Saturday’s play was Round 3 of the Club Men’s Championships. There were 78 players in the field, and while not all were eligible for the championships, they all wanted to do well.
Once again A Dukes played steady golf, compiling a fine 75 Scratch to continue leading the A-Grade. Steve Uphill leads Bgrade after his 86, and Craig Barrett has taken the lead in C-grade with his 88.
The round of the day goes to Pete Cowhan, with his 80 scratch, 68 nett. He was playing alongside Daniel Bayley, a contender in the A Grade, and encouraged all the way by Sam Clarke. The results for the Daily Comp, a nett
event, in three grades, are:
A-Grade: P Cowhan (68) on count back from R Nioxon (68).
B-Grade: A Callaghan (69) from D Rhodes (70 on count back).
C-grade: C Barrett (68) on count back from S French (68).
The ball sweep went to 72 nett and was shared by those above plus: 69 – D Mylecharane, D Bayley, A Grierson, 70 – A Dukes, I Bown, 71 – A McDonald, B Carpenter, P Dawson, T Callaghan, M Haley, S Uphill B Parker, B Chandler, R Borger, L O’Connor.
Nearest the pins were: 9th – Scott Kirkman; 18th – A Dukes. Both got their 2’s.
There were five 2’s scored all day, with only one on the 3rd and none scored by C-graders. It seems strange that with good fairways and good greens very few were able to get close.
The final round on Sunday had a field of 49 players, where the top four contenders in each grade played in their own groups, and others played when they can. In the A-grade, Andrew Dukes was a little unsteady at first, courtesy of a big score on his nemesis hole – an ‘8’ on the 7th – but then he steadied to finish strongly.