Jake Clarke holds narrow lead in Macksville golf club championships

Shane Langley playing out of trouble on Sunday at Macksville
Shane Langley playing out of trouble on Sunday at Macksville

JIM Angel from Goodyear Autocare sponsored a stroke event on Saturday at Macksville Golf Course for the monthly medal and spoon. The day was also the first round of the club championships.

Jake Clarke had a great round of one over par 73 to take out the medal and spoon and also won the A grade competition. Runner-up in A Grade was Ross Donnelly, Jim Wilkes won the B Grade and Troy Grace was runner-up. Bill Parker took out C Grade with Bob Lindsay runner-up. 

Paul Donges took out the front nine with Tony Henshaw claiming the back nine.

Nearest the pin shots on the 4th/13th went to A Grade Geoff O'Grady, B Grade Rod Curtis and Cameron Knox won the C Grade and also took out the $30 voucher.

Other nearest the pins: A Grade 9th/18th Geoff O'Grady, B Grade 5th/14th Troy Grace and the C Grade 8th/17th Al Keetman.

Sunday saw the second round of the championships sponsored by Beryl and John Fortescue. 

Winner of the A Grade was Gary Clarke with Ross Donnelly runner-up. Jim Wilkes backed up his form from Saturday to take out the B Grade with Greg Zirkler runner-up. Brian Turner won the C Grade with Eric Wise runner-up.

Front nine was won by Troy Grace with Darren Pike taking out the back nine.

Nearest the pins on the 4th/13th went to A Grade Darren Pike, B Grade Paul Donges and Bill Parker won the C Grade.

Other nearest the pins went to Gary Clarke A Grade 8th/17th and Brian Wood won the C Grade on the 9th/18th.

In the champs, the leaderboard has: A Grade – Jake Clarke 155 gross (138 nett), Ross Donnelly 156-141, Brian Burns 157-145 and Gary Clarke 159.  B Grade – Jim Wilkes 172-140, Greg Zirkler 178-146, Troy Grace 181-147 and Paul Donges 182-148. C Grade – Al Keetman 189-147, Shane Langley 197-156, Noel Austin 198-156 and Tony Henshaw 191-145.

Saturday’s third round of the championships will be sponsored by the Brunsdon family.

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