By Casey O'Connor
The Stanthorpe Golf Club held the annual Howard and Sons Cups competition last Saturday. Sponsored by Mitre 10 this event is one of the most popular and usually very closely contested Canadian Foursome and provides an interesting challenge to the stylised alternate hit format.
Last o finish proved lucky on Saturday for the team of Brady Morant and Darryl Boekholt. Their winning score of nett 66 1/4 ensuring their names will be added to a long list of previous winners.
Ian Harvey and Santo Cavallaro finished with a score of 68 1/8. That was good enough to propel them into second place.
The winning team in the Ladies Canadian foursomes was the pairing of Nikki Waterworth and Annelle Batterham. Runners up were Edith Stewart and Shaneen McLellan who finished only a few shots away.
Mark Hendry was on song at three and 12 collecting the Pin shots for those holes. Scott Constable is never far away from the action and claimed the Pin at 17.
There were no winners among the ladies at three but Linda and Sandra collected 12 and Helen and Kay were best at 17.
Winners of the Pro Pins were Mick O’Brien (1/10), Rino Piovesan (5/14) and Hayden Smith (9/18).
In the Men’s run down, it was a ball each to Hayden Smith and Travis Burton, Mark Hendry and Richard Reardon.
Lorraine Evans and Trish Fittock each collected a ball in the Ladies’ run down.
The October schedule is looking for local golfers. Next Sunday the club is holding the mixed foursomes championships. Tee off is from 8.30am following Sporters. There is a time sheet on the board at the clubhouse for this event.
The club’s Open weekend is fast approaching and the time sheet is filling fast. To avoid disappointment please add your names to the time sheet asap.
This Saturday play the contest will be for the October Monthly Medal and putting competition and will be sponsored by club members Ian Harvey and Rino Piovesan. It represents the final opportunity for players to qualify for the 2019 Medal of Medallists round in November. A time sheet for this event is also on the board at the club house.
A reminder to all players that Tee off times have reverted to the summer tee off of 11.30 am.