The Parkes Golf Club Terry Bro's Furniture, Carpet and Floorcoverings 2020 Men's Championships went into the 3rd round on Saturday with great weather for the golfing fraternity and 84 men and 18 ladies teed it up.
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With the improved conditions it was a surprise our A-grade golfers could not fire to their capabilities with only 3 able to break 80.
Mitch McGlashan was the low scorer with a well compiled 74 scratch score beating Joe Van Opynen on 77 and Max Keith on 79.
The nett winner was Max Keith with a 69 nett.
In B grade Joe Davies had one of his best scratch rounds of recent time with a good 84 off the stick, followed home by Peter Bristol and Richard Hamilton both on 85.
Joe Davies also picked up the double with a 68 nett score.
In C grade Ken Keith proved he is learning something off son Max with a good 93 scratch score beating home Chris Harrison, Ross Smith and Alec Edwards all on 94. Alec Edwards stole the nett score with 67.
The Nearest The Pins this week were - Idlerite Tyrepower 1st won by Greg Peterson at 612cm, the Griffins Leading Edge 4th by Denis Howard at 82cm, the Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th by Mitch McGlashan at 263cm, the Parkes Readymixed Concrete 9th by Michael Dumesny at 370cm, the Harvey Norman 11th by David Stevenson at 41cm, the Westlime 15th Phil Barnard at 118cm and the Central West Glass 18th by J Fisher at 113cm.
So that meant that Mitch McGlashan won the lucrative 6th hole this week.
Ball winners were - Richard Hamilton 69 nett, Peter Magill 70, Peter Bristol, Lindsay Elliott both on 71, John Green and Michael Dumesny on 72, Myles Smith, Nimesh Piyatissa and Chris Harrison on 73, Ross Smith, Blake Parker, Anthony Riach, Ken Keith and Tony Evans all on 74.
The final Round of the Terry Brothers Furniture, Bedding and Floor Coverings Mens Championships and the Central West Glass Ladies Championships will be undertaken this Saturday 5th September.
All ladies and Men leaders in each grade have been seeded and will play in the final 6 groups on Saturday making for interesting matchups.
The Men's Championships see evergreen Rob Hey leading the way on 229 after establishing his shot making skills during the horrendous weather on the first two rounds.
Rob struggled with the fine weather last Saturday but still holds a 5 shot lead over the unorthodox Joey Van Opynen who loves a match play style and with his magical short game will be a threat, if Riall Harrison can find his game he will be a chance as will the long hitting Aaron Wilkie who has not played his best golf yet but is still with a chance of winning.
The next four golfers maybe just a touch too far away but Mick Dumesny, Max Keith, Anthony Riach and Blake Parker have shown they are genuine players and their time is not too far away.
The club house punters feel that Rob Hey will just hang on to win his maiden A-grade Championship in a tight finish
The B Grade men sees some old timers in Wayne Powter, Rob Cheney and Peter Bristol trying to hold off the young bull in Grady Magill with only 5 shots the difference between the players.
This could be too close to call and it will be interesting to see if the nerves of the oldies can hold up against youthful courage. Tip - Rob Cheney wins on the last.
C Grade is Chris Harrison against the Mayor Ken Keith, Brendon Simpson and Simon Wild and the winner will be the one to keep the dreaded double and triple bogeys from their cards.
Tip - Chris Harrison to finish just in front of fast finishing Brendon Simpson.
The Ladies Division 1 looks to be a one horse race with Anita Medcalf completing two very consistent rounds after the multiple Ladies Champ Kaye Jones seriously injured her ankle last Saturday whilst playing golf - all of the PGC members wish Kaye a speedy recovery and hope to see her back playing in the near future.
The work is in front of Dale Matthews, Leonie Thompson and Colleen Staples to catch Anita, but golf is a funny thing, and anything is possible - the ladies haven't played their third round at the time of this update.
Division 2 is a very tight battle between Lyn Davison, Ann Berkeley, Kaye Inglis and Denise Charlton with again the winner will be whoever can hold their nerve over the next two rounds.
The top 8 A-grade Men, top 4 B-grade Men, top 4 C Grade Men and the top four from Ladies Div 1 & 2 will be seeded in order and play in the last groups of players this Saturday.
A major thanks to all our sponsors, however special mention to Terry Brothers Furniture, Bedding and Floorcoverings and Central West Glass for their continued support of the Championships and the Parkes Golf Club.
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