Jeremy Briggs has shrugged off drizzly conditions to be the standout performer in the Penola Golf Club’s Rabobank Monthly Medal.
Briggs was impressive considering the less than perfect weather, shooting 77 off the stick for a net 68.
He has been in solid form recently after shooting 72 on the Queen’s Birthday and began the monthly medal in fine form, parring the first six holes before the par threes cost him three shots on the front nine.
However, he continued his good form on the back nine with seven pars for 38 off the stick, hitting six greens in regulation and needing only 27 putts to be in ominous form for the championship in October.
Despite the conditions 27 enthusiastic golfers ventured out for the competition, with George Kidman another top performer.
Kidman played steady golf for net 74, including six pars during his round and showed glimpses of the form that he is capable of given a calm approach.
Don Ferguson finished third with net 76 thanks to only 26 putts, including just 11 on the front nine.
Pete Bullock is quickly turning into the monthly medal specialist after back to back wins following his score of net 70.
Despite a shaky start he still managed 19 stableford points after hitting three pars to make up the early lost shots.
He chimed in with back-to-back pars on the 16th and 17th to come home strongly.
Shane Anderson finished runner-up with net 74 after a solid 42 on the back nine.
He finished with back-to-back pars of his own and showed enough to finish on the scoresheet.
Curt Evans continued his stellar form and a move up to A grade didn’t faze him as he finished third in good company.
He again showed patches of great golf with long drives and solid putting and chipping.
His 26 putts was enough to win the putting competition, thanks largely to chipping out on the second and 10th.
Sam Hill won the C grade, something he has made a habit of, with net 73.
Despite an eight on the first, Hill regathered his composure to keep plugging away.
He managed to sneak in three pars along the way and took home the prize.
David Strother finished runner up with net 76.
He performed best on the greens with only 28 putts, including knocking one in from off the green on the 16th.
Trent Nankivell finished third after scoring net 76 in a steady display.
The nearest the pins were won by David Murray on the seventh and Jock Agnew on the ninth.
Murray added to his prize collection with the best second on the 11th.
The powerful hitters were out for the longest drive with the winners being Jeremy Briggs, Andrew Hutchesson and Sam Hill for their respective grades.
Visitor and one of the sponsor representatives, Neville John, didn’t go home empty handed, winning the chocolates for his efforts.
The club also welcomed Mikey Redman for his first game.
Full results here.