2017 OPEN TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Our Open tournament was held this past weekend with cold but calm weather for the Ladies on the Friday, even sunshine by the afternoon.
The hot soup was very welcome after 9 holes and a chicken curry open sandwich with side salad for lunch, followed by a large selection of homemade cakes to finish off with coffee.
The Open Champion for this year was Wendy Tottenham (Curlewis) with 87
A Grade Nett – Tracey Mackay (Beeac) 94-21-73
B Grade Gross – Liz Hendy (Clifton Springs) 96
B Grade Nett – Debby O’Shannassy (East Geelong) 101-27-74 on c/b from Ella Rogers (Inverleigh)
NTP 3rd – Ella Rogers (Inverleigh)
NTP 15th – Pat Malloch (Curlewis)
Saturday was not so nice for the men, no rain, but extremely windy and cold, never the less the field flowed smoothly and again the hot soup after 9 holes was very welcomed by all players.
After they had completed the 18 holes a lovely hot meal of casserole, chat potatoes and stir-fry vegetables followed by homemade Pavlova – very popular desert – was completely consumed by all the men.
This year the club trialed something different for the men, to see if it helped with entries, the jury is still out on that decision …. The Open for the men was only 18 holes instead of the traditional 27. This was a favorable idea from several players, yet others were so keen on the format …. Seems there is no pleasing all of the people all of the time !!
The Open Champion for this year was Brad Dunn (East Geelong) 73
A Grade Nett – Tobi Sauni (Winchelsea) 79-8-71
B Grade Gross – Brad McDonald (Clifton Springs) 80
B Grade Nett – Andrew Coles (Beeac) 83-14-73
C Grade Gross – James Drayton (Beeac) 90
C Grade Nett – Guenter Moosbrugger 92-22-70
The Briody Family Shield which is played over three Opens – Bannockburn, Winchelsea & Inverleigh. The aggregate scores of the top 20 players (nett) in the three Opens is calculated.
This year the winner of this event was James Drayton from Beeac with a score of 34.5 pts. The runner up was Brad McDonald from Clifton Springs 30.5.
Congratulations to James on winning the Shield this year.
4BBB Stableford (Any combination)
Unfortunately Sunday weather was very unkind to all golfers, rain overnight and during the morning saw the shotgun start delayed for 15 mins so the rain could ease which it did and eventually stopped.
Hot finger food and sandwiches and slices for afternoon tea was again much appreciated by all.
1st – Sally Dyer (Winchelsea) and Tobi Sauni (Winchelsea) 42 points c/b
2nd – Tom Lee (Inverleigh) & Steve Wemyss (Inverleigh) 42 points
3rd – Len Bagley (Bannockburn) and Vince Graham (Bannockburn) 41 points
NTP 3rd – Men – Tobi Sauni, Ladies – The club
8th Men – Steve Wemyss, Ladies – Lesley Richardson
15th Men – Frank Lymer, Ladies – Lesley Richardson
Congratulations to all the winners, and from the Inverleigh Golf Club a big thank you to all the players for your support. Small country clubs all have difficulties in obtaining large fields, so it is very much appreciated that all the small clubs in this district support one another.
Good golfing for the remainder of this year, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year, maybe bring a fellow golfer with you.
See Photo Gallery For Winners