The day started off a little overcast, as a prelude to the latest PAGS tournament held at Phoenix Golf (Lakes & Ocean) on October 25. At about 11:00am, the weather began to take a turn for the worse, with some rain & electrical activity. The field of 118, which included 12 ladies, continued with some minimal disruptions, with the scores belying any negative impact from course or weather conditions.
As with most months, there is generally a standout performer or two on the day. This month it was hard to split Low Gross & A Flight winner, Chris Kerr (4) with his spectacular 69 gross & 43 points, or Jerry Langer (32) the winner in C Flight with his outstanding best points score of the day 45 points. I will let readers make up their own mind on what they consider the better performance of the day.
Brian Libby scored a hole in one on #7, so a big thanks to Dez Chalice from Door to Door Food Delivery for his sponsorship of the ‘Ace’ prize.
As mentioned, A Flight (0–14) went to Chris Kerr who was a clear winner with his excellent 43 points, getting the better of current Order of Merit leader Tom Thompson who returned yet another high score of 41 points off his 14 handicap, while Jack Grinvold (5) was several points behind on 36.
Petter Hellstrom (17) got the top spot in B Flight (15–20) with another good score of 40 points, while Steffan Lyrestram (16) took second with 39 points and Kale Karlberg (15) made the flight an all-Swedish affair after he signed for 38 points.
Jerry Langer led the way in C Flight (21+) with his day’s best 45 points, while a count back was needed to separate Peo Lindmark (26) and Kim Truscott (21) – Peo getting the nod 18/17 after both signed for 36 points.
In the Ladies division it was Wancharee (19) topping the field with 40 points, while Lili Kuratli (25) got the silver spot with 39 points after edging Sombath Inrod 19/17 on count back.
This month there was a bevy of multiple technical prize winners who deserve special mention, some featuring in flight results, some not. At the top of the list was Chris Kerr, along with Jack Grinvold, who both placed in A Flight. Ronnie Ratte, Steve Truelove and Maryka Starink also got at least 2 technicals.