David Boyd has blasted his way to another win after a comprehensive performance at Penola Golf Club on Saturday. He made sure he staked his claim for the President’s trophy with a dominating six up score line.
Boyd headed the 27 strong field in what was for the most, pleasant conditions. He had four wins on the front nine, with three pars to finish two up at the break. He must have suffered a bit of indigestion from the halftime hotdog, as he dropped the first two holes to get back square. This must have been the fire up Boyd needed, as he reeled off six straight pars for six wins before halving the last to finish six up and take out the B-Grade division.
Four strokesfurther back was Trent Nankivell, who partnered Boyd for the match. After being two down at the halfway point, Nankivell also put the afterburners on to win six of the last nine holes to finish two up for the day. His good finish allowed him to knock off Blue Kuhl on countback.
Kuhl was consistent, with plenty of halves and only dropping two holes for the day. Four pars for wins pushed him into the positives and he completed the round two up.
Shane Anderson rounded out the placings with a steady round of one up. He showed glimpses of returning form with five pars during his round.
In the A-Grade, Chris Holden dominated to win by two holes as he shot an impressive five up. Starting with five pars in six holes, he stumbled on the 7th and 8th before birdying the 9th to go three up. Incredibly, it was one of three birdies on that hole for his playing group, with only the captain missing out.
He continued his good form on the back nine scoring wins on three consecutive holes, including another birdie on the 13th. Like the V8’s, Holden was completely dominant and was a worthy winner.
Nathan Williams made the most of early conditions as he finished three up. He did most of his good work on the back nine, where apart from a scratch on the 13th hole, he was one under par. Williams had seven pars and a birdie on the 17th during the back nine.
One shot further back was Jeremy Briggs, who did the opposite to Schnitzel. He started very well, playing the front nine to par, apart from a wipe on the 7th. Unfortunately the back nine saw a chunk of his surplus being eaten away, before finishing the day two up.
Bill Cheers finished fourth after a steady one up round. A birdie on the 8th was a highlight and kept him in the game.
Shane Anderson won the nearest the pin on the ninth and Steven Skeer got the prize on the 13th. Greg Hutchesson and Ant Mathys shared the chocolates, however, when Hutch won the raffle, the prize was handed to Ant.
Next week is the 3rd round of the club stableford event.
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