Ian Agnew and Peter Walker combined beautifully to score a sensational 81 points between them to dominate the Koonara Wines Mixed and Men’s Classic. With more years of experience behind them collectively than Penola Golf Club has been around, they played the course as it should – straight down the middle. Agnew was unstoppable hitting 95% of fairways; therefore making the green in regulation became an easy task.
Playing the front nine first, he had two birdies and six pars to finish with 35 off the stick and 22 points. He was relentless on the back nine as he powered home with another 8 pars and a birdie to match the 35 from the front nine, finishing with 70 off the stick. His playing partners observed it was like the robotic Jock of old, as he showed the old fellow still has a bit of life in him yet, despite having three false hips, no shoulder ligaments , a bung knee and very little sun protection on top.
His team mate, Peter Walker, was steady as always as he racked up nine pars in a solid round. He was particularly good on the back nine, where he fired 20 points.
The runner’s up, who were four points behind, amassed a handy score themselves of 77 points. Jeremy Briggs led the pair with 40 points after having 10 pars and two birdies himself. His team mate, Shane Anderson was also steady, with 37 points. Anderson was particularly good on his second nine- the front nine- where he had 19 points in eight holes before wiping the last hole.
The third pair in were John Wilkinson and Ant Mathys, who had an even par 72 points.
In the mixed competition, John and Claire Mossop lead the way with a team score of 62 points. John had a rare highlight with a birdie on the 2nd to push his individual tally up to 33 points. They were comfortable winners over the team of Don and Marg Ferguson showed signs of jet lag from a recent overseas jaunt.
With the pairs winners out of the way, the best of the rest individual score winner was Greg Hutchesson with 38 points. Ant Mathys was runner up with 37 points, collecting a prize for his efforts.
With nearly 30 in the field, the winning players were very appreciative of the fantastic prizes that Koonara put on offer.
The nearest the pin on the 7th went to Dean Moore, who has really got his driver going on that hole. John Wilkinson had the best shot into the 9thto claim a prize. Shane Anderson hit a great shot into the 11th to win best second on that hole.
With much wet weather around the course has still been restricted to a composite layout. Hopefully warm weather will see the course in pristine condition come the first qualifying round of the championships on September 7th, which also doubles as the Wynn’s Monthly Medal.
Full results here.