Big Day at the Masters
The second round of the Foodworks Murrindindi Masters was played at Yea on Saturday on a perfect summer’s day. A large field of 102 players took part with 82 men and 20 women.
The mini Masters for the women was won by Bev Bellman from Marysville with a very good round of 38 points. Bev was winner on a countback fromn Mim Page, also from Marysville, who was the A grade winner. Helen Findlay, Alexandra was in 2nd place with 37 points. Jenny Arms, Marysville was the B Grade winner with 36 points on a countback from Yea’s Christine Simmons.
In the men’s section, Yea’s Rick Wills had the round of the day to win the mini Masters with a very good score of 42 from from his 9 handicap. In A grade Yew-Ming Kuan, Marysville, had 39 poiunts to win from Shane McGorlick, Alexandra on 38. John Tanner, Yea won the B grade section with 38 points from fellow Yea member, Terry Chaplin on 37. In C Grade Rob Kidd, Alexandra was the winner with 39 points fromn Maurie Frogley, Eildon on 38.
Nearest the pins were won by Steve Krueger, Russell Haack, Adam Littlejohn and Margaret Blair.
The trophies were presented by veteran Alexandra member, Norm Reddrop, representing the Reddrop family who run the Foodworks stores in the Shire of Murrindindi. When thanking the Reddrop family for their continued support of the event, Yea Captain, Gary Pollard noted that in the 9 years of the event the four clubs have benefitted by around $100,000 from this tournament. It has certainly become a major feature of golf in Murrindindi Shire