Murphy blazes a trail at Phoenix


PSC golf from The Bunker Bar

Monday, Oct. 31, Green Valley – Stableford

The last game of the month at Green Valley would determine the golfer of the month for October.  Gordon Melia was in the lead but only by the narrowest of margins, Peter Habgood being his nearest rival.

Well, Gordon has returned to the UK for a week so he didn’t play today and Peter came in third, beating Sean Murphy and Reg Smart on a count back, which was just enough for him to pip Gordon at the post, well done Peter!

1st Mashi Kaneta (13) 40pts

2nd Lee Butler (14) 34pts

3rd Peter Habgood (18) 33pts

Near Pins:  Reg Smart, Mashi, Phil Moore, Dave Ashman.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, Phoenix Mountain & Ocean – Stableford

Mashi Kaneta got in the frame again today but could only finish second to Sean Murphy who played out of his skin and came into the clubhouse with a magnificent 41 points to take the honours.  Sean won a couple of near pin prizes too, making it a nice profitable day for him.  Tony Robbins claimed third place a couple of points back.

October golfer of the month Peter Habgood celebrates with Lily. October golfer of the month Peter Habgood celebrates with Lily.

1st Sean Murphy (15) 41pts

2nd Mashi Kaneta (13) 35pts

3rd Tony Robbins (11) 33pts

Near Pins:  Lee Butler, Geoff Parker, Sean Murphy (2)

Friday, Nov. 4, Bangpra – Stableford

A good turnout for Bangpra meant we had two flights with the cut set at handicap 18.  Mario Benavidez took the B Flight with 36 points and there were three players behind him tied on 30 points.  After a count back Mario’s pal Graeme Preston took the runner-up spot and Reg Smart came away with third place, leaving Bernie Stevens empty handed.

In the A Flight there was a clear winner, Paul Edgar beating Geoff Parker by two points who, in turn, beat Dave Ashman by the same margin.

A Flight

1st Paul Edgar (15) 38pts

2nd Geoff Parker (17) 36pts

3rd Dave Ashman (12) 34pts

B Flight

1st Mario Benavidez (27) 36pts

2nd Graeme Preston (23) 30pts

3rd Reg Smart (23) 30pts

Near Pins:  Tony Robbins, Paul Edgar, Phil Moore (2).