easter Tournament

All the action from Seymour and Nagambie golf clubs over the long weekend.

April 24, 2014 3:29am

Doris Chambers Foursomes winners Maree Rickman and Irene Davey.


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SEYMOUR

A big week at the golf club was kicked off by wins for both the division one and two women’s teams in pennant on Monday. The division one team took on Alexandra at Euroa and won 4.5/0.5 while the division two team won 3/2 over Strathbogie at Yea.

On Wednesday the men played a stableford round with the best score going to in-form Jeff Smith (36) who won B-grade with 39 points. A-grade winner was Mark Fountain (13) with a score of 38 points.

Nearest the pins went to Peter Sawyer on the fourth, Kevin Milner on the 12th and Gary Wright on the 17th with the other one staying with the club — 34 points was needed for a ball.

Ladies played the Doris Chambers Foursomes and had a turnout of nine pairs.

The winning combination was Irene Davey (24) and Maree Rickman (15) who an impressive score of 89-19.5 = 69.5 which means they get to represent the club later in the year in a state final. The runners-up were Liz Gee (21) and Sharon Cresswell (23) with 94-22=72.

The balls went to the winning and runner-up pairs as well as Dawn Leece and Ann Stanbrook.

The Easter tournament started on Good Friday with the four ball better ball stableford event kicking off the proceedings.

The club hosted 52 players including a few visitors from around the district.

Stealing the show with a terrific score of 46 points were the men’s winners Jakob Culina (14) and Rob Oldman (16). The runners up were Kevin Summers (20) and Winston Ferris (26) with a fine score of 44 points.

The winning pair for the ladies was Maree Rickman (15) and Cindy Burnett (26) who had a convincing win with 44 points.

A three-way countback for the runner-up spot went to Shirley Wright (14) and Sue McCall (15) with 41 points. Nearest the pins were only claimed on the 12th by Brendan Hall and on the 17th by McCall.

On Saturday it was the ambrose event with a mixture of members and visitors making it a fun day.

The men’s event was won by the team of Greg Austin, Wayne Austin, David Enrico and Jimmy Brock with a tidy score of 64-6.625=57.375.

The runners-up were Archie Currie, John Boruch, Jakob Culina and Kevin Mulvaney with 66-6.5=59.5.

In the mixed the team of Di Byrne, Paula Britton, Ian Richardson and Luke Meredith combined well to win with 64-6=58. The team of Pat Ferris, Maree Rickman, Winston Ferris and Kevin Summers were the runners up with 71-10=61.

Nearest the pins went to Alan Coulson on the fourth, Emily Pell on the 6th, Robert Peterson on the 12th and Glenda Woods on the 17th.

The Easter Tournament concluded on Monday and the results will be in next week’s report.

Don’t forget there is a four-ball better ball event for both the men and women on Anzac Day — 11.30am assembly for a shot gun start at noon. Saturday it is back to regular golf with a par round for both men and women.

NAGAMBIE MEN

The Easter long weekend was an opportunity for golfers to enjoy the course with the greens currently in great condition. Sunday was a more casual affair after the end of the club championship the previous week. With a three-man ambrose the day’s event, winners with a sub par total of 71 nett 61.34 were John Richards, Shaun Bryant and David Love, with all three players combining well to take the win.

Runners-up were the in form Tim Baldwin, Phil Neville and Jeff Mills not far behind the winners with a nett 62.

Only three of the possible four nearest the pins were won which was surprising considering the rather still conditions on the day for the Nagambie course: the eighth went to Trevor Redfern, 13th Richards and 16th John James.

This week’s event is the first round of the social club trophy/stableford, with Greg Whiteman on office duty and Jeff Lodding in the bar.

NAGAMBIE LADIES

Wednesday was a great day for the golf with the course in a fantastic condition after the wonderful rain. The ladies played stroke along with the first round of the Mona McLeod and International Bowl and count the putts events. The winner of A-grade was Mozzy Fowler with 93-16-77 nett. B- and C-grade and extra nine-hole winner was Judi Redfern with 119-44-75 nett and 60-22-38 nett for the nine holes on a countback from Fowler.

Only one nearest the pin on the 13th was won by Annette Mills.

Ball winners were: 18 holes, Redfern, Fowler and Andrea Richards with 103-25-78 nett; nine holes, Redfern, Fowler and Maureen King on a countback from Richards and Jeanette Richardson on 38.5 nett.

Today is stableford and Monthly Medal with the 30th being stroke and the first round of our club championships. Saturday will be a stableford round.

Best wishes to Sue Verge who is now home recovering from a back operation. We also send best wishes to Gerrit Anton who has also had a back operation. We hope you will both be back in a couple of months better than ever.

Thursday saw a great field of 31 players playing stroke for the chicken. The winner was visitor James Lingwood with a great score of 39-12-27 nett.

Nearest the pin on the eighth went to ‘‘Grumpy Trevor’’, the card said. Tomorrow will be a stableford event on the back nine.

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