Top scores in cool conditions

SOLID EFFORT: Colin Ferguson was in good form on Saturday at the Blue Lake Golf Club. Picture: JAMES MURPHY

IN wintery conditions, Jamie Walters won the Blue Lake Golf Club’s monthly medal with the only sub-par score of 80/12/68.

Walters would probably rue the two double-bogeys on the fourth and 14th holes which stopped him from having a exceptional score.

However, his consistency on the day, with scores of 40 on each nine, ensured victory.

Marc Dalton claimed the A Grade honours with an impressive 72/2/70.

Starting his round off slowly, scoring 39 on the front nine, Dalton came in strong on the back with an impressive 33.

Playing partner Colin Ferguson came in second with a 75/5/70 after losing to Dalton on a count-back.

Anthony Riddoch rounded out the podium with 80/9/71.

David Gould finished in first place in B Grade with a consistent 42 and 43.

It was enough to beat Adrian O’Donnell, whose 90/13/73 was highlighted by some impressive chipping, especially on the 17th hole.

In third place was Luke Odgers, with his round of 92/18/74 hindered by a rough start on the front nine.

However, Odgers managed to get back on track on the back, highlighted by a birdie on the 10th hole.

Brodie Dixon claimed the C Grade honours with 96/26/70, enough to comfortable beat second place-getter Brenton Hodge.

Hodge had a consistent day of a 49 and 51.

In third place was Suvas KC, who would rue an 11 on the seventh hole which hurt his overall score of a 108/33/75.

Only eight women took to the fairways on Saturday for the first round of the Carlin and Gazzard winter cup.

Helen Stratford claimed the honours with 99/21/78, enough to beat Ronda Edwards (93/15/78) on a count-back.

Kate Hommelhoff rounded out the podium with 112/33/79.

Brett Lewis led the ball winners along with Ian Bown, David Dowie, Josh Gale, Michael Johnston, Joe Pritchard, Ben Pudney, Stephen Smith, Josh Ransom, Bryce Smith and Dean Zeven.

Dalton had a day out, with an eagle on the 17th hole to claim the jackpot of 12 golf balls.

Brain Dunn claimed the least putts award.