Price burns up Pattavia with hot score

Ken Price (right) receives his prize golf bag.
Ken Price (right) receives his prize golf bag.

Another day dawned and golfers descended on the Pattavia course for the November Pattaya Amateur Golf Society (PAGS) tournament on Wednesday, 28th.  The day’s field of 105 players which included an improved contingent of 16 ladies had to contend with a course seeming to play hard and fast, with a light breeze to add some interest to approach shots.

Ken Price (H/cap 15) shot the best round of the day, winning the B Flight for handicaps 14–22, with an outstanding 45 points. Mind you, Ken needed to shoot this score as Glenn Armistead (18), who has averaged 40+ points over his past 3 PAGS rounds, signed for 43 points, while Bill Kana (22) picked up third spot with 41.

A Flight for handicaps 0–13 was won by Juha Harilo (13) with a solid 41 points, while the minor places required countbacks with 3 players on 40 points.  Daniel Isaramat (12) led the way with a back nine of 21, while Mike Gerri (10) edged the unlucky Sami Torkkeli for the bronze 19/18.

In the C flight, for handicaps 23+, there were countbacks required to settle the winners with Mike Warner (34) with a comparatively paltry 39 points getting the better of Odd Hansen (29) 18/17 on the back nine.  Gabriel Enright was the successful countback winner for third spot, beating James Sulavori 18/15 after both players signed for 38 points.

Ladies winner was Pai Vos (29) with a creditable 41 points, while Wiyada Stafford (28) had 40 points to go with her technical on hole #2.

Low Gross winner was Peter Park (5) with 76 to go with his technical on hole #1, while further honourable mentions go out to Ken Price with his 2 long drives and his approach on hole #10.  Unlucky countback loser Sami did get some consolation with a technical prize on #8.

Next month’s final event of the year is at Greenwood on 17 December.