Lachlan in good form ahead of Parkes Open

Lachlan Buesnell has hit form at the perfect time with a convincing victory in last Saturday’s Parkes Golf Club 18 hole stableford.

Parkes junior Lachlan Buesnell has hit form at the right time with a solid win last Saturday setting him up nicely for this weekend's Parkes Open tournament.

Parkes junior Lachlan Buesnell has hit form at the right time with a solid win last Saturday setting him up nicely for this weekend's Parkes Open tournament.

Buesnell must now be considered a real chance of taking out the B grade section of this weekend’s Parkes Open after scoring a blistering 39 points to win by a point.

The 10 handicapper was pleased with his round.

“It was good to put a solid 18 holes together,” Buesnell said.

“I hit the ball well and scored well too.

“The two do not always go together.

“My handicap has blown out a bit as I dropped some very good rounds off.

“It is good to get it going in the right direction again,” he said.

Buesnell beat Graham Cooke by a shot followed by Richard Hamilton, Ian Phipps, Luke Clarke and Chris Goodie all two points further back.

David Stevenson, John Green, and Riall Harrison were next on 35 points.

The final ball winners on 34 points included Richard Hutchison, Brian Hogan Snr, Laurie Wakefield and Sam Turner. 

Tim Burke started his round well by claiming the nearest the pin on the Idlerite-Tyrepower 1st hole at 1070cm.

Rob Hey hit an excellent tee shot into the Griffins Leading Edge 4th hole, finishing only 178cm away from the cup.

Tony Hendry was closest to the Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th hole, putting for birdie from 313cm.

David Stevenson won the money hole and nearest the pin on the Harvey Norman 11th hole at 300cm.

Anthony Riach would not of known how close his shot into the Westlime 15th hole was from the tee.

He would have been pleased when he walked up to see it only 200cm away, which he converted for a good birdie.

Ron Hetherington warmed up nicely for his matchplay final on Sunday by finishing closest in two shots on the Parkes Readymixed Concrete 9th hole when his approach came to rest 103cm from the flag.

Bill Warren scored one for the seniors by claiming the PJL Group 18th hole award.

Warren’s approach to the 18th finished only 101cm away, allowing the veteran to use his unique putting style and claim a very good birdie.

The Parkes golf course is closed to social players this weekend due to the staging of the SCT Logisitics Parkes Open tournament.

Play begins on Saturday with the Atlas Copco Australia Fourball event, with the Mensland Long Drive contest in conjunction.

More than 140 players will tee up on Sunday for the Parkes Open.

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