Simon claims green jacket

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Simon Niven (center) with Glen Elsworth (left) and Kieron Maund,
Simon Niven (center) with Glen Elsworth (left) and Kieron Maund,

PSC Golf from the Pattaya Links Golf Society

Monday, Sept. 2, Royal Lakeside – Stableford

1st Simon Niven (12) 39pts

2nd Bill Copeland (13) 39pts

3rd Nils-Peter Kristensen (19) 38pts

4th Andrew Purdie (10) 38pts

On a perfect wet season day, that is no rain, twenty three golfers headed for beautiful Royal Lakeside Golf Club for our second visit in twelve days. As ever, the course was presented in excellent condition and, even though ground staff were sanding some greens, there was no disruption and the greens played perfectly.

Simon Niven has been holidaying for two weeks and in that time has picked up a couple of minor placings and a “silly hat” and so, on his last outing this trip, has completed his wish list by taking the Green Jacket, scoring 39 points. Bill Copeland also scored a great 39 but lost the countback for first. A further countback was needed to determine third and fourth places and here it was the consistent Nils-Peter Kristensen, also having his final game this trip, securing third over big hitting Andrew Purdie.

Near pins in the two flights went to Paul Smith (A Flight, x2), Tip Briney (B Flight) and Marco Beer (B Flight) while best consolation ‘nines’ were claimed by Jim Ferris (front nine, 20pts) and John Pierrel (back nine 18pts).

During presentations, when Phil spoke of 12 points, Kieron Maund thought this was his turn. But the 12 points was only the “silly hat” score for worst nine which Glen Elsworth claimed. Kieron had 12 points for the entire day so he claimed the “wig’.