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Kylie Ryan, who soared to Eagle Glory and partner Peter Fitzpatrick who was the A Grade winner in the prestigious Medal of Medals on Saturday. Image: contributed

Medal of Medals – Maclean Golf Club

With a bumper field of 115 and a further 25 women in a separate competition, the club and course was buzzing with contenders for the top prizes, including a large contingent of guests from Grafton and Yamba.

Peter Fitzpatrick not only won the days A Grade medal with a great nett score of 69 to just pip the clubs form player of the last month Tom Martin on c/b, but his score was just good enough to win the medal of medals out of all the previous twelve months medal winners in all grades. Michael McGowan was just one shot back, with an excellent score of 70, for third place in A Grade.

In B Grade, Anthony Mees’ top score of 69 nett was just one shot too good for two Yamba visitors Tom Littlechild and Guy Carpenter.

In C Grade, Ryan Wisley followed up his Club Championship victory with a winning nett 74, but only just on c/b from another Yamba guest Oliver Scott.

In the women’s competition, top place went to Jeannie Doolan with 36pts. She just closed out Kate Ayres on c/b, with the irrepressible Liama Hunter just one shot back in third place

NTP on 2nd was won by Rod Smith with a triple of Yamba players: Goss Phillips, Col Lindsay and Terry Winser taking out 7, 11 and 17. Brett O’Connor (another recent form player) was very close with the Thistle ninth hole.

Shot of the day to almost eclipse her winning partner Peter Fitzpatrick was certainly that of Kylie Ryan.

Playing its full dog leg length with the flag almost off the back of the green, the fourteenth was eagled by Kylie from a bullet like third shot straight into the hole.

Other ball prizes in each grade went down to nett 76.

Maclean midweek Stableford

With another large field of eighty golfers enjoying the excellent conditions prior to the green renovations, the leader board was chockfull of good scores.

In A Grade, Justin Lavendar at last fulfilled his potential with 38pts, just pipping the excellent Stephen Potter on c/b.

In B Grade pro shop volunteer stalwart Wendy King trounced her PGA pro husband Paul again, to win the grade with 37 points. Second, but only just on c/b, was Peter Wild.

C Grade was a breeze for John Perriot. His 40 points was a clear seven shots ahead of second placed of Ted Harvey.

Coby Tabor had a stunning start to his round with an eagle 3 on the first hole.

Patrick Vaccinato was closest on the second hole and a returning to form Geoff Willis was centimetres way from the 7th. Kevin Stokes was close to the side of the 11th hole and Luke Many was so close to a clubhouse round of drinks at the 17th.

Luke also managed to get his second shot closest to the 9th hole to take out the Thistle prize.

Ball prizes down to 33 points in all grades.

Miles James

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