The golf on Saturday was as hot as the temperature the day before with one of the biggest fields for the year with 32 players starting for the stableford competition.
The standout golfer with a magnificent 44 points was David Strother to win the B grade and have score of the day. Stroth played well above himself and was scoring freely with only a slight hiccup on the last 2 holes of the front 9 to finish with 21 points before the hotdog break. After the break Stroth really had a hot streak with 5 pars to have a impressive 23 points.
A countback was needed to separate the runner-up with Tony Gleeson edging out Trent Nankivell with both having 42 points. Gleeson had the better back 9 with 22 points with 6 pars and may have had a chance for the win had he not wiped the 4th hole. Nankivell had a great start with 24 points on the front but slowed considerable on the back. Ant Mathys rounded out the last position with an uneventful 40 points.
There was a log jam in the A grade with 3 players all carding 40 points. In the last group of the day, Shane Anderson got over the line with 23 points on the back 9 to edge out John Mossop who was clubhouse leader. Lofty had 8 pars and a birdie on the 9th and was enjoying the atmosphere of his playing group.
Mossop had 2 birdies and 9 pars in his round and thought he had done enough to beat Lindsay Storer, who had burned up the course on the front 9 for 24 points, which was one under par, before struggling after the break. Another countback for fourth was needed with Don Ferguson edging out Leo Price with 38 points.
Patrick’s of Coonawarra nearest the pin winners were Peter Walker the 7th, Mal Redman the 9th and Andrew Hutchesson on the 16th. The best 2nd on the 12th went to Daniel Rixon visiting from the Mount Pleasant Golf club. The Toffee and Treats Naga went to Mal Redman who had a day not to remember with a struggle all day which still would not have fazed him.
This Sunday will see a four ball Ambrose starting at 10 o’clock with proceeds’ going towards Men’s Watch. It is open to Men and women golfers and non golfers with some great donated prizes up for grabs. Hopefully a large turnout will attend for this worthwhile cause.