Cool start, damp finish

By Casey O'Connor

It was a cool start and damp finish for golfers playing the Single Stableford at the Stanthorpe Golf club on Saturday. The less than ideal conditions had little effect on the eventual winner Wes Smith. He carded a winning score of 43 after a front nine of 22 and 21 for the trip back to the club house.

Smith was a clear winner ahead of runner up Travis Burton who returned a score of 39 after finishing his round in the rain.

Aaron Simmers picked up a handy treble. Simmers held the pin shot at three: the pro-pin at 1/10 and collected a ball in the run down after finishing with 37 points.

Mike McAuliffe held the pin at 12 and Alan Kerr collected the remaining pin at 17 and the pro-pin at 9/18.

It was left to Rob Reeves to grab the final pro pin at 5/14. Brendan Barker had to share the spoils of the Birdies Nest at 13 with winner, Wes Smith.

In the Ladies event Neta Thouard completed a unique double. Her score of 33 points ensured a win on Saturday. Neta showed she has a liking for this event which was sponsored by Keith and Helen Jones. Thouard won the same sponsored event 12 months ago.

There were four Ladies vying for the runners up position after each returned 28 points. It was Lorraine Evans who got the nod. Sponsor Keith Jones has had some sight issues recently but he and Helen remain strong supporters of the club. Members are hoping to welcome Ken back on the course shortly.

Kay Webb held the ladies pin at three. Linda Kelly had closest approach at 12 and Neta Thouard was in the hole for two at the 17th.

There is a time sheet on the board in the clubhouse for the club Single Stableford this Saturday. Sponsors are Tom and Trish Fittock and tee off is from 11.00am. Members will be hoping the current forecast of clear weather is on the money.

Golfers are reminded that the Zone One carnival is scheduled to be played at Inglewood Golf Club this Sunday June 16.

Stanthorpe golfers intending to play should refer to the flier on the notice board at the Stanthorpe clubhouse for full competition details.

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