MEN’S FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIP 2021
Posted on: 6 April
Men’s Foursomes Championship 2021
2021 Men’s Foursomes Wrap
Sunny skies and light winds greeted competitors in round 2. With the green staff still working on many areas of the course after the rain the bunkers on the first 6 holes were all in play, from 7 to 18 all bunkers were GUR.
Matt Taylor and Todd Ostler are our 2021 Foursomes Champions with a 149 total. Matt and Todd were quick out of the blocks and 2 under after 8, but a bogey on 9, a double bogey on 10, and bogey on 11 saw the contest tighten significantly. Eventual runners up, Kirk Buckley and Ryan Suckling set the club house lead at 150 with a closing 73. With 5 holes to play Matt and Todd needed to par in to win, and that they did closing with a 73. Ash and Darcy Mackay came in 3rd on 151 with a closing 76. The A grade nett was won in a canter by Nic Vlismas and Ken Rush who closed with a remarkable nett 62.5 for a two – round total of 137, to win by 4 from team Webber (Marc and Kade) and team Mackay (Ash and Darcy), both on 141.
John and Simon Templeton dominated B Grade. The first – round leaders closed with a consistent 87 for a 168 total that saw them win by 5 shots from Mark De Brito and Russell Gallard on 173. With John and Simon out of the nett by virtue of winning the B Grade Championship it was down to a battle between Mark and Russell and Bill Ghioni and Gary Pilling to determine the nett winners. Bill and Gary sneaked in on a count back at 145.
C Grade provided plenty of dramas with a 3 – way tie on 188 and a play off to be scheduled to determine the Champions. With the 3 pairings also placed in the top 4 positions of the nett, that to will need to wait till the Championship play off result. Troy Davis and Trevor Duncan, James Dwyer and Richard Perkins and Alex Jansen and William Newton all finished on 188. Troy and Trevor were the big movers in round 2, closing with an 88. Whilst James and Richard and Alex and William closed with 93 and 94 respectively.
The beauty of foursomes is not having to deal with the consequences of your own bad shot, the curse if having to deal with the consequences of your partners bad shot!
Congratulations to our winners and good luck to the play – off contenders in C Grade.
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After a week of rain and the postponement of round 1 the Championship finally commenced on Saturday. The SRGC Greens Staff led by Dave Aplitt, did a remarkable job getting the course ready. Unfortunately, it wasn’t feasible to get bunkers back in play, so they were defined as GUR, but the rest of the course was well presented and remarkably dry.
The major prize for the championship (36 hole) is the scratch event. A prize winner in the scratch is ineligible for any nett prize. In the event of the day (18 hole) the nett is awarded first, then the scratch. Unlike other events the grade split is determined after round one to ensure equivalent competitors in each grade. This year each grade consists of 29 pairings, A grade + to 12.5, B Grade 13 – 18 and C Grade 18.5 +.
In A Grade the pairings of Jacob Carpenter and Alex Lombardo and Ash and Darcy Mackay lead after solid 75’s. The evergreen Todd Ostler and Matt Taylor (76) are 3rd. With 10 pairings within 4 shots of the lead this is the most open race we have had for some years as we go into round 2. Craig Anderson and Peter Kerrigan (67) lead the nett from Jacob and Alex (69.5)
B Grade is led by John and Simon Templeton who fired an excellent 81. They have a 2-shot lead from Mark De Brito and Russell Gallard who returned an 83, with Matthew Coleiro and Melito Villa (85) a further 2 shots back. With another 3 pairings returning 87 this grade also looks fairly open. In the nett John and Simon (67.5) lead from Matthew and Melito (68.5)
Aneesh Deo Singh and Ross Powell (91) lead C Grade from Craig Field and Dave Smith (92) with 3rd position being filled by Graham Moore and David Smith. Once again, the leader board is bunched with 7 pairings within 4 shots of the lead. The nett is led by Aneesh and Ross (72), they are followed by 3 pairings, Graham and David, Craig and Dave and Ashton Brown and Thomas Stalgis – Bilinski a shot back on 73.
Good luck to everyone in round 2 and be sure to look for the wrap up on the website. Leader boards for nett and scratch in all grades are available in the results area of the website.