Inter Mine Challenge back-to-back wins for CSA

CSA Mine claimed the Inter Mine Golf Challenge 2021 trophy on Saturday with the mine’s general manager Peter Christen and employee Tadgh Waugh pleased to accept the winners trophy at the presentations that followed the game. ▪ Photo contributed

After the Inter Mine Golf Challenge was cancelled in 2020 and then postponed in July this year (due to the COVID pandem-ic), it eventually went ahead on Saturday and proved to be a challenge in itself.
The weather decided to put its two cents worth in and tried to disrupt the 102 players from competing with heavy rain last week.
Luckily the course was dry enough by Sat-urday for everyone to get out and play in the July-like weather.
With a mix of rain showers, sunshine and strong winds, you could have been forgiven for thinking Cobar was a suburb of Mel-bourne!
The Mine team winners for 2021 were the CSA Mine team of Peter Christen, Brandt Patterson and Jade Buckman with a 58 net score. (All were handy players but without handicaps.)
Garry Wilkin, Marc Fraser and Karl Saun-ders were the best finishing Non-mine team with 62 1/2 net.
The Ladies winning team consisted of Jan-nine Wilkin, Brenda Fugar and birthday girl Karen Manns on 72 1/6 net.
The Mixed team winners, who finished second overall, were Jay and Zoë Egan and Bianka Jacobson.
They finished with a score of 59 2/3 net, and with the girls being non-golfers and hav-ing handicaps of 36 each, it gave a boost to the team’s net score.
The novelty prizes went to Brenda Fugar and Smedley Nicholson (straightest drives), Rachel Carey and Corin Ah See (longest drives).
The Nearest the Pin winners were Narelle Kriz (3), Zoë Egan, Wan Sipatsa, Stephen Manns, Geoff Rorke, David ‘Flash’ Gordon and Rob Russell.
This was the first year the challenge was held without Endeavor Mine taking part.
Tritton has however stepped in and now makes up the three mines competing for the overall trophy.
This year CSA finished as back-to-back winners with an average score of 61 1/3 net.
Peak just scrapped into second spot with 67 1/4 nett over Tritton on 67 1/3 nett.
The day could not have gone as well as it did without the small band of committee members and those who were roped in to lend a hand as well as all the sponsors and local businesses who dug deep to ensure every player received a wonderful prize or auction item.
The next Inter Mine Golf Challenge will be held in July 2022, and it’s hoped it will be bigger and better than ever.—T’d Off