Day two was a more overcast, cooler day.
The fun non-qualies competition went out at 7am from the 10th, to be won in the end by our own Wayne Nowak, who was complaining about his measly 38points (as usual!) in the clubhouse after. Congrats Waynetta. Having a few around for a BBQ and to see the qualifers come in was great.
We did have a couple of people unable to make day two so the Day2 field of about 20-22 went out from the 10th.
Another trying day for all concerned let alone seeing balls go into the rough or disappear OoB. Graham Loveless’ voice carried across a few fairways describing his worst round ever, and we had a few blowups across the field along the way. So a usual, tense and frustrating Club Champ day, with the breeze up on a cooler day, the scoring wasn’t spectacular but every birdie/par( or bogey+) was hard won.
Walking up the 18th to a bank of people was good fun, even if Andy Gorman’s voiced carried across about 3holes as bets were taken as players putted out. Even raising his voice (!) to explain breaks on the 3 footers didnt help matters much. I managed to save my worst hole of the day for the 18th, taking a frustrating 7 to skip down a place or two. Hmmm.
Teresa wins Ladies Championship
Teresa took the ladies championship going out in the final pairing with Indra. Daisy had the halfway lead but after a heavy week playing county matches and a PGA day on Monday, she decided not to play Sunday. Teresa and Indra went head to head with Tee coming out on top and scooping the title. Superb result and a Swashbuckler win!
More congrats to Janine who won the ladies handicap title!
Jackson wins the Men’s after 3-way playoff
So as the scores were added up and put on the whiteboard, things were made very interesting when Stu’s 161 was matched by Jackson and Tom Austin. 3-way PLAY OFF! So back down the 18th the players went, with a supporting convoy of buggies to help take them up to the tee box. Waiting for the ladies matches to clear down the 18th, things were tense on the tee.
Tom took the honour to tee off first, followed by Stu and Jackson. Tom absolutely ripped his drive, an awesome hit taking him to 9iron distance (this is off the blues don’t forget). Stu and Jackson found the middle but 40yards behind. All three played solid shots in and around the green but none could get down in two so back to the 18th tee we went.
Keeping same order, Tom was desperately unlucky to find the very corner of the furthest fairway bunker after another cracking drive. Stu came up shorter after pulling his slightly left and Jackson was in the middle. With Stu laying up, Tom played out of the sand short but then found the greenside bunker with his approach. Jackson found the same spot on the green for the 3rd consecutive time. Stu couldn’t drop his excellent approach, Tom couldn’t get up and down to add pressure and Jackson took a more cautious approach to his long putt to sunk the second one for the par and the title. Great drama, just unlucky for both Tom and Stu, but there had to be a winner.
First – Jackson
Joint Second – Stu, Tom
Third – Our Scotty!!!
Prize giving went well and Denzil was told to ‘button it’ by Liz only once.
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