Stobaus defies two Test greats

November 22, 2017

Alan Stobaus, winner of the monthly medal and division one on Saturday. [Submitted: Dot Trott]

Tristen Wearne was Saturday's ladies winner.

Margaret Sims was Wednesday's ladies C grade winner. [Submitted: Dot Trott]

FORMER Australian Test cricketers Allan Border and Dean Jones took to the Heathcote Golf Course on Saturday to add some colour to the day’s event.

A good field of 27 men took to the course for the monthly medal and first round of the Summer Cup with two visitors in Paul Hunter and Border.

Jones is a member of the Heathcote Golf Club and regular plays at the venue.

With the Ashes Test series about to start, it was a timely invite from Jones to convince his former cricket captain to go round with him at the Heathcote layout.

Alan Stobaus was in fine form with 79-12-67 to score a win in division one while Joe Zurek 93-23-70 took out division two on a countback from Terry Shiels who finished on 91-21-70.

Ball winners were: Brian Davis 68, Dean Jones 69, Kent Davies 70, Adrian Goudie 70, David Clouston 71, Gerard Ellis 71, Phil Coleman 71 and John Gastin 71.

Basil Kapoulitsa took out the NAGA with 118-32-86.

Birdies went to: Gerard Ellis (8th), Adrian Goudie (13th) and Terry Shiels (16th) while par balls went to Joe Zurek and Willie Laird. NTPs went to: Adrian Goudie (13th), David Clouston (16th) and on the 18th hole, Dean Jones (A grade) and Phil Coleman (B grade and Superpin).

Also on the day, Tristen Wearne outscored the Saturday ladies with 34 points from Dot McGillivray on 33 points. Tristen also took out the 18th NTP.

Wednesday, November 15: The stableford event attracted 11 ladies.

Lynne Fouracre outplayed the A and B grade field with 34 points to secure a comfortable win from Joyce Safstrom on 29 points.

However, C grade went down to the wire with Margaret Sims winning on a countback from June Roberts both posting 36 points.

NTPs went to Dawn Hudson (8th) and Margaret Sims (18th hole open), while Dot Trott nailed a fine birdie on the 8th hole.

Thursday, November 16: Twelve brave men, showing scant regard for the threatening weather event, attempted the stableford competition on Thursday.

Most called it a day after nine holes and only the bravest lasted until the 12th. The heavy rain also put a damper on the first chicken run of the season but rest assured that the hens and roosters will be back with reinforcements in the near future.

Coming events:

Today: Ladies stableford.

Tomorrow: Mens stableford.

Friday, November 24: All comers 9-hole stableford chicken run 3pm start.

Saturday, November 25: Ladies GOTY stableford, second round of the Summer Championships and Mens stroke and December monthly medal.

Sunday, November 26: Open event Ellis Day Ambrose 4s (any combination), 11am arrival for 11.30am hit-off. Contact Larry Maxwell 0428 343 622 if interested.

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