Gary Pollard continued his recent run of form to win the Yea Golf Club Men’s Championship on Saturday after a see-sawing final round with Brian Simmons. Gary started the day 1 shot in front, was behind after 5 holes but then regained the lead and finished with a solid round of 81. Brian was runner up with Michael Spagnolo third.
There were very exciting finishes in B and C grades with a playoff required to decide both titles. Jonathan Fisher and Greg Clements finished tied on 265 in B grade with Jonathan winning the sudden death play off on the 10th with a par.
Malcom Bett and Terry Chaplin finished tied on 280 in C grade and Terry won the play off, also on the 10th hole.
The 27 hole handicap events held in conjunction with the Championships were won by Gary in A Grade (nett 218), Greg in B Grade (nett 221) and Terry in C Grade (nett 220). Gary’s score of 218 also won the Clark Trophy for the best handicap score overall.
Gary completed a good day by winning the daily stroke event with a nett 71 from Neil Peterson and Peter Johnston on 72 and Terry Chaplin on 73. Brian Simmons won the daily putting competition with a very low 23 putts and Neil Peterson was NTP on the 14th.