A field of 26 contested the Wynns Coonawarra Estate Monthly Medal which was held on Saturday at the Penola Golf Club.
Ian Agnew scored a nett 68 to record a 5 stroke win in A Grade. Agnew had a respectable front nine and would have been pleased with 40 off the stick at the halfway mark. He had a blistering back nine scoring 37 off the stick which included a birdie on 13 to finish with 77 (nett 68).
John Mossop, David Murray and Jeremy Briggs were all 5 shots behind Agnew with scores of nett 73.
Don Ferguson was the B-Grade winner with a nett 69, 3 shots ahead of Michael Redman with nett 72. Other good performers in B-Grade were Brett Williams and Peter Walker who both scored nett 73.
The C-Grade was won by Allen Meyer with a nett 68, one shot ahead of Ant Mathys. John Wilkinson and Robert Kuhl also performed well in C Grade.
Nearest to Pin winners were Michael Redman on the 7th, George Kidman on the 9th and John Mossop for best 3rd shot on the 17th. Long drive winners were Jeremy Briggs in A grade, Steven Skeer in B grade and Mal Redman in C grade.
The highlight of the day was a magnificent hole in one scored by Ant Mathys on the Par 3 16th. Mathys played driver and hit it high and straight at the flag. His ball never deviated from the flag line in flight before landing on the front of the green. It then rolled a further 3 metres before coming to rest against the flag. Apart from shouting the bar, his reward was box of golf ball and the $1000.00 jackpot on offer for a hole in one. This is only the fourth hole in one on the 16th in the 77 year history of the club, a fantastic achievement for Mathys.
Next week is the fourth round of Club Championship Qualifying where another big field is expected.