The spritely Bevan Phillips has turned back the clock to shoot 38 points to win the B-Grade competition at the Penola Golf Club on Saturday. Despite cooler conditions and the course not running as much as in the Summer, Phillips continued to plug away with monotonous straight drives and deft putting he has become known for.
He had 19 points on each nine as the three points for each bogey started to add up. It has been a long time between drinks for Phillips, who collected the prize to rapturous applause.
In the A Grade, the smiling assassin, Andrew Hutchesson had a win also with 38 points to split the main prize.
He started the ball rolling with a birdie on the fourth hole and finishing with another on the 17th. His consistent bogey golf ensured the points kept rolling in took another shot off his handicap.
There was a three-way tie for runner up in the A-Grade with countback needed to separate the players. Grant Stephenson headed the group as he beat Shane Anderson and Leo Price.
In the B-Grade, good scores were hard to come by. Terry Devlin made the most of a rare appearance on the course shooting 36 points to be runner up. David Boyd finished third with a steady round of 34 points. No one hit the Patrick of Coonawarra nearest the pins on the 9th and 16th leaving those prizes for another week. Jock Agnew won the sole prize of the day on the 7th.
Peter Docking ventured out of the Krongart Swamp to win the best 2nd on the 11th.
The chocolates went to John Wilkinson, who had a big fall from grace from winning the week before.
Nest week is the 27 hole foursomes championships. Pairs will tee off from 11:00am. Members interested in playing but don’t have a partner should contact Greg Hutchesson.
Full results here.