Trophy hunters out in force
THERE was a good turnout in warm conditions, with a stiff breeze before the afternoon was out, to compete for the fine trophies provided by Country IT for the Casino Golf Club on Saturday.
There was a storm later in the afternoon, but the drought broke a little earlier, for the experienced combination of Ian Elkerton (19) and Greg Ryan (22) when they won the day with 47 pts in the 2BBB stableford.
It was a little less than might have been expected, given the amount of run and preferred lies in operation.
The runners-up, after a four-way countback, were John Marsh (21) and Darren Cooper (30) with 46pts.
Cooper also featured in the single played in conjunction, as runner-up, with 39pts, one point behind Lismore visitor, Anthony Trent (23) who returned 40pts.
As has been the case recently, golf balls were won to 33pts in a countback in the single, and to 44pts in the two ball, also in a countback
On Thursday, Aub Scofield (21) summoned up all his guile to take out the top prize in the single stableford with 39pts but before making off with the goodies, he had to survive a countback from Tony Donnelly (31) who should take heart from his narrow defeat.
It was good to see John Halliday hot on the heels of the top two with 38pts, his best score for some time from restricted opportunities.
As has been the case recently, there was a countback on 33pts for golf balls
Next Saturday's game is a single stroke for the last monthly medal of the year, sponsored by George and Fuhrmann.
There were more great trophies up for grabs in the Auto Club Championship qualifier on Sunday.
Steve (22) and Wayne (15) Devlin made a successful trip from Lismore, when they compiled 75pts in the two-ball aggregate and then survived a countback from the local team of Michael Greentree (21) and Mark Bratti (5) to win the day.
The winners are off for three days entertainment at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, and have the chance at winning further riches. The best single score was 41pts from Shaun Flannery (29).