Van Dyk dominates with 43-pointer

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Andre Van Dyk (from left) with Don Carmody and Rob Brown.

PSC Golf from the Tropical Golf Group

Tuesday, Feb. 26, Royal Lakeside – Stableford

Royal Lakeside was in typically great condition and as the golfers hit drives on the par-five, hole number 1, it looked likely to be a great day with a few clouds, and a nice breeze. On the back nine it started to rain however, and players and caddies huddled under umbrellas or at drink stands. Play continued, as the storm faded, but the course was soggy as we completed our rounds.

Andre Van Dyk got off to a great start under the early, fine weather, and was able to continue scoring well, despite the rain and wet conditions. Andre’s 43 points was the score of the day, leading the field by six points.

Rob Brown carried the A flight (0–15) with 37 points from his new, even lower, handicap of four. Second went to Brian Parish (13) with 36. Landis Brooks’ (9), 35 points was good for third place and John Davis (11) claimed fourth with 34. Mashi Keneta had the top nine-hole score among non-placers with 20 points.

In the B flight (16–24), Andre Van Dyk (17) took first with 43 points, Graham Buckingham (24) was second on 39, Paul Weatherly (16) took third with 37 and Brian Gabe (17) claimed fourth on countback over Mick Coghlan, both with 34 points however Mick took the best nine with 19 points.

In the C flight (25 and up), Don Carmody (26) was in the winners’ circle again, this time with 36 points. David Bailey (26) was second with 34, Gordon Clegg (25) third also on 34 and Barry Elphick (26) fourth with 31. Roland Raeber’s claimed the best nine score with only 15 points.