The Electrical Discounters/Engel 36 hole Stableford Championship was hotly contested over the weekend.The Electrical Discounters/Engel 36 hole Stableford Championship was hotly contested over the weekend.
The conditions were a little windy on the Saturday, but improved with some warm sunshine for Sunday.
However the course remains in excellent condition, making for a very close competition.
Forty-six players competed in the two day event.
After the first day the A grade leader was Keith Wade with an excellent score of 39 points and was three points clear of the rest.
Darryl Preiss was in second place with 36 points, followed by Phil Lynch on 35 and Geoff Hawes and Nigel Morgan tied on 34.
On the second day, Charlie Agett had the best A grade round of 38, which was three shots better than the rest of the field and enough to give him overall victory with a total 70 points, the rest of the contenders falling off the pace.
Phil Lynch was able hang in there with 33 points to give him an overall score of 68 and second place on count back from Keith Wade, who had a disappointing 29.
The first day also proved difficult for the B graders, Ged Palmer posting the best score of 37, followed closely by Rodney Smith on 36.
Robert Thompson and Bob Clayton were the next best with 34 points.
On Sunday, two players blitzed the field.
Rob MacAlister had an excellent 40 points, giving him an overall score of 73.
However it was only good enough for second, as Robert Thompson had a blinder returning 45 points for the day, giving him a total of 79 points to win by five.
Harry Holden led in C grade after day one with 36 points, followed closely by John Smith on 35.
The next best after that were Pepito Calica and Tim Coulter, each with 30 points.
On the second day Pepito turned up the heat with 36 points and a total over the two days of 66, the rest of the leaders falling away and this was enough for victory by one point.
Despite a disappointing 29 on the second day, Harry Holden was able to hang on for second by one point over John Smith, with a total 65.
The Saturday stableford event was a very closely fought competition, all grades being decided by count back.
In A grade, the winner was Steve Murphy with 39 points over Keith Wade, also on 39.
In B grade three players, Darryl Liebelt, Ged Palmer and Dan Thorpe were tied on 37 points, Darryl winning on a count back, Ged coming second.
The C grade winner was Harry Holden on a count back from Les Hill, both on 36 points.
The nearest-to-the-pin winners were Greg Coulter on the 9th and Terry Costello on the 18th.
Only three players, Clinton Agett, Danny Yarwood and Terry Costello, managed birdies on the par 3s.
Sunday’s stableford event winner in A grade was Brett Boswell who returned 40 points.
Charlie Agett was second with 38.
In B grade, the winner was Robert Thompson with 44 points.
Ben Kinslow came second on a count back from Robert MacAlister with 40 points.
The C grade winner was Murray Peters with 37 points.
Roger Thompson and Pepito Calica tied for second with 36 points, Pepito taking it on count back.
The longest drive winner was Keith Wade in A grade, Paul Hockey in B grade and Tom Mitchell Jnr in C grade.
Nearest-to-the-pin on the 9th was Robert MacAlister and on the 18th it was Gary Branford.
This Sunday is the Cowell open and the following Sunday is the Port Augusta open.
Players wishing to compete in these events will need to put their names on the lists pinned on the notice board quickly.
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