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Lockdown inspires Yamba golfers (sometimes)

Playing under lockdown rules is seeing some excellent scores at Yamba Golf & Country Club. The Thursday Stableford saw 151 golfers compete and with many handicaps reduced in the great conditions.

In A Grade, Wayne Rice won on a c/b from Craig Erskine with 41 points. Dylan Spagnolo continued his good form to take third place with 39.

The score of the day was recorded in B Grade when Dale Stephens scored 43 points to win from Nick Anderson and Stephen Lamb, both of whom scored 40.

Bruce Kilby had another great round to win C Grade with 42 points. Dale McGuffie was second with 41 and Ken Collins held off a number of others to take third place with 37 points on a c/b.

The ball rundown went to 35 with 16 on the back nine.

Dan Neill wins Stableford

There was spring in the air at Yamba Golf Club on Saturday when perfect conditions saw more good scoring in the Stableford event. Dan Neill had the best round of the day when he won A Grade with a sparkling 43 points. Mark Phillips was second with 42 and Andrew Smart third with 39.

Alex Holland and Adam Izzard each had 42 points in B Grade with the c/b having to be utilised to separate them. Alex took first place from Adam. Steven Abbott scored well to have 40 points to take the final spot on the podium.

Peter O’Donnell had a good win in C Grade with 39 points leaving Brian Pollock (34) and Bill Williams (33) to fill the minor placings. The ball rundown went to 34 with 16 on the back nine.

Inaugural lockdown cup to Nadene Carroll

Due to lockdown conditions, the number of players competing in regular competitions is reduced. Consequently, a special Sunday Medley Stableford will be held each Sunday of the current lockdown. Nadene Carroll took full advantage of the event to return a massive 44 points (which included three pickups) to win. David Grant scored a creditable 41 to take second place and Lynette Ford collected third place with a great round of 40 points. There will be another lockdown event next Sunday and entry is via the website as usual.

David Miles

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