Jomtien Golf with the IPGC
Monday, Oct. 19, Pattana – Stableford
A very busy course here today with over 180 bookings and we were allocated the B and C nines and amazingly we were able to tee off 15 minutes ahead of schedule.
It was a very hot day and after nine holes there were a few weary players going through to the 10th.
Playing off a handicap of 21, Steve Harris won division 2 with 39 points, two ahead of John Hughes in second who edged a count back over Magne Gunnarson.
Nik Evans topped division 1 standings with 36 points while William Chang took second on a count back over Don Head, both shooting 35 points each.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Pete Sumner (2) and Chris Voller (2), and (Div 2) Bruce Gardner, Don Head, Curtis Hessler and Colin James.
Nik Evans birdied C2 and Bruce Gardner on B7 to record the only ‘2’s of the day.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, Bangpra – Stableford
This was our last round here until the low season kicks in next year and there were two divisions out today. The greens here had been sanded and cored but were still very, very tricky and this was reflected in the scores.
34 points was enough to win division 1 for Chris Voller while Sid Crawley came in second with 32 and Nik Evans beat Pete Sumner 15/13 on the back nine for third after they both came in with 29 points each.
Colin James scored 33 points to win division 2 and another count back of 17/15 saw John Hughes claim second spot ahead of Magne Gunnarson, both signing for 32 points in total.
Near pins went to (Div 1) Nik Evans (2) and Chris Voller (2), and (Div 2) Kari Aarnio and Bruce Gardner. There were no two’s in either division.
Friday, Oct. 23, Eastern Star – Stableford
Just two players short for three divisions today and the cut was set at 4-15 in division 1 and 16 plus for division 2.
Don Head & Nik Evans.
Steve Harris topped the podium again, winning division 2 with 40 points and there were three scores of 33 points fighting for second. A count back of 18/15/14 saw Magne Gunnarson claim the runner-up spot, Norman McKinnon take third and poor Chris Reed lose out.
Colin Aspinall’s 38 won division 1, with Bill Bertram second after beating Pete Sumner and Chris Voller 19/15/14 on count back, all coming in with 32 points.
Near were claimed by (Div 1) Colin Aspinall, Arthur Hancock, Dennis Scougall and Ian Speirs, and (Div 2) Gerry Cooke (2), Paul Hartley and Norman McKinnon.
Colin Aspinall and Arthur Hancock had a birdie each to share the ‘2’s pot in division 1.