Morel edges it on count back

Friday, 14 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 50

Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, Dec. 3, Green Valley – Stableford

A 10.20 tee off time today but with groups in front not making the numbers up we teed off 40 minutes ahead of schedule with 3 divisions out and the cut at 6-15, 16-20 and 21 plus.  We all hoped the prolonged rainy season had ended and we would be back to enjoying a dry round. 

Jerry Sweetnam, playing off 15, recorded the best score of the day in division 1 with 39 points to finish ahead of Pete Sumner in second on 36 and Tony Kay, who beat Sid Crawley on a 19/16 back-nine count back for third after they both came in with 34 points.

Jomtien Golf boys - winners in division 1 at the IPGC charity scramble on Friday: Neil Gamble, Tom Novak, Ian Speirs and Willy van Heetvelde. Jomtien Golf boys - winners in division 1 at the IPGC charity scramble on Friday: Neil Gamble, Tom Novak, Ian Speirs and Willy van Heetvelde.

There were three scores of 36 in division 2 and with count backs of 22/17/16 on the back nine; Jean Morel beat Rudi Schaefer and Walter Weber.

Burnie Sinclair won division 3 with 32 points while Paul Chabot was second one point behind and Roar Berger took third with 28.

Near pins went to Sid Crawley, Arvo Hiller, Raivo Velsberg, Mauri Friman (2), Veli Laaksonen and Rudi Schaefer.

Tony Kay and Jerry Sweetnam birdied the 12th to share the division 1 ‘2’s pot while in division 2, Veli Laaksonen, Matti Yhitalo and Rudo Schaefer split it three ways.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, Eastern Star – Stableford

It was the annual IPGC charity event on Friday at Phoenix so we were at Eastern Star today.  The course had dried out considerably since our last game here and for the first time in many weeks there was no ‘pick, clean and place’ ruling.

35 points was the winning score in both divisions and Pete Sumner topped division 1 with Bill Bertram beating Chris Voller into second place on a 20/17 back-nine count back after they both scored 30 points.

Iain Walsh was the winner in division 2, beating the Welsh boy Mike Lewis 20/18 on the back nine and Joe Kubon was third on 31.

There were no ‘2’s in either division today.

Near pins were claimed by Bill Bertram, Pete Sumner, Rodney Howett, Frank Kelly, Burnie Sinclair and Terry Tucker.

There was a warm welcome back for Jill and Howard Stanley.

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