CHANT V MERRETT IN FINAL

24/6/16 – 26/6/16

Winter hit with vengeance last Thursday, so much so you had to be crazy to even think about going out and playing golf, so as expected the Thursday stable ford competition was cancelled, but the weather did improve for Saturday and was perfect for the semi and quarter finals of the club championships last Sunday.
Saturday was a great day for golf, but it was only a small field to compete in the Stable ford competition with Andy Varcoe having a good day out with the putter to win the A-grade with 37 points from Phil Hunter and Phil Thrussell both on 35 points. The winner of the B-grade and the day was the inform ex captain Paul Whitford with a fantastic 40 points from Bill Mullan in second spot with 37 points and Martin Cameron and Trevor Atkinson tied for third with 36 points. Nearest to the pin awards went to Varcoe on the 3rd hole, Cameron was close on the 5th hole Andrew Ferguson won the 13th hole and Greg Cook got the 17th hole. Nearest to the flag on the 9th for the third shot went to Robert Thompson while Atkinson won the closest for 2 shots on the 18th hole. Birdies paid out 1 ball each to Varcoe, Lyle MacGregor and Greg Cook.
Sunday was a big day for the Millicent golf club with the start of the finals for the Club championship played in perfect conditions. The morning session was the Quarter – finals, In the A-grade John Reynolds got up on the 18th hole to beat Mark Pilmore, Owen Merrett defeated Alan Schultz 1 up, Jamie Bellinger won on the 19th hole to beat Andy Varcoe and Terry Chant was too good for Phil Hunter winning 5/4. In the B-grade Peter Burchard knocked off the top qualifier in Martin Cameron 1 up, Paul Whitford defeated Trevor Atkinson 2/1, Scott Packer defeated Chris Agnew 4/3 and Ben Young defeated Bill Mullan 1 up. In the C-grade Andrew Ferguson defeated Peter Bateman 4/2, Glen Tilley defeated Robert Thompson 7/6, Michael McRostie defeated Justin Saint 3/2 and Ron Hateley defeated Manny Fuentes 7/5. In the afternoon semi finals in the A-grade Merrett was too good for Reynolds 4/3 and Chant took to the 20th hole to get up over a gallant Bellinger. In the B-grade Burchard got the better of Whitford 2/1 and Packer was too good for Young winning 7/6. In the C-grade Ferguson defeated Tilley 3/2 and McRostie defeated Hateley 1 up.
This week we have a stable ford competition on Thursday, Saturday is a stroke round for the Monthly medal with a putting competition and Sunday is the 36 hole Grand final for the Club Championship with Defending Champion Terry Chant playing Owen Merrett in the A-grade, also B-grade defending champion Scott Packer playing Peter Burchard in the B-grade and Andrew Ferguson playing Michael McRostie for the C-grade. It would be great to see as many spectators as possible following the groups around on Sunday and good luck to all the players.

M.P

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