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Maclean golf Thursday Medley Stableford

A good field of 65 enjoyed the brilliant sunshine in Maclean on Thursday.

In A Grade, John Carlton made light of his rushed preparation to win the day in tightly fought contest. He just edged out visitor from Coraki Jamie Pengilly on 38 points.

In B Grade, Dickie Parker multi tasked by winning with a magnificent 41 points, which was way too good for his singles matchplay semi-finalist opponent.

Anne D’arcy made welcome return to the leader board to come in second on count back from Richard Crawford Ross and visitor from Victoria Paul French.

Nearest the pins went to Dickie Parker with his tap in birdie on the second hole, Mark Hemmy on the seventh, John Carlton on the eleventh and young Coby Tabor on the seventeenth.

Tony Martin  of Tom Martin Electrical celebrated his new sponsorship deal with the Club with an eagle on the first hole.

The Thistle prize went to Stephen McKenzie and ball prizes went down to 34 points in grade A and B.

 

Saturday Medley Stableford

 

Brilliant sunshine and blustery conditions greeted the excellent turnout of just shy of a hundred golfers. Guests from all over the eastern states had an exhilarating day, but locals cleaned out all the prizes.

In A Grade, a  good score became an excellent one courtesy of a rebound off a golf cart and Peter Fitzpatrick’s 40 points was just good enough to edge out Milo James on 39 . Mark Tabor was just one point behind to secure third place.

In B Grade, Daniel Kelly with a top score of 43 points off 19 handicap will be in A Grade very soon. Noel Butcher on 42 points would have won the 1st prize on any other day and Jonah Menzies very good score of 39 points in third place was almost pedestrian in comparison.

In C Grade, Gregory White on 39 points was two clear of Jeff Boylan from Yamba and the improving Stewart McDonald.

Geoffrey Miller won two nearest the pins but managed to miss both the birdie putts – even after a putting lesson from the ladies club champion.

Other nearest the pins were won by Stephen McMahon and Derek Bloomfield.

The thistle how was won by the frequently shining Justin Menzies.

Ball prizes down to 34 in A Grade and the highest 33 points scorer in B Grade.

Miles James

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