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December 7, 2016

Worrigee win for Laurie

David Laurie (right) receiving the trophy from club captain Brian Dwyer

Photo: Rob Nancarrow. Story: Worrigee Links Golf Club

Finally the weather Gods looked favourably on us and 121 Golfers from 20 different Clubs took to the course that was once again presented in immaculate condition. Well done to Tony ,Chris and the rest of the Green Staff.

Main attention focused on the A Graders. There were 50 A graders with three previous winners in the field hoping to be the first to make it a double and that is what Dave Laurie from the Goulburn Club did. A Worrigee Open record of 67, three shots clear of our own Callan Spreadbury with a fine 70 and Paul Fairall also with a 70 from Russell Vale Golf Club, 

Luke Stevenson last years Champion finished eight shots behind with the other previous Winner Troy Monie a further two shots adrift. A special mention for Pete Hamilton a great round of 74 put him in 6th spot well in front of the more fancied Golfers some of them playing off scratch. Who knows, next year!! 

Dave Laurie’s win was a popular one as Dave is a previous member of our Club,a wonderful golfer and a great bloke. Dave when possible always attends these days and he’ll be back next year. 

Our own club champion Mick Edwards shot a creditable 74. Other good scores with in the club were Clarrie Raymer 74, George Kulscar 77, Jim Sach 77 & Kirk Brown 79 . 

Results from the Open are below;

Worrigee Open Winner:           Dave Laurie (Goulburn)  67 Worrigee Open Record

A Grade Scratch Winner:         Callan Spreadbury 70 c/b

A Grade Scratch Runner Up:    Paul Fairall (Russell Vale) 70

A Grade Nett Winner:              Clarrie Raymer 63 nett

A Grade Nett Runner Up:        Greg Mytilinios 64 nett

B Grade Scratch Winner:         Bruce Brownlow (Kiama) 76

B Grade Scratch Runner Up:   David Gentles (Links Shell Cove) 81

B Grade Nett Winner:             John O’Loughlin 66 nett

B Grade Nett Runner Up:       Chris Oliver 68 nett

C Grade Scratch Winner:        Bruce Ryan 87 

C Grade Scratch Runner Up:  Grant Sinclair 90 

C Grade Nett Winner:            Grant Allen 59 nett

C Grade Nett  Runner Up:     Alex Hedger 63 nett

Grant Allen is a new member that certainly showed some improvement, some 13 shots from his Cap Cards but C Graders don’t despair he has lost 10 shots the next time he fronts the Starter.