From the Rough

Blessed with perfect weather on Sunday the Devonport Cricket Club held their annual fund-raising golf day at the Devonport Country Club. A total of eighty-nine players registered for the competition. There was a good mix of players coming from local country club members and past cricketers supporting their old club. Brad Moore, the convenor of the day, did a great job in organising the event, along with a tremendous array of prizes for the winners. Brad said he would like to thank his organising committee as well as the Devonport Country Club for their help in putting the event together. He also extended gratitude to all the sponsors who contributed to the success of the day.

The team with the best gross score of 58 was captained by Bec Carey with her team of Peter Nielson, Grady Boxhall and Pete McAughtrie They counted out the second placed team captained by Josh Molendyk with Emma McCoy, Michael Routledge and Dany Young also shooting 58.

The overall winning team was captained by Kevin Anderson with his team of Sean Martin, Mandy Smith and Lucas Simpson. They shot a gross score of 64 off a handicap of 11.375, for a net score of 52.625. Runner up was Bec Carey with her team of Peter Nielson, Grady Boxhall and Pete McAughtrie and Josh Molendyk with Emma McCoy, Michael Routledge and Dany Young in third place.

The longest Drive on the 18th went to Ben Holland. There was also a placed drive on the 1st hole which was won by (you guessed it) Bec Carey.

There were three nearest to the pins, the 5th hole was won by Matt O'Donnell 2 meters from the pin, on the 9th, Matthew Hubbard closest with 1.54 meters from the pin and on the 14th was big hitting Brad Cole, 4.83 meters from the pin.

During the day a gold coin collection was taken for Battlescares, which raised $120.

From left to right - Sean Martin, Lucas Simpson, Mandy Smith, Kevin Andersen

Forty-eight players took part in Round two of the Battlescares four round tournament at Deloraine Golf Club. Phillip Gardam from Ulverstone took out this round on 41 point counting out Jai Willmot from Smithton. In third place was Penguins Dominic Wing on 38 points. Low score for the round was Thirlstane’s Shane Wootton and Jason Sims both on 20 points. Mark Astell, convenor of the event hoped that this could be the round they drop if they play in all four events. The overall leader board is very tight with Zac Williams from Penguin on 74 points, Jai Willmot 73 points and Matt Clarke from Thirlstane 72 points. The next round will be at Greens Beach on the 18th August.

Coming Events:

Devonport Country Club Ladies Spring Tournament – Wednesday August 28th Stableford and Friday August 30th Foursomes. Enquiries phone 6427 2381.

5th September – Lady Members Invitation Day at Port Sorell, Canadian Foursome. $10 entry fee, to enter contact Helen Murfet 0456 781 031.

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