Bill Gets his Jacket as the Eagle Soars again

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In a great day of handicap breaking golf, Bill Dunn rose from the pack to win the Green Jacket at the Keith Masters, sponsored by Wickham Flower & Co on Saturday.

With the shot making accurate and spectacular scores the result it was Dunn who produced the cleanest of rounds as he shot an 83, Nett 64 to win the day. Dunn was challenged from all sides as other players competed hard to claim the green prize in the good conditions. Coming in second for the day was Daren O’Neill with a score of 86, Nett 66, including a birdie on the second when his third shot from 110 metres hit the green and settled less than a foot from the hole. The great play was shared around as Brenton Goldsmith played the best stroke round off the stick for the day as he shot a 72, Nett 70 to take out the A Grade. Goldsmith became the second player in two weeks to get an eagle (two under par) when he finished with a three on the par 5 1st hole, this coming just a week after Bradley Sherriff’s eagle. The A Grade scores were high quality, Steve Gurr finishing second with a score of Nett 72, ahead of Rodney Rowsell, who finished on Nett 73 and taking third place on count back for the grade from Simon Leek. Leek and Gurr’s scores were reflected in their par 3 efforts as well, with Leek taking out the Nearest the Pin on the ninth hole, sinking the putt for a birdie and Gurr taking out the Nearest the Pin on the 11th hole.

The B Grade also produced some high standard golf, apart from Dunn and O’Neill’s efforts. Daniel Rayson stroked his way around the course for a Nett 71, taking third place in a count back from Pete Rivett, with Rayson taking out the sharpshooters prize on the 4th, when he landed his shot to within a few metres of the hole, while Rivett also finished on a high when he finished closest to the pin in two strokes on the 17th and sunk a birdie putt on the 9th hole. Rounding up the leading B Graders was Bob Moreton who finished on Nett 72 and Mark Wachtel on Nett 75, ‘Wokka’ also being rewarded with a ball for a successful birdie putt on the 11th hole. Scores in the C Grade didn’t quite meet the same lofty heights, Andrew Morris taking out the grade with a Nett 77 for the day.

The Ladies also came out in a good field to compete for the blue jacket. Once again some impressive scores were the result as players displayed good form. Heather Cook brought her ‘A’ game to the course, winning the blue Jacket with a score of Nett 72, with Lesleigh Edwards second on a score of Nett 82. New players continue to arrive this year with also a returning player. The club welcomed Ann Milkins and Jason Snajdar to Saturday golf, while Luke Michael returned to the fold after a taste of the good life last season.

On Wednesday the Ladies came out for the winter season opener, a 9 hole Ambrose. With the rain holding off players and 2 visitors ventured out for good walk and some quality scores. Winning the day with a score of Nett 25.2 was Heather Cook, Robin Redden, Louise Hannemann and Ann Milkins. The winning score was quite marginal however as coming in second place on Nett 25.5 were Carlo Miller, Lisa O’Neill, Annette Snajdar and Tania Kennett. Prizes were also the order of the day as Ann Milkins took out the Nearest the Pin on the 9th hole and Carol Miller chipped in on the second. Other notables included Annette Snajdar hitting the Straightest Drive on the 1st hole, visitor Catherine Warnest took out the Longest Drive and Ann Milkins won the Shortest Drive.

Busy times ahead for all golfers at Keith. Next Saturday the Captains Cup Stableford, sponsored by club captain Mark Wachtel is on, followed by the Hedges Clay Spreading Par round on April 23rd. On April 17th the Men’s Handicap Pennants team travels to Lucindale to play Padthaway and Penola stage the Autumn tournament on April 24th. This Wednesday the Ladies come out for the SE Medallion and International Bowl, sponsored by Johno’s, followed by the Lucy Purls Stableford and first round of the Presidents Trophy on April 20th. The Ladies also have the SA Masters at Murray Bridge on April 14th – 17th and Fleurieu Open on Friday April 15th to play for. Don’t forget all players that subs are payable by April 30th.

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