Club results for March 5, 2022

  • 6 March 2022
  • Peter Watson

To paraphrase the famous old western, the golf on Saturday (March 5) contained the good, the average and the ugly, but at least no one got shot full of holes.

Among the very good was Keri Kotua, who continued to enjoy his return to his old club with a splendid net 69 off the white tees which together with just 25 putts saw him win the fourth and final round of the Stubberfield Cup with an unbeatable total of 94. His 75 off the stick, which even included a double bogey, was the best gross of the day.

It's not every day you shoot a fabulous net 65 and finish second, but Mike Murphy did just that. His 32 putts meant he finished three back on 97.

Nipping at his heels was Paul Tunnicliff who shot a typically tidy net 70 and 28 putts to come home in third with 98.

The ever-improving Brendan Doyle (71 + 28) and Steve Russell (72 + 27) both ended with 99, but Brendan's lower net score saw him claim fourth. However, Steve had the satisfaction of walking away with the biggest prize of the day - a jackpot worth $221 - after he birdied both No 11 and No 14 with twos after putting his tee shots to within three to four feet on both holes.

Dean Goodman (70 + 31), Peter Watson (71 + 30) and Warren Carey (74 + 27) were next with 101, with Dean claiming sixth on countback. Peter, who took the final summer fedex point on offer by finishing seventh, shot a 76 which was the second best gross of the day.

The top ten was rounded out by Aaron Kotua (73 + 30) and Barry Rhodes (71 + 33).

Despite the excellent weather and a bit more run, just a third of the field managed to break or match par on handicap.

There were were plenty of twos, with Steve Russell (2), Rangi Kohe, Warren Carey and Paul Tunnicliff among the money.

Next week (March 12) is the first round of the Cap-it-all Trophy, which is played with selected partners and is a four ball best ball. The following Saturday (March 19) is the second and final round which is an individual net with the overall winner decided by the lowest combined total.



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