Well the McLennan family had it to themselves last Saturday with cousins Kris and Sam leading the large field of 66 players.
Young Sam was the winner of the March Monthly medal with a great round of 74 off the stick to record a net 65 which beat Kris by a shot. Kris scored a net 66 ( a fine 68 - 1 under off the stick) to win a sleeve of balls as the division 1 runner up. Well done to the McLennan boys and by the way - Milo played as well but his 82 nett saw him at other other end of the field.
The division 2 winner was Scott Beard with a net 67, one shot in front of runner up Mark Thomas.
As mentioned, the large field playing generally found the course the winner with just six players recording a nett of less than par 69.
The ball run down saw Peter Farrell win a ball with a 67, Tim Sutton 68, Greg Wallace, Rod Macdonald and Mick Banks 69, Al Matthews and Ed Raets 70, and Ben Griffiths, Mick Hoskin back in form, Mick Payne, Joe McIvor and Errol McGrady all on 71.
The Pin Shots went to Geoff Hinze on the 5th, Jay Roberts the 7th, Ben Griffiths the 9th, that good golfer Eamon Cockram on the 11th and Pete farrell on the 16th. The Pro Pin on 13 saw Greg Wallace win 4 balls, Gordon McKeen 3, Wayne Watt, Charlie Morrison and Kris McLennan 2 each and Tony Kahler, Mick Hoskin and Shane Scotney a ball each.
Lots of "A" graders mentioned there all getting ready for the championships which commence next weekend.
The first of the 4 rounds start next Saturday and the conditions of play are posted on the board at the Club.
Please note that the costs are $15.00 per round instead of the normal $16 and all rounds are to be played in mens only groups of a maximum of four players. All players must be financial at the time of play and all 4 rounds will be played under Preferred Lie (1 card length) through the green but no nearer the hole.
The divisions are scratch to 12.4 in A grade, 12.5 to 19.4 in B grade and 19.5 to 36.4 in C grade. Vets are aged 55 years or older as at the 9th March. The leading 8 players in each grade must play in the seeded draw in the final round.
We look forward to a great few days of championship golf over the next two weekends and the best of luck to all contestants.
Please note that the Condamine Steel Shoot Out is still open to all players and that all 4 rounds of the championships are to count towards the shoot out scores of each player