Watts prevails at damp Pattana

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Jimmy presents Sean Murphy with the golfer of the month trophy.
Jimmy presents Sean Murphy with the golfer of the month trophy.

PSC Golf from the Bunker Boys

Monday, June 24, Pattana B & C – Stableford

1st Robby Watts (8) 37pts

2nd Stuart Brown (9) 36pts

3rd Michael Brett (15) 34pts

We teed off on time under grey skies in cool conditions but by the time the first group putted out on B1 the rain started to come down and quickly grew heavier forcing a retreat to the nearest drinks station. After a delay of about an hour and a quarter, the rain lightened sufficiently for play to resume. By this time the course was sodden with casual water in the fairways and on the greens, however, it drained away quite quickly.

Despite the testing conditions a few golfers managed to return decent scores with the best being Robby Watts who carded a score of thirty-seven. Stuart Brown, another Aussie from Wagga Wagga took second place with thirty-six while Michael Brett rounded out the scoring with a thirty-four having faded badly on the closing holes.

Best near pin of the day went to skinny who got very close on the longest par three, with Barry Murnin and Robby Watts taking two of the remaining three.

Wednesday, June 26, Greenwood B & C – Stableford

1st Michael Brett (15) 36pts

2nd Sean Murphy (20) 35pts

3rd Stuart Brown (9) 34pts

A great lesson from today is always to play with a distinctive readily recognisable ball to avoid playing an incorrect one, as today’s winner did incurring a two-stroke penalty and wiping the hole. Despite that slip up, it was a solid round from Michael Brett who took first place with thirty-six points.

Sean Murphy continued on his merry way playing consistently good golf and scoring thirty-five to take second place one stroke adrift with Stuart Brown in third place on thirty-four.

Three of the four near pins were won with one each to Stuart Brown, Geoff Cox, and Michael Brett.

Friday, June 28, Bangpakong – Stableford

1st Barry Murnin 38pts

2nd Jimmy Carr 36pts

3rd Robby Watts 34pts

Normally this course is in excellent condition, lush and green and well manicured, but not the case today. There were a number of bare or brown areas on the fairways and the greens which had been recently cored and sanded were slow and bumpy.

Despite a poor front nine, Barry Murnin stormed home on the back to take first place with a very respectable score of thirty-eight points. Second place went to Jimmy Carr with thirty-six and Robby Watts in third place on thirty-four.

In the race for the golfer of the month, Sean Murphy who didn’t improve his score today had done enough to hold off a fast finishing Jimmy Carr, nice to see a visitor take the prize for a change.