Craig Hogben trounces field at Murray Bridge Golf Club

Winner: A beaming Craig Hogben pictured straight after his stunning round. Photo: Supplied.

Winner: A beaming Craig Hogben pictured straight after his stunning round. Photo: Supplied.

What a round from Craig Hogben!

On Saturday, Hogben stunned all and sundry at the Murray Bridge Golf Club course with a 44-point blitzkrieg that easily won him the day's Farm Fresh Market stableford competition.

In absolutely gorgeous spring conditions, with hardly a breath of wind, Hogben's round included an off-the-planet 25-point 33 off the stick back nine.

That kind of score is pretty much unheard of from an 11 handicapper but when you're hot, you're smokin' hot.

Putting for birdie on nearly every hole on the back nine it was certainly superb golf to watch.

Well done, Craig.

With a smaller than normal field of 55 players due no doubt to the AFL grand final the competition became an open event and Paul Harding was the runner-up with a quality 38-point round.

Playing in Craig Hogben's group, Harding was clearly inspired to try to keep up with the red hot left-hander and to come home with a 2- point back nine himself was great golf.

It was all A graders at the top of proceedings with Andrew Meddle snaring third placing just a countback shy of beating Harding.

Next was another more than handy A grader in Jeff Lipp who caressed his way to 37 points.

36 point scorers were Jeff Tubbenhauer, Tom Haig, "Squashy" Squires and Echunga's Frank Williams.

On 35 were Keith Durham, Nifty Briggs, Randall Cocks and an unusually inconsistent Maurice Wells who dealt in either three-pointers or scrubbed holes on the back nine.

No prizes for guessing who won the pro comp for the best back nine - 25 points wins those every day of the week so well done Craig.

Gary Hodge punched a nice pitching wedge up on to the fourth green to win the Yabby.

It's time for a stroke round this weekend at the Murray Bridge Golf Club's Ritter Street course, so rock up and have a crack.