Club results for 15/4/23
- 16 April 2023
- Peter Watson
To paraphrase Forrest Gump, when you play in a golf competition with drawn partners you never know what you are going to get.
Your partnership can prove messy, mundane and sometimes even marvellous.
There was a bit of all that in the first round of the Brebde Senior/Junior which saw five matches played and three lucky pairs get a bye through to the next round of the matchplay competition.
Geoff Halkett and Mick Leggett saw off a strong challenge from Aaron Kotua and Warwick King to win 2 up, while Andy Isle and Mike Murphy always had the edge in defeating Pete Green and Dave Huntley 4/2.
Dean Goodman and Phil Sellers had to go to the last hole to down Jonathan Tuheke and Garth Jameson 1 up.
Neil McLaren and Barry Rhodes finally got the better of Richard Pearson and Jim McMullan in winning 2/1.
Peter Watson and Bryan Ramsey were made to pay for wasting early chances against Jason Lee and Sam Totterton who finished with a flourish to ease to a 4/3 victory.
The pairings of Paul Tunnicliff and Steve Russell, Keri Kotua and Chris Louth and James Campion and Lewis Wilson got a free pass through to the second round which is scheduled for April 22.
Those not involved in the Brebde played a stableford round off the white tees, with Paul McCrae proving too good with 38 points. James Campion - who shot 74 off the stick - snuck second on countback from Warren Carey after both finished with 35 points, while Paul Tunnicliff (34) was fourth. However, James had more reason to celebrate as twos at No 2 and 11 earned him a healthy jackpot payout. Jonathan Tuheke was the other player to birdie No 2.
In the nine-hole competition - which was a stableford off the back nine - Graham Galt made it two wins in a row with 19 points. Ali Mawby came a creditable second with 17 points, while Andrew Dean (16) was third.
Next Saturday (April 22) is the second round of the Brebde for the eight remaining teams, although one match may be played later because of other commitments . The 9-holers will play a par round off the front nine.