Rought tops forty at Emerald

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Jomtien Golf with IPGC

Monday, Oct. 3, The Emerald – Stableford

There were only two divisions out today with the cut at 2-15 in division 1 and 16+ in division 2.

Back after a few weeks in the doldrums, Bryan Rought recorded the best score of the day to win division 2 with 41 points while Brian Ferrignio took second with 35.

The Finnish boy Kari Kuparinen, playing off 5, topped division 1 with 35 points, beating Paul Butler on an 18/16 back nine count back.

Now down to a two handicap, Paul Smith birdied the 7th and 13th to win the ‘2’s pot in division 1 and there were three rollovers in division 2 to Pattaya C.C. the following week.

The Jomtien Golf ladies pose for a photo at the IPGC Monthly Medal event at Bangpra on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The Jomtien Golf ladies pose for a photo at the IPGC Monthly Medal event at Bangpra on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Andy Baber joined Neville Scurrell and Terry Redding in OZ this weekend for a two week holiday.  Have a good time boys!  It was great to see Martin McAteer and Frank Weland back this week.

Friday, Oct. 7, Eastern Star – Stableford

There was heavy rain yet again overnight here in Jomtien and also early morning as we headed down to Siam Cats.  There were a few deletions on the board from the previous evening and two no shows but we still fielded 5 ladies and 37 men in four divisions in the day’s competition.

The first group went out as always just before our scheduled of 9.15am and the next ten followed on time with a slight hiccup around the seventh listing.  As the round progressed the heat became intense with a heavy cloud covering and no sun, and everyone was suffering with heavy perspiration.

After ten holes the darker clouds moved in and this increased until the front group reached the 16th tee where the heavens opened.  We remained under cover for the next hour and our local rule stipulates that the competition becomes null and void with any delays of an hour or more.  A few groups continued to the end but it was still raining two hours later.

On returning from our washout it was great to see back at Siam Cats the Luxembourg boy, Georges Faber, here for three months and still playing off a 14 handicap, and Jim Connelly from the US who has been playing with us for the past six years and now returns from a 20 handicap last time to a 16.2 to play Monday with us at Pattaya Country Club.