First round of the championships for men was held last Saturday with a few surprise results.
Leaders for the first round in A grade are Drew Glasson with a round of 77/68 with a count back to Peter Farrell a 77/71 to be lowest of the stick. Greg McCoy a round of 79/75, Drew taking the nett from Phil Mander an 81/69, Greg Smith an 80/ 70, Stu Johnston 80/72, Eddy Penrose 81 /73, all in the mix along with Nathan Smith 81/80.
For B grade Trevor Hopkins stood out with a score of 78/62 to take the voucher followed by Rod Robertson an 82/ 68 score card. Next came Paul McElhinney 83/70, John Kelly 85/69, Bryan Ussher 86/70, Warren Fuller 85/71, and Steve Frost and Michael Nugent 88/72 each.
In C grade plenty of players held up their bats after topping a hundred plus, not so the winner on the day with a surprise return to the grade Dennis Ashton, who won the handicap score with 90/69.
However Steve Doherty takes the front in the gross with a 89/69 then we had Gary Roach with 92/ 69 well in the mix. Others to keep an eye on over the coming weeks are Snowy Freeman 92/72, Robert Bond 92/73, Dean Crowley 98/76,Trevor Peck 95/76, Mark Cooney 96/76.
Ball rundown for the round went to 74 with only 3 to collect and they were Allan O’Brien, Trevor Peter, and Mark McFaul. NTP: Jason Belt on Sladies hole 3.
The 5th, now sponsored by Nambucca Newsagent (thanks to Warwick and Darleen) for a jackpot lottery ticket, went to Bryan Ussher and the 7th. Peter Miller took 8th, Stu Johnston won the pizza at 13th, Robert Reid the 15th, and Graham Weary walked off with a bag of money at 18th.
Thursday turned out to be a great day for Denise Paluch (14) after she took the winners circle from the boys with a fine round of 41 point in the stableford. Trailing Denise was Chis Thorndike (10) with a 40 point round and not to happy to lose his top spot on the leaders board.
Walter Bortoletto came out tops in second division in the count back with Peter McGill, both play off 22 handicap and both with a 38 point round. Others to show good form on the day were Tim Standing 37, Peter Delaney 37, Dirk Prummel a 36 along with Mark Cooney and Don Lavery.