BIG FIELD FOR PEIRCE TROPHY

By Casey O'Connor

The Peirce Trophy event, a mixed 4BBB Stableford is one of the most popular events on the Stanthorpe Golf Calendar. On Saturday the largest number of players to contest the event for some time hit the course.

Competition was fierce and a count back was necessary to determine the 2019 winners after two teams finished with scores of 45 points. After the count back Madeline Jarman and Rino Piovesan were declared winners. Lorraine Evans and Eric McLellan left to settle for the runners up position.

There were some players who were unable to find a partner for the event and they played the “Stableford for Singles”.

David Burgess scored a win in this event with a score of 39 points. Rod Werner returned 37 points and was runner up in this section. Brady Morant held the pro-pin at 1/10, Rino Piovesan at 5/14 and Tom Fittock at 9/18.

Pin shots went to Trevor Ludlow (3); Mark Hendry (12) and Ricky Chapman (17).

Kay Webb held the ladies’ pin at 3 and the approach at 17 while Helen Jones had the best approach at 12. The Birdies nest was not claimed.

In the run down, it was a ball each to Bill Pyne and Kay Webb, Ricky Chapman, Andrew Burgess and Mick O’Brien.

The event was sponsored by the Peirce family. Unfortunately, Bob and Elaine Peirce were unable to attend this year but the club is grateful for the family’s continued sponsorship of this popular event.

Not only do the winners have their names added to the trophy but they now have their Christmas ham sorted after they collected the hams kindly donated by Bob and Elaine Peirce.

This Saturday Michael Lane sponsors a single stroke event. It is the final single event before the announcement of the male and female ‘Golfer of the Year.’

After 12 months of play, the men’s division is pretty clear cut. The leader board in the ladies section reveals a small gap between leading players and the final result could well be decided on the outcome of this weekend’s round.

Tee off from is from 11.30 am and there is a time sheet is on the board.

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