Clarence Valley Independent

Australia Day at Maclean golf

An Australia Day Stableford, kindly sponsored by Life Member, John Gorman, was last Saturday’s event. Hot and humid conditions made for tough going for the field of 73 players although there is a lot of run on the course keeping the scoring at a high level. 

Marcus Roylance clearly enjoyed himself completing his round with an incredible 46 points to take a strong win. The runner-up was Denis Runge on 41 points. Taking third place was John Fong Kee with 39 points. Nicholas Potente also carded 39 but was beaten by JFK in the countback.

The NTPs went to Josh Gorman on the 2nd at 330cms, Scott McNeilly the 7th at 315cms, Charlie Allen the 11th at 177cms and Michael McGowan the 17th at 339cms. Scott McNeilly also took the Thistle Hole with his 2nd shot on the 9th hole finishing 560cms away for the hole. The Pro-ball rundown went to 36 points on a c/b. 

Thursdays Medley Stableford saw a field of 65 players on course. Noel Butcher fired up for a great win with a score of 44 points from runner-up Phil Hirst on 43 who birdied the fifth, sixth and twelfth holes. Wayne Hinchcliffe was the next best on 42. Glenn Innes visitor, Garry Cameron played well on the back 9 with birdies on the 11th, 13th and 14th holes.The shot of the day though must go to Rod Smith who took an eagle on the tough par 4, 12th hole. Congratulations Rod, it was a terrific 3 iron into the hole for two. 

The NTPs went to Gosford visitor Garry Fitch on the 2nd at 143cms, Glen Crooks the 7th at 108cms, John Clarke the 11th at 172cms and Todd Peterie the 17th at 410cms. The pro-ball rundown went to 36 on a c/b.

In Wednesday afternoons 9 Hole Skins game Graham Cox took the win with 4 points. Graham had a 4 pointer in his round as did Brian, Brenden and Mick. 

There are still spots available for the VW Scramble on Sunday February 10. It is a 9am shotgun start and you must enter online through VWscramble.com.au. You have a chance to qualify and play the next round at Bonville with club pro Paul King in your team. 

Captain Doug wishes to remind you that the 2019 program is now available on the clubs website and in a folder on the table next to the score computer as well as in the Pro Shop. 

This Saturday’s event is the Stroke monthly medal No. 4.

This Friday night the Black Duck Bistro will be open with Greek dishes on offer. For bookings please phone Sue on 0414 583 595.

Phil McGuire

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