Double success for Ken Miller

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Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Monday, July 21, Rayong C.C. – Stableford

This was our first visit here in nine months and there were a few players out today who had never played here before.

It was a 10-15 cut in division 1 today with 18+ in division 2 and playing off 24, Ken Miller came in with 38 points to win division 2, beating Willy Van Heetvelde on a 20/19 back-nine count back while Bryan Priestley took third some seven points behind.

(Left to right) Harry Vincenzi, Chris Voller and Sid Ottaway(Left to right) Harry Vincenzi, Chris Voller and Sid Ottaway

Tony Bless topped division 1 with 36 points, one up on Chris Voller in second and Harry Vincenzi pipped Mikael Andersson for third, 15/14 on the back-nine after they both scored 34 points.

Tony Bless birdied the 5th for the only ‘2’ of the day while near pins went to Tony Bless, Steve Jones, Harry Vincenzi and Ron Miller (2).

Tuesday, July 22, Green Valley – Stableford

There were 23 out today but as we teed off the heavens opened up and our last group was delayed for 20 minutes at the start.

The clouds were threatening more rain all round but this did not deter Chris Voller who won division 1 with a fine 41 points.  Wilf Latham came in second on 34 after beating Tony Bless 19/16 on the back nine.

Ken Miller was the winner in division 2 with 36 points ahead of Willy Van Heetvelde in second, two points behind, and in third place was Sid Ottaway with 33.

Harry Vincenzi birdied the 16th for the only ‘2’ of the day and near pin prizes were shared by Mikael Andersson, Steve Jones (2), Harry Vincenzi, Paul Butler, Robert Garrick, Eiichi Matsumoto and Iain Walsh.

Friday, July 25, Eastern Star – Stableford

It was a nine to fourteen cut in division 1 today as there were many good players out and playing off 11 Bill Bertram topped division 1 with 36 points.  Marty Rock trailed in second on 32 and Edward Bourn beat John Batty and Jeff Cargill 18/17/16 on a back-nine count back for third after they all came in with 31 points each.

Frank Kelly won division 2 honours with 35 points ahead of Iain Walsh in second on 32 and the organizer beats Alan Hansen and Sid Ottaway 16/15/15 on count back for third after they all shot 30 points.

Frank Kelly birdies the 6th to record the only ‘2’ of the day and scoop two rollovers in division 2.

The wind played havoc with near pins as Alan Hansen was the only player to claim a prize in division 1 and Frank Kelly (2) and Sid Ottaway did likewise in division 2.

It was bon voyage today to Edward Bourn, back to the Lincolnshire countryside rather than the Charoen optical shop.