The first Ambrose tournament of the year was played in the Men’s Golf competition on the weekend and it was the popular Polyfabrications Day sponsored by Garry Wilkin and Polyfabrications.
As is the usual case with Ambrose days it brings a few players out of the woodwork and there was a good roll-up of 30 players (10 teams) on Saturday.
An event like this is set up for a team like the Fraser family – Stewart, Alec and Mark, and they didn’t disappoint, turning in a four-under score to win the event by more than two shots.
Second place went to the father and son combination of Ian and Bayley Prendergast who teamed up with cool headed David ‘Ooze’ Knight.
It was Ooze’s first game of the year and he was heard to be still skiting about leading the Bushies over the Townies to a win last
Conspicuous by his absence on Saturday was Townies’ captain Mick Bannister!
Third place went to the veteran team of Max Phillips, Will Brown and John Collins, a mere three shots behind the winners. (How good must have these players been in their youth?)
Nearest the Pin prizes were won on the
3rd hole by Jason Foster, 7th—Bill Fugar, 8th—Greg Clark, 11th—Peter Lawrence and Alec Fraser won the 15th. Fugar’s shot on the 7th hole was just inches from a hole-in-one.
A field of 14 players backed up for an individual Stableford game on Sunday and once again the scores were nothing to write home about however a little bit of is consistency starting to creep in.
Greg Clark, with 37 points, was one shot better than Alec Fraser and Max Phillips on 36, with Fraser beating Phillips for second place on a countback.
Fourth place went to Sam Kershaw on 35 points.
Former Cobar champion golfer Andrew Bartlett was back out playing (and not disgracing himself) and he finished with 33 points.
Nearest the Pin wins were recorded on the 3rd hole by Bayley Prendergast, 7th—Alec Fraser, 8th and 15th—Peter Brien.
The 11th was not won.
The 4th Round of the Captain’s Trophy will be played this Saturday as a Stroke event and Sunday’s game is a Stableford.—Out of Bounds