The Foursomes are a championship event played over two days, and for which the sponsorship by S&S Welsh Transport is greatly appreciated.
The overall results were: • 36-hole Scratch winners: D Bayley/ P Dawson 153
• 36-hole Scratch runners-up: A Dukes/ S Sallaway 159
• 36-hole Handicap winners: B Thomas/ A Tucker 140
• 36-hole runners-up: D Bayley/ P Dawson 147
The day-1 Scratch leaders were Andrew Dukes and Shane Sallaway with a score of 76, ahead of Steve Betland and Mark Collits on 77. However, both pairings had poor scores on day-2, while the Bayley/Dawson pairing surged forward with a 75, three shots better than their day-1 score.
The day-1 Handicap leaders were Dukes/ Sallaway (70.5) but their day-2 score pushed them back. Brett Thomas and Ash Tucker followed their day-1 score of 71.5 with a very good 68.5 to leap-frog into the winner’s jackets.
The day-1 ball sweep went to 75 net on count back, going to: 70.5 – Dukes/ Sallaway; 71.5 – Thomas/Tucker; 73.5 – Churchill/A Borger; 74 – R Nixon/N Duncan and 75 – Bayley/Dawson, N McMillan/B Carpenter, S Betland/Collits. The NTP’s went to: 9th – B Carpenter; 18th – S Sallaway.
The day-2 ball sweep went to 74 nett, going to: 68.5 – Thomas/Tucker; 72 – Bayley/ Dawson and 74 – R Nixon/N Duncan. The NTP’s went to: 9th – W Judge; 18th – J Betland.
The best exhibition of wonderful play goes to Niel Duncan and Richard Nixon on day-2. Their driving was not as good as before but it was around the greens that they excelled. Between them, they chipped in four times – on the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 15th – for pars and only needed 21 putts on the other 14 holes.
On Sunday there was a Stableford Medley played by a very small crowd who wanted a normal game. Dave Clarke won the day with 35 points, ahead of Ian Bown on 30. There was no ball sweep and no NTP’s as everyone missed the green.
The junior clinics are still being run on Tuesday afternoon, commencing at 4:30pm. Contact Simon in the Pro Shop on 6851 1554 for details.
By Short Putt