McManus tops at ‘the Valley’

Friday, 18 January 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 3

PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Jan. 6, Green Valley - Stableford

A Flight

1st Paraic McManus (7) 40pts

2nd Thierry Petrement (12) 37pts

3rd Dave Buchanan (1) 37pts

4th Yui Bietry (11) 36pts

B Flight

1st Mark West (15) 37pts

2nd Christy Knight (21) 36pts

3rd Bruce Walters (15) 34pts

4th Don Lehmer (22) 33pts

Near Pins:  No. 4 Nial Higgins; No. 9 Padric McManus; No. 12 Yui Bietry; No. 16 Dave Buchanan

The low handicappers showed their mettle on this Sunday’s Green Valley bash as only four players bettered their handicap, with three of those coming out of the premier flight.  The hard luck story was Dave Buchanan, who always plays the course extremely well and had 37 points but lost on count back to monsieur Thierry Petrement.  The count back had to go to the second level of the last six holes after the two players had identical back nine scoring.

Sunday’s B Flight winner - Mark West.Sunday’s B Flight winner - Mark West.

Paraic McManus, who always keeps it down the middle with his laser-like accuracy and then chips and putts it to death, was man of the match with a sizzling 40 points, plus a 2.  The last flight spot went to a three-way count back, all with very good even par rounds, with Pattaya’s glamour girl Yui Bietry coming out on top after rendering the man from Co. Dublin, young Pat Regan, and Jon Haugen satangless at sea level.

The B Flighters showed less acumen as the 37 points of regular visitor Mark West was good for the first place.  Everybody’s favourite nice guy, Irishman Christy ‘good’ Knight, took the silver with a steady even par round, while Bruce Walters took the bronze two shots adrift, leaving Don ‘the Ladies man’ Lehmer to gratefully accept the closing flight spot.

Along with Paraic and Yui, Andy Keller, Bruce Walters, Colin Davis and Tom Byrne shared the 2’s pot.

Apologies, in last week’s missive - I reported that Peter Kelly had won the very prestigious under18’s Orange Bowl Junior World Golf tournament held in the USA.  On inspection of the entry form it was noted that Peter’s birth certificates had somehow got mixed up and of course it was Patrick who had won.  I would like to offer my sincere apologies to all concerned.

Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided.

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