A Classic Underdog Victory

It was the turn of Lesleigh Edwards and Andrew Morris to take out the McMillan Trophy in the Saturday afternoon double feature at the Keith Golf Club.

Playing in the teams pairs format Edwards and Morris got the strategy right to shoot a Nett 69 to win the day against some other big hitting combinations. With two tee shots and follow ups with the partners ball, teamwork is crucial in playing to the combined handicap. Edwards and Morris managed to maximize their shots in crafting their way around the course in the cool conditions, this including the best tee shot on the ninth hole by Morris. Their final score of 69 was good enough to hold out Bradley Sherriff and Gill Brook on Nett 72, with Harvey Groth and Margaret Groth an extra two shots behind on Nett 74. Coming in fourth close behind was Rodney and Brooke Rowsell on Nett 76, Brooke shooting closest to the pin on the fourth.

The other event for the day was the IGA Stableford. The course has been at it’s best with a green carpet on the fairways, but punishing implications for the errant shots that can drag the final score down. The only score better than 36 points belonged to Ian Tobin, continuing his recent good form with 39 points. Tobin’s round was complete with his normal clean hitting play and included a successful birdie putt on the ninth. Coming in closely in second place on 35 points was Tony Richman, also on a good run of form of late, taking out second on a count back from Dean Dunsford. Solid scores in the present conditions are still a good result at the moment and there were some other positive results on the day. Other good performances included Tim Hedges with 34 points, defeating Bob Dicker (31 points) in a close contest in the Hill Trophy, Bill Dunn also on 34 points and Pete Rivett and Graham Sellars, both finishing on 30 points for the round. Other highlights for the day included Bradley Sherriff’s tee shot, closest to the pin on the eleventh hole and Bob Dicker’s best second shot on the par 4 eighth hole.

On Wednesday the Ladies turned out for the third round of the President’s Trophy and Stableford. Once again good scores were within the 30s, given the conditions, with great results for being on fairway but difficulties when shots sent players wide of the mark. The conditions were good, with the exception of a chilly breeze. Best result for the day was a well accomplished 36 points by Di Ashby, winning Division Two in the process. Ingrid Gelten also put in a productive effort in shooting her way to 33 points and second place in the division. In Division One Michelle Moreton produced some more good shots, firing a division best 34 points, which included a Nearest the Pin on the fourteenth hole. Ann Milkins also performed well on the day, with a 30 point effort.

The sharpshooter also had some difficulties, with Sandy Yates the only player other than Moreton to succeed for a Nearest the Pin, this one on the eleventh hole. Some players came home with just the stories, Louise Hannemann one of them, with a ferret on the fifteenth hole, while Tania Kennnett performed the same feat on the eighteenth. The last spectacular effort for the day went to the player who provided the entertainment factor on the first when she lost her grip mid swing, the club sailing through the air, much further than the ball managed to move, bringing great mirth and merriment for the players in her group.

Coming up next Saturday is the Keith Meat Shoppe Stableford, followed by the Keith Hotel Motel Stroke round on July 23rd and the Elders Par round on July 30th. The Ladies this Wednesday compete in the Rodney Rowsell Electrical Contracting Par round, followed by the Willalooka Tavern Stroke round on July 20th and the Jacqueline Logan Hairdressers Stableford on July 27th. mixed-pairs-2mixed-pairs

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