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3rd June 2017

The women's Division 2 pennant team made the final and will play Woodend at Lancefield. Unfortunately Division 3 went down in the last round to Avenel 3-2 and missed the final as they needed at least a draw. Mary Bysouth and Anne Cooper took the fight to the 18th but were both beaten 1 down.

Wednesday was the first round of the women's singles knockout. Marg Brierley defeated Jan Baczynski 3 and 2, Dawn Hinneberg defeated Chris Schussler 5 and 4, Sue Byrne defeated Di Riley 6 and 5, Mary Bysouth won 1 up against Veronica Aston, and Ruth Duffy won on the 20th against Veronica Maher.

Thursday was the monthly medal day sponsored by Drummond Golf Niddrie. The medal for best score was won in A Grade by Mark Fisher with 81-12=69. In B Grade Tony Donovan (Metropolitan Golf Club) won with 86-15=71, and in C Grade it was Patrick Ryan who won with a nett 98-28=70. Others to score well were Ron Winzer 71, Kevin Sheedy 71, Colin Wilson 72, Dick Ellis 72 and Jack Conway 72.

Nearest the pins were won by Reg Palmer, Jody Thomson (Maryborough GC), Mick Bullock (Woodend) and Jake Prewett.

In the men's monthly medal stroke on Saturday, again sponsored by Drummond Golf Niddrie, the star of the show was Gary Middleton, who won the medal and B Grade with an amazing 74-15=59. Mark Fisher and Colin Wilson both had 81-12=69 in A Grade, with Mark winning on a countback. In C Grade, a win by Daniel Reed Rogers is almost becoming routine, his 87-23=64 would normally have won the medal if not for Gary's exceptional round.

Other very good scores were made by Geoff Varley 64, Stuart Pyne 66, John Goodman 67, Reg Palmer 69 and Harold Moore 69. Nearest the pins were won by Mark Speakman, Reg Palmer, John Goodman and David Ridington.   

Six women played Stableford and Ruth Duffy won with 31 points. The runner-up was Veronica Maher and both nearest the pins were won by Julie Hanson.

Stableford is the event for women next Wednesday and for the mixed competition on Thursday. Saturday sees the resumption of rounds in the men's doubles knockout, plus Par for those not competing in the knockout. Women on Saturday will play Stableford.

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Course conditions

18th June 2017

 Fairways: In excellent condition with a lush grass cover.

 Greens: Excellent, even and true.

 Surrounds: Excellent.