SUNDAY saw the South Gippsland District Golf Association conduct its annual Fourball Championship at Lang Lang Golf Club.
A total of 36 pairs greeted the starter in absolutely picture perfect conditions. This was the best field to have entered the event in the last five years, and the Lang Lang Golf Course, was in excellent condition for the day.
With the championship now reduced to an 18 hole event, the Lang Lang pair of Brett Mottrom and Drew Pearson returned an excellent 2 under par 68 to win by 1 shot from Beau Van Agtmaal and Danny Crellin.
The ‘B’ Grade scratch event was won by Lang Lang Golf Club’s Keith Stockdale and Tony Andrews returning an excellent 77 off the stick to win by a comfortable 4 shots from Bryan Hogan and Tyler Hogan, and Rod Brown and Ryan Thomas both on 81.
The results of all events were: 18 Holes Scratch (K.MacDonald Shield) Brett Mottrom and Drew Pearson 68. 18 Holes ‘B’ Grade Scratch Keith Stockdale & Tony Andrews 77. 18 Holes ‘A’ Grade Handicap Peter Rayson & Tom Ryan 67 (On countback). 18 Holes ‘B’ Grade Handicap David Lucas & Jamie Welsh 62. 9 Holes ‘A & B’ Grades Handicap (Out) Wayne Kennedy & Colin Casey 27 (On countback). 9 Holes ‘A & B’ Grades Handicap (In) Gary Young & Anthony Clemann 26.
Nearest the Pin: 5th Hole James Fowler, 9th Hole Keith Stockdale, 12th Hole Beau Van Agtmaal, 15th Hole Damien Symmons. DTL balls D Lucas/ J Welsh 62, K Stockdale/ T Andrews 64, D Pearson/ B Mottrom 64, M Colley/ K Mooney 64, R Hopcraft/ B Windsor 66, W Kennedy/ C Casey 67, P Rayson/ T Ryan 67, B Van Agtmaal/ D Crellin 67, T. Marotti/ N. Perks 68, P. Wagner/ P. Cochrane 69, S. Laing/ R. Pascoe 69, B. Wilson/ G. Salmon 70.