Parkes golfing goodness | Another tight and torrid affair as halfway leaders

IN FULL SWING: Reigning titleholder Mitch McGlashan, watching the result of shot to the green, in action on Saturday for the Parkes Golf Club's annual Club Championships. Photo: Submitted
IN FULL SWING: Reigning titleholder Mitch McGlashan, watching the result of shot to the green, in action on Saturday for the Parkes Golf Club's annual Club Championships. Photo: Submitted

An excellent field of 76 players contested the three round of the Terry Bros Furniture and Floorcoverings Men's Club Championships at the Parkes Golf Club on Saturday.

With players enjoying ideal golfing conditions it was Brad Scott who upstaged his more fancied rivals when he recorded a superb three over Par round of 74 to snare a narrow one-shot lead in the 72 hole Club Championships.

Scott - who trailed the halfway leaders Myles Smith, Ken Cobcroft and reigning titleholder Mitch McGlashan by two shots - now holds onto a narrow one shot lead after rounds totalling 231.

Ken Cobcroft is well positioned just one off the pace, while McGlashan is a further shot back on 233 with Smith and Robert Hey a further shot away on 234 and the winner is expected to come from this grouping.

In B grade for players on handicaps of 13 to 18 sees Rod Kiley setting a blistering pace as he holds a commanding 13 shot lead as he returned an impressive 82 off the stick and this added to his halfway total sees him sitting on 250.

The battle for the minor placings sees Wayne "Pup" Parker currently on 263 two shots clear of David Brown with Peter Bristol next on 266 and Peter Boschman in fifth position on 271.

The C grade for players on handicaps of 19 and above is another tight and torrid affair as halfway leaders Ross Smith and Gordon Christie continue to share the lead after both shot identical rounds of 93 to give them totals of 279 for the 54 holes.

Close on the heels of the leading pair is Brent Timmins who fired an impressive 90 off the stick to move within two shots of the lead.

Robert Lea is close by on 283 and junior golfer is still within striking distance on 284.

The overall handicap Championship for the A. G. Rowley sees Rod Kiley well clear on 205 nett with his closest rival Lachlan Buesnell some eight shots back on 213 some two shots ahead of Myles Smith who is a further shot in front of Ken Cobcroft.

In the daily awards for trophies generously provided by Terry Bros saw Lachlan Buesnell successful in A grade with 69 on a count-back.

Rod Kiley reigned in B grade with his 68 nett while Victor Gaidzionis fired the round of the day with a brilliant 88 off the stick for a 63 nett.

Saturday's Nearest the Pin victors went to Jack Elliott at 272cm on the Idlerite Tyrepower first hole, Tony Hendry took out the Griffins Leading Edge fourth and the money hole at 168cm.

Robert Lea was successful at 135cm on the Dirt Doctor Landscaping sixth hole.

Victor Gaidzionis took out both the Harvey Norman 11th Hole and the tough Westlime 15th holes at 95cms and 1050cms respectively.

In the day's final awards Brad Scott hit a magnificent nine iron to within 130cms of the pin on the Parkes Readymixed Concrete ninth hole in two.

The consistent Phil Bishop was well pleased with wedge to 40cms on the Central West Glass sponsored 18th hole also in two shots.

Ball winners on the day saw 68 Chris Goodie, 69 Duncan Constable, Peter Boschman and Brad Scott, 70 Ken Keith, Brent Timmins, Richard Hamilton, Simon Wild and Tony Hendry, 71 Scott Winter and Trevor Chatman and surviving the count-back on 72 were Riall Harrison, Todd Jayet and Ken Cobcroft.

The fourth and final round of the 72 hole Terry Bros Club Championships will be played in conjunction with the Telescope Tyres and Batteries September Monthly Medal this Saturday.

It will also see members contesting the Bob Smith Memorial Trophy which is being played in conjunction.