Weekend’s weather was far from ideal for golf games

Men’s golf captain, Peter ‘China’ Brien congratulating the CADJ Carwash golf winners on Monday, Brad Bannister and Peter Lawrence. ▪ Photo contributed

There were good fields of men golfers on the local course over the long weekend, despite the warmer, windy weather.

Monday’s weather was far from ideal for golf however there were still 14 players who contested a team event, a four ball aggregate, sponsored by CADJ Carwash.

There was an individual competition as well and some good scores resulted.

Brad Bannister and Peter Lawrence won the day with 76 points, followed by the teaming of Matt Russell and Alec Fraser with 73.

Third place went to the super-vet, Max Phillips and Paul Kershaw with 71.

Bannister topped off his day by also having the best individual score with 42 points and second place went to Geoff Rorke with 39.

Nearest the Pin prizes were won on the 3rd hole by Mark Fraser; 7th—Paul Kershaw; 8th—Peter Brien; and 15th—Peter Lawrence.

The 8th round of the Captain’s trophy competition was played on Saturday with 16 golfers playing the Stroke event.

Peter Lawrence won the day with 77 off the stick and a score of 64.

He just managed to hold off Stewart Fraser on 65, Tom Good (66) and the golf captain himself, Peter ‘China’ Brien, who took 4th place with a score of 68.

The best Scratch score of the day was a five-over 76 by Garry Wilkin; but not good enough to win a ball!

Nearest the Pin prizes were won on the 3rd and 8th holes by Brien; on the 7th by Lawrence and the 15th was won by Alec Fraser.

A field of 13 brave golfers battled the heat and wind on Sunday for the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club Day, an individual Stableford event.

Despite the poor playing conditions, there were some good, close scores recorded.

Alec Fraser handled the conditions best and scored 39 points, closely followed by Jack Kershaw 37 (12 points better than his old man), and Craig Dillon (who can’t seem to stay away from Cobar) came in third on 35 points.

The Nearest the Pin winners were: 7th hole—Peter Brien; 8th—Mark Fraser; and 15th—Dillon.

This Saturday’s game will be a Par event followed by an individual Stableford on Sunday.

The NSW Sand Green Championships will be held at Barraba on Saturday and Sunday as well.

Jacob Ryan, along with club captain Peter Brien, will both be competing there with Ryan defending the title he won last year.

The Western Districts Pennants will be held in Warren next Sunday and Cobar is hoping to take two teams.

So far the players who have committed are: Stewart Fraser, Mark Fraser, Alec Fraser, Peter Brien, Garry Wilkin, Tom Good and Colin ‘Butch’ Eves.

Another five players are needed to make up the two teams.

Any golfer who can play, is asked to put their  name on the golfers’ notice board at the club.—Way out of bounds