Moreton Breaks the 40 Point Barrier

Michelle Moreton played one of the best rounds of the season when she fired a handicap breaking 43 points in Wednesday’s Stableford round sponsored by Sandy Yates.

With South Australia’s stormy weather approaching, amidst strong winds, conditions were not perfect for good golf, but Moreton led a field where more than one player managed to break a few of the barriers to high scoring that had been prevalent this winter. Conditions were windy from the start with and picked up after nine holes with a drop in temperature half way through the round as the front came in, players just getting back to the clubhouse as conditions started to worsen.

Moreton was undeterred however as she went about her game, striking a birdie on the difficult par 3 fourth hole that included a Nearest the Pin, then added to this with a another birdie on the par 4 eighth to continue building form and momentum in her round. The good form was not just restricted to Moreton, with Merrilyn Hilton scoring 37 points, finishing second on the day. Hilton’s form was backed by a staggering 17 drives on fairway for the day and a Nearest the Pin on the fourteenth hole. Topping off the good scoring was Ladies Captain and sponsor Sandy Yates, topping Division Two with 37 points. Other solid contributions came from Lesleigh Edwards and Ann Milkins with 32 points each, Edwards hitting Nearest the Pin on the eleventh, while Robin Redden provided the other highlights, with a ‘Ferret’ on the fourth, as well as the Nearest the Pin on the ninth.

Sherriff tops a grand day…and Hedges takes the Hill

Bradley Sherriff meanwhile took out the Stroke round on Saturday, while Tim Hedges played the golf shark game to outplay Daniel Rayson in the final of the Hill trophy.

Sherriff stroked his way to a Nett 70 on AFL Grand Final Saturday, with players teeing off early to get a dose of grand final fever in the afternoon. Sherriff shot his normal big hitting round, managing to avoid the thickening rough that has come with the recent rains and now warmer weather. Scores were not very spectacular, Mens captain Mark Wachtel gaining second place for the day via a count back from Graham Sellars on Nett 75. Other scores diminished from here, with Pete Rivett’s Nett 77 the only other scorecard to be under Nett 80.

Hedges and Rayson played out the final of the Hill trophy as well, with the match play finale meeting the requirements for a final, going down to the last hole as Hedges kept his composure to hold out Rayson and take the prize, one hole up after the eighteen. Apart from the final the other highlights included Jim Gelten’s approach on the ninth to within two metres for the Nearest the Pin and similar efforts by Daren O’Neill on the fourth and Daniel Rayson on the fourteenth.

The Ladies progress toward wrapping up the winter season over the next two weeks. This Wednesday the Mig Brookman Pink Day will be played, with a season ending Ambrose on October 12th, sponsored by Egel Clay

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