There was a good roll-up of 19 players for the men’s golf competition on Saturday, with all keen to make the best of the weekend weather before it turned sour.
The wind was a bit of a deterrent, and it seemed to follow the golfers around and be in their faces all day.
That didn’t affect Jacob Ryan who shot an amazing below-par round score of 69 for 36 stableford points.
It’s almost impossible for Ryan to win a Stableford with his +2 handicap, but he managed to hold off Mark Fraser and Jay Egan.
Both had 34 points with Fraser the runner-up on a countback.
Nearest the Pin prizes were won on the 3rd hole Bill Fugar and the 7th, 8th and 15th holes were all won by Ian Prendergast, who is fast becoming the 15th hole specialist.
On Sunday the forecast cold and windy weather wasn’t as bad as predicted, with 10 golfers challenging the conditions.
It seems some of the golfers are finally getting on top of the course and the conditions, with Mark Fraser and Bill Fugar both registering a score of 41 Stableford points.
Fraser won on a countback.
Peter Lawrence came in third with a par score for him of 36 points.
Nearest the Pin prizes were won on the 3rd hole by Fugar; 7th Stewart Fraser; and 15th Greg Clark.
Since the competition re-started this season, no one has landed a Nearest the Pin shot on the 11th hole.
The last golfer to do so was Greg Clark back on March 1 – the day he got his hole-in-one!
Colin ‘Butch’ Eves was back playing on Sunday although his score shows he didn’t have the best of days!
This Saturday the May Monthly Medal competition will be contested as a Stableford event and on Sunday an individual Stableford will be played.
The nominations for the Bill Bartlett Memorial Match Play competition closes this Sunday as well.
After his good form at the weekend, Mark “George” Fraser is firming as favourite to take out the title.
However, all the Frasers are contenders, having taken to golf well from their cricketing background and all are the most improved golfers in Cobar.