A good field of 32 players took to the golf course with near ideal conditions to contest in the 4th round of qualifier for club championships.
The standout golfer was Chris Holden who not only won the A grade and the day but also lived every golfers dream with a hole in one on the 13th par 3. This helped his score to an impressive nett 65 which was 6 shots to his next rival. A slow start of 42 off the stick on the front 9, with only 3 pars, was surpassed by the back 9 with a one over par 37. The eagle hole in one and birdie on the 17th was the standout holes in a clinically display of golf.
With a nett 71 was Curt Evans who had an up and down day also with 40 on the front 9 followed by a 47 out the back. 6 pars on the outward 9 was the highlight of his card. A 3 way countback was needed for third place with Greg Hutchesson getting over the line from Queensland visitor Peter Hannah and Lindsay Storer all with nett 72.
Scoring was a little tighter for the B grade with Allen Meyer winning a countback over Paul Harmer, both with nett 70. Both players did enough to keep their scoring respectable with identical birdies on the 12th highlights of both cards.
John Wilkinson carded a nett 72 to finish third with some consistent golf helping him along, unlike his beloved Swans. Lee Bateman again was around the mark finishing with a nett 73.
Nearest to pin winners were David Murray on the 7th and Shane Anderson on the 9th with Visitor Nic Wilson taking the best 2nd on the 5th. Steven Hill made a rare appearance to the course and struggled all day to take home the NAGA chocolates.
Next week will see player’s last chance to improve on previous weeks scores to place well within their relevant grades with 11 players still vying for the open.