Club results for 9/9/23
- 10 September 2023
- Peter Watson
Eight golfers have a realistic chance of winning the C&F Legal Stroke with one round remaining.
In pole position is club captain Pete Green who added a steady net 75 on Saturday (Sept 9) to go with his previous rounds of 73 and 72 for a total of 220.
With the best three of four rounds counting, he is well placed to claim the trophy after next week's final round.
Jason Lee and James Campion on 223 are his nearest challengers who have played all three rounds but neither may be available next week.
Pete's biggest challenger is Mick Leggett who added an excellent 68 to his second round 73 for a total of 141. If he posts another good score, then he could go close to taking the title.
Jack Denton - with rounds of 73 and 75 - would need a stellar last round to snatch it away from the others, while Jim McMullan and Jonathan Tuheke would need something spectacular.
However, it was Geoff Halkett who took match of the day honours with an eye-catching 68 off the white tees in balmy spring conditions. The 12-handicapper went out in 40 and back in 40 for 80 off the stick.
Mick finished just a stroke back in second, while James took third ahead of Jim McMullan (74). Pete finished fifth on countback from Jack, Jason and Phil Sellers after all came in with 75.
Michael Savage and Jonathan Tuheke completed the top ten with 76 each.
James and Pete recorded the best gross scores of the day, a 76 and 79 respectively.
The match of the day also counted towards the Barkman Trophy and MS Ford Shootout.
Surprisingly, no-one managed a two.
The long-delayed final of the Brebde senior/junior was also played, although Jason had to take on Dean Goodman and Phil by himself after his partner didn't turn up. And it took Dean and Phil to the 19th to finally see-off a gallant challenge from Jason. Two up after 10 holes, Dean and Phil lost the 15th and 18th as Jason forced the match into sudden death before missing a short putt on the 19th to extend it.
Among the 9-holers, Paul McCrae won yet again with a +2 score off the back nine in the par competition. Heather Carey grabbed second with +1, while Errol Guthardt, Sally Quinlivan and Lloyd Moyle shared third on 0.
Next Saturday (Sept 16) is a big one. After the AGM at 9am we play the third and final round of qualifying for the NBS club champs off the blue tees. It also doubles as the fourth and final round of the C&F Legal Stroke and the 10th round of both the Barkman Trophy and MS Ford Shootout. The 9-holers play a net round off the front nine.