The Saturday Men’s event was the August Monthly Medal, sponsored by Bernardi’s Marketplace, and strongly contested by 96 players.
The A-Grade finished with John Betland the Medal winner, on count back from Brian Everest when both finished on 72 nett. This reversed the finishing order for last month’s Medal. The B-Grade saw two visiting golfers fill the top two spots, but the Medal went to club member Ted Morgan on 72 nett. The B-Grade prize winner was John Grogan from Sugar Valley with a nett 70, ahead of runner-up Hugh Graham from Dubbo on 71.
The C-Grade had lower scores but also a tight finish. Troy Howe won the medal on count back from Matthew Duff who managed some good play on the par.
The ball sweep went to 76 nett on count back: 70 – C Greenhalgh; 72 – T Morgan; 73 – G Webb, B Hansen, M Collits, C Hur- ford; 74 – N Duncan, S Uphill, L Whifield, M Spice, G Newport, P Maher, J Ridley, T Cooper, J Haley; 75 – B Chandler, B Robinson; 76 – D Earl, S French. The NTP’s went to: 9th – A Demidjuk; 18th – P Pymont. Adam narrowly missed his hole-in-one.
The visitors included John Grogan and Hugh Graham, as well as Stephen Grant from Murrumbidgee, Jono Baker from Caragabal, Bob Hansen from Shoalhaven Heads, Trevor Cooper, and Nigel Davies from Caragabal. They all enjoyed their game.
Bruce Chandler had the best story, scoring a ‘9’ on the 14th hole, chipped in for par on the 15th, and holed his third shot on the 16th for a birdie. But then Ian Bown had bad luck, playing his third shot on the 17th from behind the Ladies tee.
The Trundle and Cowra Opens are still going ahead this weekend and the Legends Pro-Am, is scheduled for 23 October. The Kristie Carpenter Memorial Trophy has been rescheduled for 31 October.
Saturday, 8 August is a 4BBB Stableford Medley, playing for the Bob & Daine Doolin Memorial Trophy and Sunday, 9 August has a Stableford Medley and the Trundle Open.