The Blackwood Cup was contested at Colac Golf Club by both men and women competitors, with Colac 405 points defeating Apollo Bay 386 points. Best for Apollo Bay: Brian McKenzie, who won C grade with 41 points, Manuel Quintana 37 points, Rocky Dimieri 35 points, Don Wagstaff 34 points and Doug Biggs, who also achieved a nearest the pin on the 7 th hole, with 34 points. The women’s winner was Kerryn Wagstaff with 32 points.
First round of the women’s Summer Cup, which resulted in a win for Vicki Hannah with 84-15-69. Runner-up on a count-back from Janice McKenzie, was Adele Rowarth with 99-29-70. The B Grade winner was Caroline Wren with 107-39-68 and runner-up was Sami Oguzhan with 105-36-69. 31 Putts was a winning score for Vicki Hannah in A grade while Jeanette Dodds in B Grade had 32 putts.
Second week of the men’s 4 week stableford competition one grade resulted in a win for Ian Richardson with 41 points. Geoff Vesey was runner-up with 38 points on a count-back from Brian McKenzie and Alan Rowarth. Don O’Meara had a nearest the pin on 1 st /10 th hole as did Bill Buckley in B Grade.
Women’s 9 hole stroke round 0-30 handicap winner was Dawn Thomas 46-14½-31½ with runner-up Margaret Smith scoring 43-10½-32½. 31-45 handicap winner, was Sami Oguzhan 50-18-32. Runner-up Jeanette Dodds scored 52-19-33. Putting A grade was won by Sandra Toone with 14 putts and in B Grade, Sally Cannon won with 16 putts on a count-back from Sally Stone.
Men’s Summer Cup round 1: A grade winner Jason Newcombe scored nett 65 and runner-up Scott Fowler had nett 66. NTP 1/10 was John
Nankervis and on 9/18 Guy Permazel was closest. In B Grade Alan Rowarth’s winning score was nett 60 and runner-up Ray Matthews scored a nett 60. Ray was also the Monthly Medal winner.
Chicken Run Scott Fowler scored 19 points and Bill Buckley 18 points.
It was opening Day for the women golfers. The 1 st putt for the season honour went to Jill Fowler for winning the SWGA B grade championship in 2018. The competition to follow was an 18 hole 3-person Ambrose, played in very blustery conditions with a smattering of rain. The winning team, comprising of Margaret Smith, Shirley Amery and Joycie Henderson scored 71-15½ -55 ½ and the runners-up were Sandra Toone, Jeanette Dodds and Jan Shaw and Caroline Wren with 78-17¼-60¾. The team with the least putts, 23, was Sandra Kent, Sami Oguzhan and Marie Murnane.
1 st Round men’s 4 week Stableford competition, the winner in A Grade was David Hand with 41 points. David also had nearest the pin on 1 st /10 th hole for A Grade. Runner-up on 40 points was Don O’Meara. B Grade winner, Manuel Quintana scored 40 points with runner-up Bruce Amery on 36 points. Brian McKenzie achieved a nearest the pin on 1 st /10 th hole.
Men: Bob Bedson won with 38 points and Brian McKenzie was runner-up with 37 points.
Women: Kay Hill was the winner 36 points and on 34 points Denise Nachar was the runner-up.NTP Men: 1/10 Ian Richardson and 9/18 Colin Coleman. Vicki Hannah was nearest the pin 9/18 for the women.
Men’s stableford Shoot-out was won in A Grade by Darren Gill with 36 points and runner-up Don Wagstaff also had 36 points. B Grade
Winner Rod Beecroft scored 35 points and B grade runner-up Lance Thomas scored 28 points. Nearest the pins 1/10 A grade Chris Hansen, B grade Brian McKenzie, A grade 9/18 Don Wagstaff. The Shoot-out winner was Don Wagstaff and Runner-up was Bernie Coller. Please note that the Men’s Ambrose competition for Sunday 23 rd December has been cancelled.