26/5/16 – 28/5/16
A big congratulations to the A2 pennants side winning the grand final last Sunday at Blue Lakes, beating Mt Gambier in a very close match 3/2 with Terry Chant winning the final match on the 20th hole to claim the victory, Greg Cook 3/2 and John Reynolds 5/3 also had good wins while Hayden Fennell and Alan Schultz both went down in close games.
Only a small field took to the course for the Thursday Stableford round for the Masters Trophy in fine conditions, It was Andy Varcoe who had a day out jumping out of the blocks early to win the front 9 hole competition with 19 points from Brian Thompson back for his first round after injury winning a count back with 18 points from Trevor Atkinson also on 18 points, but it was only Varcoe that could continue on the good form to win the 18 hole competition with 39 points from Atkinson on 36 points and Bob Childs in third spot with 35 points. The nearest to the pin winner on the par 3, 5th hole was the inform Terry Chant.
Saturday was a stroke round played for the first day of qualifying for the club championships as 36 players took to the course in fine conditions it was Owen Merrett who got the nod in a count back for the A-grade winning with an 82-10-net 72 from the unlucky Jamie Bellinger finishing with 80-8-net 72 and Greg Cook in third spot with 82-9-net 73. In the B-grade it was Lyle MacGregor winning with the fine score of 83-12-net71 which was the best score of the day. Martin Cameron finished in second spot with 86-14-net 72 and Trevor Atkinson in third spot with 88-14-net 74. The very consistent Manny Fuentes won the C-grade with net 76 from Tank Thompson net 77 and Herman Vanderhuel in third spot with net 78. The ladies was won by Kathy Sporer finishing with 33 points from Pam Packer 31 points and Helen Chilton in Third with 30 points. Nearest to the pin awards went to Peter Burchard on the 3rd, Mark Pilmore on the 5th, Atkinson got the 13th, and nobody landed on the 17th green. Nearest on the 9th for the C-grade went to Vanderhuel while John Reynolds was the closest for 2 shots on the 18th green. Birdies payed out 3 balls each to Phil Hunter and Peter Burchard.
Today is a Stable ford round for the Masters trophy while Saturday is a stroke round for the Monthly Medal also the second qualifying round for the club championships and putting competition. Apparently Chris Agnew had a few problems in the paddock with a runaway Ute the other day, if you see him please ask him how the hammy is going. Good luck.
1st Qualifying round, Club and Grade Championship
1st – O. Merrett 72 cb
2nd – J. Bellinger 72
1st – L. McGregor 71
2nd – M. Cameron 72
1st – M. Fuentes 76
2nd – R. Thompson 77
1st – K. Sporer 33pts
2nd – P. Packer 31pts
3rd – P. Burchard
5th – M. Pilmore
13th – T. Atkinson
17th – not hit
3rd to 9th – H. Vanderheul
2nd to 18th – J. Reynolds
36 in the field
Thursday Stableford – Masters Trophy
1st – A. Varcoe 19pts
2nd – B. Thompson 18pts cb
3rd – T. Atkinson 18pts
1st – A. Varcoe 39pts
2nd – T. Atkinson 36pts
3rd – R. Childs 35pts
5th – T. Chant
19/5/16 – 21/5/16
In another tough week for golf, two players stood out head and shoulders above the pack to dominate the competition last week at the Millicent Golf Course. First was the brilliant play from Phil “Meggsy” Hunter winning both the Thursday and Saturday Competitions shooting an impressive 76 and 77 off the stick for 40 points on Thursday and a net 68 on Saturday to win the Crown Inn Trophy. The Second Player, Scott Packer had a hole in One on the par 3, 5th hole and then continued on to shoot a great 81 off the stick to match Hunter with a net 68, congratulations to Scott.
The Weather kept a few players away last Thursday as only a small field took to the course in the wind and rain but that didn’t bother Meggsy Hunter as he easily won the front 9 hole competition with 20 points from Andy Varcoe, Trevor Atkinson and Mick Pedler who all had 16 points. Hunter continued on the good form into the back 9 holes to win the 18 hole competition with 40 points from the fast finishing Varcoe in second with 37 points and Bruce Packer in third finishing with 33 points. Nearest to the pin award for the par 3, 5th hole went to Hunter who had a big day out.
The weather improved for the Saturday golfers although the windy conditions made scoring difficult for some, others found the going easy. Congratulations to Scott Packer for a hole in one and to Phil “Meggsy” Hunter winning the A-grade and the Crown Inn Trophy with a net 68 from Alan Schultz with net 70 and Owen Merrett in third spot with a net 72. Scott Packer continued on after all the excitement to win the B-grade with a net 68 from Geoff Cameron net 72 and Paul Whitford in third with a net 74. Ron Hateley took out the C-grade with a net 70 from Trevor Hutchesson net 76 and Peter Bateman in third finishing with a net 77. In the Ladies it was Pam Packer who won the day with 32 points from Robin Rolfe finishing with 30 points. Nearest to the pin winners saw Peter Burchard on the 3rd, Scott Packer, hole in one on the 5th, Merrett on the 13th, and Scott Packer was very close again on the 17th, Tank Thomson won the 3rd shot on the 9th for the C-grade while Spike Warren hit the 18th hole for 2 shots to knock off Hunter. Birdies payed out 2 balls each to Warren, S.Packer and Jamie Bellinger.
Unfortunately we had mixed results with our pennants sides as the A2 side went down 3/2 in the final round and have finals starting on Sunday but the Handicap side lost their final to be put out of the race, thanks to all who played in the pennants sides and good luck to the A2 side this week. The second round of the Millicent, Blackwood, Loxton tri series is on with a trip down to Loxton on the June Long weekend, also the Club Championships are about to start with 3 qualifying round starting on Saturday with a stroke round, we need as many players as we can get to support the Loxton trip and the club championships as we can get. Good luck to all.
Millicent Ladies Golf began their Championship finals 18th May, with Club (Open) and B grade quarter and semi finals being played. The C grade completed the 4th qualifying round of their Championship, which is a stableford event.
Club Championship qualifiers had an easy road to the semi finals with only one quarter final played which was between Helen Chilton and Kirsty Bailey. Kirsty was successful. In the afternoon, top qualifier Lana Barlow defeated Mary Winser to take a spot in the final. Kirsty Bailey then played second qualifier Sue Agnew, and that match concluded with Sue being successful on the 19th hole. Lana and Sue will compete next Wednesday over 36 holes scratch match play, commencing at 8.30am with the final 18 being played after lunch. Referee will be either Helen Chliton or Glenis Skeer.
In the B grade, 8 qualifiers contested the quarter finals, Val Williams (top qualifier) def Rose Hunt (8), Karen Altschwager (2) def Michele Smith (7), Bronwyn Clarke (3) def Julie McKenzie (6), Lyn Watson (5) def Glenis Skeer (4). In the afternoon, semi finals were played Val def Lyn, Bronny def Karen. The B grade final is 36 holes scratch match play between Val and Bronny. Commencing at 8.45am, the referee will be Mary Warneke.
C Grade is a stableford final between the top 2 stableford qualifiers, Marg Baker (87), and Pam Packer (85). Janet Watson will be their referee.
After play, all players and guests will enjoy the customary sherry party come dinner, which combines with our fun theme, which this year is “Choose your Book Title”.
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