The almost ideal golfing conditions were reflected in the standard of scoring for the day with all but one player scoring 30+ points. Joe McArdle showed a return to form with his first sub-par round in over two months, to take first spot with 37 points, two ahead of the ever consistent Jon Batty, again in the placings, with Gerry Hannon a further two points back in third.
Big hitting Byan Dore.
There were no ‘2’s registered so the pot carried forward to Khao Kheow on Wednesday.
1st Joe McArdle (13) 37pts
2nd Jon Batty (8) 35pts
3rd Gerry Hannon (10) 33pts
Wednesday, April 18, Khao Kheow – Stableford
A full minibus travelled up to Khao Kheow today to tackle the A & B courses off the yellow tees, and we were again met by an almost empty golf course – I wish it could be Songkran every week! A lot has been said of the condition of the course in recent weeks, especially the greens, but apart from a few patches on the B9, the course is generally in good condition.
Conditions were very hot and humid, especially on the sheltered A course, which made for difficult scoring for everyone bar Sunday’s “all but one”, Bryan Dore, who finally made the most of his monstrous drives, to shoot a fantastic gross 74, which included a one under par back 9. Jon Batty again took second place, but this time a full 7 points behind, with Len Desharnais completing the placings back on 27 points.
Canadian Len Desharnais also benefited from the ‘2’s rollover, birdying the signature 8th hole on the B course.
1st Bryan Dore (6) 40pts
2nd Jon Batty (8) 33pts
3rd Len Desharnais (16) 27pts
Note: The Links depart from the hotel on Soi Buakhao at 9.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for Rayong Green Valley every Sunday. Sign up at the hotel or contact Jon on 080 021 1034. A full schedule of courses can be found on the IPGC website www.ipgc.org.