Tuesday Championships- Final
Tuesday the 18th of April was the final round of the Tuesday Championship. With the best two stableford scores of three rounds counting towards the final score.
After the second round the top 4 scores were:
But Today, the third Tuedsay, three players hit 39 points and the mix was bound to change.
Unfortunately for Geoff, he didn’t improve on his current scores and had a nervous wait to see if anyone bettered his score.
Best previous rounds were scored by Joe Lowell and Andy Bassett with 39 points, and both were in the box seat to come from behind on such a great day for golf.
Joe rounded off today with a 30 as his second best round leaving him short of Geoff’s mark, and I struggled today with 12 points on the front after starting on the 18th. I came home well and had scored 20 points on the back 8 holes leading onto the last being the 17th. After a strong drive on the final 17th hole I could see a ray of sunshine and that Championship title within reach after the tragedy on the front nine.
The hand of fate then reached out and slapped me as my second shot clipped those trees on the left of the 17th leaving me short of the green, I cruelled my chip and after putting above the hole, paid the penalty by having my final putt run past the hole for a wipe.
But I new 32 was enough to inch past Geoff’s old score. It was just a matter of waiting for all the cards to fall now.
The cards came in, Norm Hughes had a great 39 points but was only backed up by a 27 which left him short of the title. My playing partner Nathan Wardle crafted a lovely 39 also with a big back nine to take the $1.00, also only had a 29 to add to his score which left him short, and with only three cards to come in, I was looking good again with that nett total of 71.
The last card in was another great 39 from Denis Wallace, our Division 5 Pennant Captain and all round Mr Consistency. I checked his other two rounds and saw he had a 31, which I had covered, but his first round was a 33, giving Denis the title of Tuesday Champion for 2017 with a total of 72.
Congratulations again to Denis for a well earned come from behind title.
That’s the best part of this Championship, it’s never over till it’s over.
The other great feature of this event was to see Wendy Anne Parker finish strongly with a 35 finishing equal third. Let’s hope Wendy’s outcome encourages more Women to join in next year.
Winner of the Tuesday Championship Denis Wallace with Runner Up Andy Bassett.