Tight finish at Mountain Shadow


Golf from The Growling Swan

Thursday, Jan. 5, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

A Flight (0-17)

1st Sal Brizzi (4) 35pts
2nd Steve Younger (12) 35pts
3rd Mashi Kaneta (15) 35pts

B Flight (18-27)

1st Tiziano Del Pastro (25) 34pts
2nd Colin Stielow (26) 32pts
3rd Stuart Mann (20) 32pts

C Flight (28-36)

1st Patrick Poussier (28) 37pts
2nd Volker Buley (31) 35pts
3rd Niall Stuart (35) 33pts

Near Pins: #5 Mark Stapleton, #8 Lorraine Percy, #15 Denis Steele, #17 Tizano Del Pastro

Long Putts: #9 Robert Allen, #18 Patrick Poussier

An excellent number of 32 golfers headed out to Mountain Shadow, which always proves to be quite challenging.  The course was in pretty good condition, with the greens on the second nine a bit slower than the outward half.

Three Divisions were required and all the first three places in A Grade were decided by count back after all came in with 35 points.  Can’t get much closer than that!  Sal Brizzi was the fortunate one to edge the count back while the unlucky pair were Steve Younger, who makes losing in count backs a habit, and Mashi Kaneta.

Patrick Poussier & Sal Brizzi.
Patrick Poussier & Sal Brizzi.

B Grade was won by Tiziano Del Pastro with 34 points, 2 ahead of Colin Stielow who filled second spot by way of a count back from Stuart Mann, both having 32 points.

C Grade was won by Patrick Poussier who carded a fine 37points, second went to Volker Buley with 35 and Niall Sturt, by way of another count back, came in third with 33 points.