It’s that man again – Greg Clark, who continues to amaze the local golfing fraternity.
Clark ruthlessly outclassed men’s golf captain Peter ‘China’ Brien on Saturday to advance to the semi-final stage of the Bill Bartlett Matchplay competition.
Then on Sunday, not happy with a hole-in-one a couple of months ago, and just to rub it in to golfers who have never achieved one in a lifetime of golf, Clark scored a hold in one again – and on the same 8th hole!
And if that’s not enough, Clark is leading the Nearest the Pin competition too.
One wonders what’s next for ‘Clarkie’ – an Albatross on the 1st hole maybe? (An Albatross is when a golfer scores two on a par five hole – extremely hard, and much more difficult than scoring a hole in one.)
A field of 16 players contested a Stroke event on Saturday, which was an event that seemed to be “shunned” by all the older players with the exception of the super-vet, Max Phillips, who will play anywhere, anytime, with anyone, and against anybody.
Paul Kershaw just pipped Jason Foster for the win on a countback after both golfers scored 70. Stewart Fraser came in third, one shot behind on 71.
Greg Clark was 4th and Mark Fraser 5th, both with scores of 73.
Nearest the Pin prizes were won on the 3rd hole by Bayley Prendergast, 7th—Garry Wilkin and 8th—Stewart Fraser.
The 11th and 15th holes were not won.
A group of 21 players competed in an individual Stableford event on Sunday.
Scores ranged from 39 to 21 with the average score just under 31.
The oldest man in the field, Michael Bannister, played consistently all day scoring 39 points but was however beaten on a countback by the more youthful Alec Fraser, who also finished with 39. Third place went to big-hitting Geoff Rorke on 38 points and 4th was Marc Fraser three points further back on 35.
Steven Manns completed the winning circle coming in 5th, also with 35 (Manns was the only Parramatta supporter on the day to score over 23!).
Nearest the Pin prizes went to: 8th hole—Greg Clark (hole in one) and the 15th – Geoff Rorke.
The Nearest the Pin competition is heating up and it’s no surprise to see Greg Clark out in front on 10.
Jay Egan and Bill Fugar are next on seven, with Alec Fraser, Stewart Fraser, Peter Lawrence and Max Phillips are all on six.
A Three Ball Classic (rules on the golfer’s notice board) is to be played this Saturday and an individual Stableford is set down for Sunday.—Out of Bounds