Mead wins Life Members’ event

Chris Mead set the early target in the Life Member's 18-hole stableford and couldn't be caught, taking out a two point win.
Chris Mead set the early target in the Life Member's 18-hole stableford and couldn't be caught, taking out a two point win.

Chris Mead was a two-point winner in the Life Members’ 18-hole stableford at Collie Golf Club last Saturday.

The Boyup Brook country member was out early in the day and his 39 points set the target for afternoon players who failed in their endeavours to overhaul him.

Bruce Jackson and Greg Bell were the best of the afternoon players, on 37, with Jackson picking up second-place trophy on a countback.

Others to share in the allocation of vouchers were captain Clayton Flynn and Denis Cocker, on 36, and Ian Annandale, who improved greatly on a wayward opening tee shot to finish on 35.

Boyup Brook visitor Ben Mead matched his father’s winning score and was rewarded with a $20 voucher.

Shelley Barker-May and Rhonda Annandale each posted 34 points in the associates’ event with the trophy going to Barker-May on a countback.

Debbie Van Volenstee won the ladies’ novelties on Nos. four and nine, while Peter House (4), Alan Kent (6), Bruce Miller (7), Jim Hine (14), Fred Bronickis (15) and Roger Hunter (18) won the men’s novelties.

Scores were unusually low in last week’s Tuesday leisure day event when Mun Lye’s modest 34 points was enough to claim top spot in the 18-hole stableford.

Graham Williams, Jim Lee and Stan Matvee all posted 33 to finish in the minor placings.

Chris Shea (No. 4), David Laird (7), John Wray (14) and Fred Bronickis (18) won the novelties.

Darren O’Brien was a clear winner in last Thursday’s nine-hole scroungers with 20 stableford points, one better than John Rabjones, on 19, and two better than Ian Shannon and Greg White, on 18.

Scores of 17 from Jason Mumme, Neil McDonald, John Williamson and Eric Annandale were also rewarded with vouchers.

Greg White’s 40 off-the-stick was the day’s best gross score, while novelties were picked up by Steve Gianola (4), Ian Stewart (6) and Fred Bronickis (9).

This week’s events

Thursday, nine-hole scroungers; Saturday, 18-hole stableford for the Mafia group trophies; Tuesday, 18-hole Mafia group leisure day event.

Members are reminded that the Riverside Open is just over a week away. Nomination forms are available at the clubhouse for both the Friday four-ball and weekend stroke events.