On Saturday the wet conditions and many cancellations caused the scheduled Kristie Carpenter Memorial Trophy to be changed to an Individual Stableford Medley format. On the day, 45 Ladies and Men took to the field but only 19 players completed their round.
The Ladies Winner was Rose Carroll with 33 points, who played well, finishing ahead of Runner-up Sally Perry on 26 points. They both gamely toiled to the very end.
The Men’s Division 1 winner was Marty Woods from Parkes with 37 points, finishing ahead on count back from Neil McMil- lan, also on 37. They both enjoyed good weather early on. The Men’s Division 2 was won by Nick Ryan with 35 points. He was well ahead of Runner-up Liam Whitfield on 32 points.
The ball sweep went to 25 points: 34 – A Alley; 33 – C Dwyer, D Bayley, A Wallace; A Cole; 31 – S Flynn, J Bernardi, J Boyle; 29 – T Howe; 28 – M Spice, B Robinson; 25 – A Dukes. The NTP’s went to: 9th – Ladies: S Perry, Men: R Scott; 18th – Ladies: nil, Men: T Wallace.
The visitors included Marty Woods from Parkes, Simon Flynn from Mudgee, and Barry Hazell from Hervey Bay. It was very wet all day with water affecting putting on the greens, and sodden score cards which needed to dry before being scanned.
It was too wet to play the Sunday Stableford Medley. There were a few walking social golfers, but conditions were still remarkably difficult.
The health restrictions are affecting the organisation of Opens scheduled at other Clubs around the District. The Temora Open on 8-9 August has been cancelled, while the Trundle Open on 8-9 August and the Cowra Open on 8-9 August are still going ahead. The Condobolin Open is scheduled for 29- 30 August and will be played under COV- ID-19 restrictions.
Golfers are being reminded that they still need to practice social distancing, both in the ‘Golfie’ and also around the Pro Shop, as well as the 1st tee area where a maximum of 20 people are allowed to gather.
The Men’s competition on Saturday, 1 August is the Monthly Medal Individual Stroke play, sponsored by Bernardi’s Marketplace. Sunday, 2 August has a Stableford Medley.
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