Connelly posts best of the week

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Mick Alleyne, John Hughes and Alan Thomas.
Mick Alleyne, John Hughes and Alan Thomas.

The Jomtien Golf Society

Monday, Feb. 11, Silky Oak – Stableford

We had enough signed up for three divisions at Silky Oak on Monday. Barny Sheedy just edged first place in the A flight with 38 points, one up on of Ron Miller and Neil Gamble who both posted 37 points and finished in second and third respectively.

Harry Vincenzi needed a countback on 33 points to win the B flight ahead of Willy Van Heetvelde while Bob Comartin was third with 32.

C flight honours went to Rick Assi after he returned 37 points, second went to Jim Connelly on 35 and Mike Fitzgerald completed the podium in third with 32.

Near pins went to (Div 1) John Hughes, Ron Miller, Dennis Scougall and Barney Sheedy, and (Div 2) Rick Assi, Mike Fitzgerald (2) and Mike Lewis.

There were ten 2s recorded, coming from Per Forsberg, John Hughes, Ron Miller, Barney Sheedy, Chris Slota and Ian Speirs in division 1 and Rick Assi, Jim Connelly, Fred O’Connor and Mike Fitzgerald in the second division.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, Plutaluang – Stableford

There were three divisions again at Navy on Wednesday. Ron Miller went one better than Monday and took the premier flight with 35 points ahead of Colin Aspinall (34pts) in second, Neil Gamble (33pts) third, and Pete Sumner (32pts) in fourth.

Paul Butler won division two with a modest 31 points, John Carlin was second on 30, Paul Young third with 29 and Barry Stirling fourth on 26.

Jim Connelly posted 39 points for the best score of the day to win the third flight. Robert Angel was second on 37 and Alan Bissell placed third with 28 on countback over Mike Fitzgerald on the same total.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Neil Gamble (3) and Ron Miller, and (Div 2) Robert Angel (2), Jim Connelly and Barry Stirling. Birdie 2s were recorded by Ron Miller, Ted Lodge, Frank Grainger and Fred O’Connor.

Friday, Feb. 15, Eastern Star – Stableford

Eleven groups out today with the cut at 4-15.2, 15.3-18 and 19+ and with 38 points the best score of the day came from Pete Seil to win division 1. Five points behind in second place Alan Thomas beat Bill Shipley on an 18/17 back-nine countback and in fourth place with 32 points and 13 on the back six, Les Smith beat Paul Durkan on another countback.

Four 33-pointers vied for top spot in division 2 players but the back-nine calculation put John Hughes in first, Frank Kelly second, Harry Vincenzi third and Paul Butler fourth.

Kevin Shanahan with 36 won division 3, Ron Lavett was second on 34 and Tony Thorne with a 20/14 back nine countback beat Max Wilson after they both shot 30 points.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Mick Alleyne (2) and Alan Thomas, and (Div 2) John Carlin, Ray Daws (2) and Tony Thorne.

There were four 2s in division 1 with a rollover from last Friday and the happy faces were Mick Alleyne, John Hughes, Bill Shipley and Les Smith. In division 2, Ron Lavett, Mike Lewis and Kevin Shanahan shared the kitty.

Finally, congratulations for a few of our lads who won top prizes at the IPGC club championship at Pattana last week.