Clear skies and a light breeze met the players on their arrival at Greenwood on Wednesday, April 30 to play in last month’s PAGS tournament.
The golf course was in great shape, with the B & C combination to be the test for this fine day. The 4th PAGS tournament of the year saw a good field of 92 players test their skills in an effort to move up the Order of Merit for the end of year prizes, as well as the huge selection on offer for the day. There were some good scores at this venue, but given the conditions of the day higher scores may have been expected, maybe the course was playing a little tougher than it looked.
Low Gross winner Max Scott (right) with Bob Watson, Jason McDonald and William Vickers
The numerous sponsors offering technical prizes on every hole, as well as 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each of the 3 Men’s flights and 1st & 2nd available to the Ladies that teed it up on this day meant there were plenty of chances to take home a little something.
One of the stars of the day was Max Scott, playing off a 5 handicap, who shot 77 to win the Low Gross and second place in the A flight, along with his maximum of 2 technicals. PAGS policy of each player winning a maximum of 2 technical prizes means any excesses go into the “lucky draws”, which was the case on this day with both Max and Andrew Purdie. There were a couple of other multiple prize winners on the day, but generally it could be said that the prizes were shared around amongst many well satisfied players.
Yuza Phaohom, Suphattra Dulkys, Rotjana Neal and Bryan Michael Neal at the Pattaya Amateur Golf Series – Greenwood G.C.
Kris Kritsanajootha (10) was April’s A flight winner with a solid 37 points, ahead of the aforementioned Max Scott (5) with 36, while a 3-way count back decided third spot; Andrew Purdie (11) getting the nod with 21 points on the back, ahead of Jeff Wylie and Lex Suvin with 19 and 15 respectively.
A flight winner Kris Kritsanajootha (center) accepts his rewards.
B flight required a count back to decide the winner after Wolfram Kruger (18) and Jonathan Fortis (16) both signed for 37 points each. Wolfram prevailed in the count back 22/21, while Brian Neal (15) got the remaining podium spot with 36 points.
The C flight was hotly contested, with Dave Bowers (22), the BBQ King, leading the way with 34 points, with the minor placings requiring a count back to separate Charlie Ayres (19) and Nick Creasey (28). Charlie got the nod 19/18, with Jan Johansson and Frank Mills eliminated with 16 and 15 respectively.
Long Drive winner Willem Lasonder.
The Ladies flight was clear cut, with winner Orn Kanasaengsrist (17) scoring a day’s best score of 38 points, while the best of the rest with 34 points was Yui Bietry (15).
While PAGS continues to enjoy great support, with the free BBQ at Shenanigans becoming a fine social event in its own right, family and friends are also coming along to the golf to support the players. Despite the absence of a Hole in One to add to the excitement of the event, there was plenty of good cheer and well wishes for the participants of another most enjoyable tournament, and all look forward to May’s event at Khao Kheow. Contact Shane on 085 945 9689 if you are interested in playing.
C flight winner Dave Bowers shows his style.