Pattaya Amateur Golf Society monthly tournament
Another day dawned and golfers descended en-masse on the well maintained Treasure Hill course for the October PAGS tournament. The day’s field of 95 players, which included 6 ladies, was testament to the popularity and value this course represents. Greens were running true, and there must have been some recent rain as this course always plays a little long.
The course layout provided its usual strong challenge, with no men scoring 40 points or above and Butsaya Chummong (27) from the ladies having the best score of the day, 41 points.
Tommy Marshall (6) continued his recent good form, winning the Low Gross with a solid, if unspectacular 81, just edging Peter Park on countback 38/39 on the back-9.
Stephen Hughes (13) with his score of 37 points was good enough to pick up top spot in the A Flight (0–13), clearly ahead of Paul Durkan (8) who signed for 35 points, while also picking up technical prizes on holes 2 and 8. Hannu Simonen (13) occupied the low spot on the podium, with his 34 points.
The B Flight (14–20) was a hotly contested division with countbacks required to separate all placegetters, after they all signed for 38 points. Glenn Armistead (18) got the best of Seppo Kontio (19) and Donal McGuigan (20) after the back-9 points were 23, 22 and 16 respectively.
Another headlining score of the day went to the C flight (21+) winner, Erkki Pohja (23) with a fine 39 points, to be the highest points scorer for the men. John Fenwick (21) picked up second spot with his 37 points, while the bronze position with 36 points went to Martin Wyss (37)
A few honorable mentions go to Andre Coetzee, Pete Condict, Howard Marson, Martin Cooke, and Kevyn Wright who each picked up the maximum 2 technical prizes, well done to all.