Better conditions, better scores

By Casey O'Connor

Stanthorpe golfers turned out in pleasant conditions last Saturday and enjoyed the change. The warmer conditions may have contributed to some players returning much better scores.

Casey Leotta and Ron Batterham both returned under par scores of nett 68.

A count back revealed Leotta had a better back nine. A one-shot difference relegated Batterham to the runner’s up spot in the round sponsored by greenkeeper Bill Pyne.

The improved conditions also suited the Ladies with several better scores recorded than in past weeks.

Lorraine Evans won the Ladies’ round with a score of nett 72. Sandra Morris, a new member continues to improve her game and after claiming the runner’s p spot with nett 74 last week it may not be long before we see her in the winner’s circle.

Rachel Hendry scored an eagle at the ninth hole – a par five for the Ladies. Hendry needed only three strokes to put the ball in the hole and collected a prize for her effort. It was no surprise she featured in the ladies run down with a score of 75.

Lyle Bryant (70), Kev Rowling (70) and Brendan Barker (71) also collected balls for their round.

This Saturday as we count down to the end of July play will be in the end of month medley sponsored by Anderson. It is a shot gun start at 11.45am. Please register by 11.25 to allow the starter time to send the field to their starting positions. Good to see there are already several name of the time sheet in the clubhouse for this event.

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