By Casey O'Connor
Like grass across the region, the grass on fairways of the Stanthorpe Golf course has responded well to the recent rain. The sudden spurt of grass growth has stopped a lot of the run that has been assisting scoring. In last weekend’s Stableford event, low markers held the advantage over the field. Matt Waterworth topped the list with 37 points and also collected the Birdies Nest at 10. Brendan Barker was just one point back on 36 and claimed the runner’s up position. Both enjoyed Saturday’s conditions. They are ‘A’ grader players and both are renowned for hitting the ball a long way. Brendon Barker had a field day with the pro-pins with 1/10, 5/14 and 9/18 all going his way.
It was also a close finish in the Ladies event with Fiona Kelly eventually taking the honours with a score of 30 points for the round. Again there was just one point separating the winner and runner up. Helen Jones finishing with 29 points.
The competition was sponsored by the Stanthorpe travel agency, Helloworld, and the club thanks them for their continued sponsorship.
Alan Kerr found his missing range and accuracy and the pin shot at three. Scott Constable held the pin at 12 and Max Hunter fresh from overseeing the Apple and Grape Arches moved into place’s early Saturday morning was on song at 17.
Nikki Waterworth was on the money at three claiming the Ladies pin at three while Lorraine Evans and Kay Webb had the best Approach Shots at 12 and 17 respectively.
In the men’s rundown, a ball was presented to Tod Beckett (33), Keith Green (33) and Keith Jones (33). Kay Webb (28) and Lorraine Evans (25) were in the run down for the ladies.
A 4BBB Stableford sponsored Eric and Shaneen McLellan is scheduled for this Saturday. It is a shot gun start at 11.45 am. Players must be registered at least 20 minutes prior to the starting time to allow the starter time to determine tee positions.