Wagga’s Bart Carroll is Open Champion
Sunday last saw over 60 players brave the cold, bleak and wintry conditions to render the annual Harden Open Tournament a success, despite the weather. Despite these conditions, some hot scoring was still returned at the end of the day, none better than Bart Carroll of Wagga Wagga, who carded 69 (=2) to take the event 2 shots clear of his nearest rival.
Bart was very complementary of the course, the hospitality and the warm feeling running through the day amongst the playing group. Bart also thanked the sponsors the GO Kruger Trust, the organisation of the day and the Club. Runner up in the Open Division was Alan Wilder of Young, who recorded an even par round of 71.
In the B Grade Division, Harden proudly brought home the winner and the runner up who both shot 85 but were separated by a 3 way countback with Jamie Cantrell claiming the goodies from Nathan Hawkins and then Brian Wales.
In the nett division of A Grade, a rare appearance by former Club Champion Mark Parker was enough to claim the day with 66 nett whilst Scott Pigram, a visitor from Cootamundra took the Stableford division with 38 points.
In the nett division of B Grade, John Liensesch, a regular visitor to Harden, took it out with 71 on a countback whilst Harden’s own local legend Herb Manwaring snared the B Stableford with 36 points. The best local scratch score went to Ben Glover with a 77 nett.
In the nearest the pin stakes, one had to shoot lights out to claim the bikkies. In A Grade, Garry Anderson dropped one into 21cm, whilst the B Grade went to Ron Kerr at 79cm.
Clubs represented included Harden, Cootamundra, Young, Wagga, Belconnen, Wentworth, Kapooka, Temora, Tumut, Blayney, South Lakes, Gundagai and Yarrawonga. Harden Country Club extends its thanks to those who travelled and helped make the day a success.
Filmer & Filmer Win 4BBB Day
On the Saturday preceding the Tournament Day, the Kruger Trust put on a 4BBB pairs day. The weather on Saturday belied what was to come Sunday with a crisp but sunny winters day. In her first full golf round in quite some time, Toni Filmer has dragged husband Craig around the course to record a winning 48 point day out. Not a bad comeback.
Craig & Toni Filmer were 2 points clear of playing partners Brian Wales and Tam Kennedy in what was a hard fought Keno ticket on the outcome. The sledging got quite real on 17 tee as the scores tightened up but a clutch putt on each of 17 & 18 by Craig for par sealed the deal.
Peter Elliott showed shades of his glory days by recording best individual score and taking the ticket for this. Pete had a superb round of 43 points or 7 better than his handicap. Well done.
Ladies New Start Group Powering Along
Results are in for the last 2 weeks of Marj’s Marauders and there is some keen interest in Marj Manwaring’s clutch of ladies new to the game and loving being on course. In the week before last, Karen Glover had an awesome day out netting 34 and under her handicap sneaking past probably the most consistent golfer presently in Cathie Sanderson who recorded a 39 nett.
This Tuesday past, the semi-permanent midweek course fixture in Jackie Solah claimed the day with 42 nett and Susie Stephens chasing her in with 48 nett. The Tuesday 10am starts appear to be agreeing with the growing number of interested ladies and all are welcome regardless of ability. It’s fun and everybody is learning so come and have a dig.
On Saturday, the gents will be playing an Individual Stableford for a Club Trophy from lunchtime, whilst the ladies will be playing the same in an event of their own. Sunday will see the Pennants Team host Round 4 of this year’s Pennants preliminaries at Harden Course from 10am. The team is light on at this stage and any man interested in having a home game, could they please text Tam on 0457 283 304. Other sports have depleted the ranks.
Look forward to seeing you on course.
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