Cleggett Blows in for a Win

With form to be gained in the run in to the Club Championship finals Shane Cleggett provided the perfect lead in with a win at windy Keith on Saturday.

With winds blowing errant shots and even good shots around the course into perilous places, Cleggett maintained a consistent game to shoot an 85, Nett 74 to take the stroke round sponsored by Keith Hotel. The conditions required players to maintain good form, and Cleggett’s powerful rhythm was just the formula for the challenging conditions. Mark Wachtel held the recent good form that saw promotion to the B Grade, carding a Nett 75 to finish second for the day. Pete Rivett took out the third place when he defeated Daren O’Neill on a count back, both players finishing on Nett 76 and Rivett producing the better finish. With the tough conditions scores were tight, leading to a count back in the A Grade to separate Bradley Sherriff from Darryl Brook when both scored a Nett 78, with a Nett 80 earning Shaun Groth fourth place. The tight results in B Grade extended through to fourth place where a Nett 77 placed Bob Dicker one stroke away from Rivett and O’Neill. C Grade proved to be a little more spread out, with Jim Gelten carding a Nett 79, to take the prize from the Nett 81 scored by Barry Cakebread. The strong winds also played havoc with the Nearest the Pins, Bradley Sherriff taking a further consolation for the day when he hit to with a metre on the ninth, while Barry Cakebread was the only player to hit the 11th, strong cross winds playing a destructive game with players as they teed off. Finally Jim Gelten was the other sharpshooting winner for the day when he fired onto the third green in two to take the prize for best second shot.

On Wednesday players turned out in much better conditions to compete for the Secret Nine Stableford, sponsored by Keith IGA. Conditions were still challenging after the recent good rains, with Robyn Redden rising to the occasion with 17 points to win the day. Second in Division One was Brooke Rowsell on 16 points, with Anthea Brinkworth and Mel Johnson coming in equal third on 15 points. The sunny conditions also produced some good scores in Division 2, Tania Kennett playing solid golf to score 16 points, with Di Ashby and Ingrid Gelten tied together for second, Ashy complimenting her game by taking out the Nearest the Pin on the 11th, while Tania Kennett took out the Nearest the Pin on the 14th hole.

The good golf keeps stroking next weekend for the Quarter and Semi Finals of the Club Championships, starting with the Quarter Finals on Saturday morning, with the Semi Finals in the afternoon. The Ladies meanwhile play in the Mig Brookman memorial, with the Kingston Open coming up on Thursday July 30thlaugh 3.

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