By Casey O'Connor
Stanthorpe Golfers teed off on Saturday in the September Monthly medal competition.
Time was running out to qualify for the Medal of Medallists with only one more opportunity available after Saturday’s round.
The early morning players looked to have the best of things and it looked likely that one of their number would take line honours.
That was until Santo Cavallaro returned the best of the day – nett 71.
Santo had one or two bad holes during his round but good putting his good putting kept him in the game.
Santo had 10 ten holes which required only one putt find the hole.
The ever-consistent Scott Constable returned nett 73 to claim the runner up slot and added another nest gross of the day (75) to his tally.
Putting honours were claimed by Wes Smith who needed on 26 putts for his round.
Things were much closer in the ladies event. Marie Cook and Margie Locke each returned nett 72 and a countback was required to determine the winner.
Marie Cook got the nod following the countback.
She also returned the lowest gross score in the ladies competition – 86.
Margie Locke half 86 for the ladies and to settle for the runner’s up prize but did requie the least number of putts among the Ladies – 29 Putts giving her a win in the putting comp.
Pin shots went the way of Matthew Penn at three and David Burgess at 17.
Nikki Waterworth held the Ladies pin shots at three and 12 while 17 belonged to Marie Cook.
Nikki Waterworth’s pin shot at 12 produced a birdie on the hole which also was the birdies nest on the day.
Our spies tell us that Nikki chipped into the hole from a greenside bunker.
Pro-pins were won by Jacob Steele (1/10); Ian Harvey (5/14) and David Reeves (9/18).
Barry Jones, Mick O’Brien, Jacob Steele, Max Hunter, Max Smith and Linda Kelly were included in the run down.
The September Medal round was kindly sponsored by club members, Fiona Kelly and Mark Baker.
The ladies event also included qualifying for the Ladies Captain’s Match play with the top eight scores included in the field.
The lady’s captain, Annelle has the list and has prepared the draw.
This Saturday members will play an individual stableford.
The Men’s event sponsored by Marie Cook and the ladies’ event sponsored by Mandy Benussi and Lyn Ludlow.
Tee off from 11am and there is a time sheet is on the board at the clubhouse.