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Todd Brewer beats the wet Yamba course

Over 120mm of rain fell on Yamba Golf Course on Tuesday and Wednesday leaving everyone in doubt that the course would be playable on Thursday.

Amazingly, the fairways dried out very quickly and 97 hardy golfers competed in the midweek Stableford event.

Round of the day was scored by Todd Brewer when he compiled 40 points to win A Grade from David Miles (38) and Peter Kelly (37).

In B Grade, Sid Mills returned to the podium with a fine round of 38 points. Larry McKenzie was second with 36 and Jan Dampney third with 35.

David Barnsley was the C Grade winner with 36 points. He was followed by Ken Pallich (34) and David Green (33).

NTP’s: SeaFire Steak & Seafood 3rd – Greg McLeod 32cm; Peter Campbell Physiotherapy 9th – Bruce Zietsch 550cm; SeaFire 10th – Alex Podbereski 30cm; Yamba Barber Shop 12th – Tommy James 220cm and SeaFire 17th – David McGregor 550cm.

The ball rundown finished at 33 points with 19 on the back nine.

Adam Izzard, Saturday winner

Saturday was one of those perfect Yamba spring days. Scoring was still a bit difficult after the recent rains and the holes were cut in some testing positions.

A field of 157 golfers competed in the Stableford event and Adam Izzard had the best round of the day when he won A Grade with 40 points. Neil Gore-Brown was runner up with 38 on the countback from Peter Kelly.

Pip Dixon scored well in B Grade to win with 38 points from Andrew McLennan and Alan Warry, both of whom had 37.

Evergreen Gordon Wilson showed the way in the C Grade to win on a countback from Douglas Brown with 39 points. Thomas Crozier took third place with 34 on a countback.

NTP’s: 3rd – Jan Dampney 232cm; 9th – Irvine Gillies 82cm; 10th – Dave Wilson 78cm; 12th – John Ashby 95cm and 17th – Peter Hyslop 149cm. Thanks go to our sponsors, Seafire Steak & Seafood, Peter Campbell Physio and Bean Scene Café.

Balls went down to 33 with 19 on the back.

Winner of the Friday Chook Run was James Allan with 20 points on a countback.

David Miles

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