Saturday saw the final round of three completed of the Men’s 2019 Championships at Royal Yea Golf Course. All grades finished with close scores especially C Grade where a play-off was needed. Final Results of this year’s competition were: A Grade – Winner Rick Wills 254, Runner’s Up Michael Spagnolo 257, Gary Pollard 258. B Grade – Winner Jeff Aurisch 265, Runner’s Up Peter Johnston 267, Martin Lowe 270. C Grade – Winner Sam Wright 297, Runner’s Up Carl Maffei 297, Malcom Bett 304, Bill Dredge. 305.
C Grade was decided by a sudden-death playoff with Sam Wright paring the 10th Hole. Winner of the Clarke Trophy for the best handicap score over the three rounds was Jeff Aurisch with 212. Ivor Brayley had 222, then Peter Johnston and Gary Pollard 225, followed by Rick Wills with 227.
The day’s results saw A Grade won by Gary Pollard 75 from Michael Spagnolo 79. B Grade was won by Peter Johnston 73(best score of the day) from Jeff Aurisch 74. C Grade was won by Ivor Brayley 74 on CB from Carl Maffei. Jeff Aurisch won the putting with 26 putts and Peter Keast won the Club Award.
Reminder to everyone that the reduced membership of $150 is still available for the rest of this month. Also this Friday is the Club’s major fundraising event, the Annual Corporate Ambrose Day – teams of 3. Just to let you know, we have decided to hit off at 8.30am instead of 9.00am on the Corporate Day on Friday. Please be at the course at 7.45am to register. Please let your your team members know and anyone else who may be playing on the day.