Rothwell wins with only score under 72

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

On a tough day with challenging weather conditions, Graeme Rothwell had the only net score below 72 to win the Brian Jennings Accounting Monthly Medal on Saturday. He also won B grade.

A net score of 73 was required in A and C grades — John Radeski defeating Barry Barlow on countback in A grade, and John Irwin defeating Lachie Campbell by a shot in C grade.

On Wednesday it was rather cool, but at least not blustery, although similar to Saturday the scoring wasn’t brilliant. Dave Whelan took out A grade with 38 points on countback from Graeme ‘Wrecker’ Willoughby, and Jim Poka snr had 37 points, which was enough to win B grade by a shot from Ian Campbell.

Wednesday’s highlight was a hole-in-one by Brian ‘Billy’ Bourke on the difficult par three 13th.

Last Thursday the ladies had their monthly medal, won by Brenda Leetham with net 69.

Tomorrow is the popular Borella Cup, which is one of the most sought after trophies each year. The winner can get it filled with their favourite beverage and delivered on a silver tray each golf competition day for three months.

Sunday is the Western Riverina mixed fourball best ball qualifying round.

On Monday there will be the veterans’ competition with the option of nine or 18 holes - 9.30am shotgun start, followed by lunch.

In the clubhouse, tonight we have the Christmas In July dinner which has attracted lots of interest. There are still a few tickets available for the delicious three course traditional feast, including prawns.

The raffle and Joker’s Wild will run tonight as usual, with tickets on sale from 6pm. Raffle draws start at 7.30 and the Joker’s draw will be at 8pm - it’s reached an impressive $5600.

Last week’s results:

Saturday July 7, Brian Jennings Accounting Monthly Medal:

Ball comp: G Rothwell, J Radeski, B Barlow, J Poka snr, J Irwin, I Campbell, D Wade, L Chappell, A Jenkin, C Thompson, C Hardman, G Willoughby, W Jamieson, D Hunter, N Purtill, C Thomson, J Penna, D Grant, N Werner, G Willis, P Oddy, P Rae.

NTP: 2nd P Rae; 5th J Radeski, J Choice; 9th N Purtill, J Poka snr; 13th G Rothwell, A Hall. Golden hole J Radeski.

Wednesday July 11, single stableford:

A grade D Whelan 38, c/b G Willoughby; B grade J Poka snr 37, r/u I Campbell 36.

Ball comp: G Willoughby, J Poka snr, D Donnolly, R Parks, R Phillips, P Seely, R Yates, B Bourke, J Radeski, K Pearce, G Davies, P Robinson, N Purtill, J Penna, V Kelly, B Jennings, I Campbell, D Whelan, J Sommerfeld, B Barlow, c/o 33.

NTP: J Sommerfeld, R Parks. Golden hole B Barlow.

Thursday July 5, ladies monthly medal:

Medal winner B Leetham 69; A grade C Hardman 71, r/u M Radeski 74; B grade B Leetham 69, r/u B Daniels 70. Vets B Leetham.

Ball comp: S Simpson, J Armytage, K Leetham, R Barnes, L O’Brien, C Maher, G Beckton c/o 79.

NTP: 9th C Hardman; 11th L O’Brien. Putting K Leetham.

Tuesday July 10, ladies nine hole stroke:

L Kemp 50-18-32 c/b, r/u K Campbell 50-18-32.

Ball comp: S Butcher, F Harrington, P Taylor, R Barnes, B Leetham, M Sharp, M Smith.

NTP: K Kemp.

Putting: S Butcher 13 putts.