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Powerful duo claims win

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July 28, 2017

Sharon and Rebecca Jeffers, winners of the chocolates at Saturday's Gentsomes event.

John Fanning sends his ball on its way to the fifth green.

Trevor Allen tees off on a frosty morning.

The two-person gentsomes competition on Saturday was won by Darren Carter and Glen Pearce with 86 stableford points with Bryan Miller and Ian Elders runners-up nine points behind.

Carter had a respectable 37 points but Pearce, assisted by Carter’s powerful drives, amassed an incredible 49 points.

Pearce completed the front nine with 23 points then scored four, four and four on the next three holes to leave their opposition in their wake.

Balls down-the-line went to Paul Berg-Peter Collison 76 points, John Keller-John Fanning 74, Ross Kelly-Gary Hopcraft 73, Darrell Whitley-Peter Baird 73, and Michael Mulcahy-Shayne Young 73.

Michael Mulcahy won nearest the pin on the third hole, sponsored by Lewis Homes, Glenn Newton won on the sixth (Tatura Post Office), Bryan Miller won on the ninth (Tatura Engineering) as well as the jackpot while Ross Kelly won on the 14th (A-1 Freight).

Sharon and Rebecca Jeffers won the women’s competition with 73 points, Robyn Downs and Sheryl Curran were runners-up with 65, Bev Roberts and Di Day won a ball each for their 62 on a countback while Julie Gregg won nearest the pin on the ninth hole.

The final of the winter cup was played on Saturday with Drew Curtis downing Matt Miller 2-1.

Congratulations to all who qualified and played off in this major club event.

Midweek:

Only the stalwarts turned out on Tuesday and those few endured rather cool weather and some intermittent dampness.

Trevor Allen played steadily off an 18 handicap and scored 88-18-70 to win by one shot over Jeff Baker.

John Keller won a ball for his 79-4-75 and Clive Merrigan won a ball for his nearest the pin, shot on the ninth.

Fred McMahon won Thursday’s stableford competition with 34 points and John Keller was runner-up with 33.

Jeff Baker, Clive Merrigan and Trevor Allen had 31s in the ball run-down, while John Fanning won nearest the pin.

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Cold weather meant there was a small field on Thursday but we are past the mid-point of winter and brighter times cannot be far away.

Dave Roberts had a successful round, winning the event with a 34 and nearest-the-pin.

Noel Gorrill was runner-up with 37 while John Bunn 38 and Scott Carter 39 each won a ball.

Coming events

BMW Shepparton will sponsor the Privilege Cup on Saturday following the Jan Dunlop Open Fourball for women on the Friday.

Veteran golfers have their last chance to play in the veteran’s program at Deniliquin on Monday as the club will no longer be part of the Goulburn Valley Veterans Golf Association after this year.

– Foozle

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