Club results for May 23, 2020

  • 25 May 2020
  • Peter Watson

The first round of the individual matchplay on Saturday (May 23) produced its fair share of solid wins and surprises.

Played in calm conditions off the blue tees, Jack Denton recorded the biggest victory, a 6 and 5 thumping of Jim McMullan.

Andy Isle coasted to a 5 and 4 win over Maurice Woodhouse, while Dean Goodman recorded a similar margin over Paul Tunnicliff.

Dave Blake defeated Bryan Ramsey 4 and 3 and Jonathan Tuheke got the better of Steve Russell 3 and 2.

Rod Thomason beat Rangi Kohe 3 and 1 and Paul McCrae eventually saw off Barry Rhodes by the same score.

It was much closer in the remaining matches, with Phil Sellers finally getting the better of Warwick King 2 up in a seesawing battle, while Ian Hanford played well to overcome Lindsay Brooks by the same margin.

The outcome of the final match was still to be decided after Tom Weiss and John McGougan were tied after 18 holes and decided to come back during the week to finish off.

Paul McCrae and Ian Hanford shared the twos money with one apiece.

Meanwhile, Aaron Kotua was in the prizes for the second week running, winning the match of the day for those not playing in the individual matchplay or with first-round byes. Aaron’s 37 stableford points was three more than Alan Church who finished second on 34. Peter Green took third on countback from Keri Kotua with 32 points.

Next week (May 30) is the second round of the individual matchplay which will again be played off the blue tees. The match of the day for those not involved will be a par round off the white tees.

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