Ryder pips Johnston on count-back


August Diana Seniors and Lady’s Open

Thursday, August 25 – Pattaya Country Club

With 23 players this month it was a two flight competition plus the ladies – although there were just 3 of them.  There were a number playing for the first time and some ‘returnees’.  The weather was perfect for golf, little sun, a little wind and not too hot.  Once again the course was in good condition although some of the bunkers need attention.

Of the 3 ladies, Orn Kanasaengsri (H/cap 16) provided the best score with 37 points.

In the Seniors (50 – 64) it was the ‘inform’ Henry Wong (23) who came top with 38 points, closely followed by ‘hoppy’ Tom Byrne (15) with 37 points who got the nod over his good friend Joe McArkle on count-back.

(Left-right): Henry Wong, Orn Kanasaengsri and Mike Ryder. (Left-right): Henry Wong, Orn Kanasaengsri and Mike Ryder.

It needed countback to provide the winner in the Super Seniors (65+) with both Michael Johnston (17) and Mike Ryder (29) coming in with a fine 39 points each and Mike taking pole!

Near pin prizes were collected by Werner Schwarz, Dennis Persson and Mike Ryder with one going unclaimed.

Alan Pearce calculated the results allowing the presentation to take place soon after the last group came in.  All scores are submitted to Pattaya Sports Club.

The next Diana Seniors and Ladies open is on Thursday 29th September at Pattaya Country Club with a tee time of 0900.  Sign-up sheets are at Diana Green Bottle on 2nd road and the Diana Driving range.