Gunnarson strikes at Eastern Star


Jomtien Golf with the IPGC

Wednesday, Nov. 9, Crystal Bay – Stableford

After Monday’s complete washout after nine holes at Parichat the forecast today was not promising either as we started just ahead of schedule, playing the C and B nines.  The clouds started bubbling up after nine holes and with four holes to play the showers started, but it was intermittent for the next 30 minutes so no problems.

Magne Gunnarson (right) with son Gerry.
Magne Gunnarson (right) with son Gerry.

The cut today in the two divisions was 8-19 and 20+ and two 35’s won both flights.  Dennis Scougall topped division 1 after beating Pete Sumner on a 18/17 count back and with 31 points Jerry Sweetnam was third, edging Tim Hake on another count back.

The ferry owner Peter Davies won division 2 while John Walsh took second, beating Magne Gunnarson 20/15 on the back-nine after they both returned scores of 33 points.

Near pins went to (Div 1) Tim Hake and Pete Sumner, and (Div 2) Peter Davies, Paul Hobson, Gil Phillips and Johnny Walsh.

No ‘2’s in either division so rollovers to Pattavia on Monday.

Friday, Nov. 11, Eastern Star – Stableford

There were 33 players in the comp today with the equal cut of 11 players in each division and the cut set at 8-15.2, 15.3-20 and 20.1 plus.  It was a very dry course here today with buggies allowed on the fairways so no ‘pick, clean and place’ despite all the rain earlier in the week.

Steve Harris returned the best score of the day, winning division 2 with 39 points.  Dennis Scougall was second on 36 and Colin Aspinall took third place after beating Gerry Cooke 19/13 on a count back, both locked on 34 points.

Brian Green topped division 1 standings with 37 points, with Tim Hake second on 35 and Per Forsberg third with 34.

Magne Gunnarson won division 3 with 37 points, John Walsh was second on 34 and Juergen Heinzius took the final podium place in third with 32.

Near Pins went to (Div 1) Bill Bertram, Arthur Hancock (2) and Jerry Sweetnam, and (Div 2) Gerry Cooke, Steve Harris, Edvin Jonassen and Max Wilson.

Jerry Sweetnam birdied the 3rd to record the only ‘2’ of the day and scoop the pot in division 1.