Hocking wins the day

Hocking wins the day

Warm to hot conditions were endured by last Saturday's comp field at Ritter Street where Daniel Hocking was successful in the BLEASDALE WINERY Stableford competition.

His 38 points was enough to see off all of the locals in a fairly even day of scoring.

Mitch Lienert won the "A" grade with a rock solid 36 points with his long hitting game enabling him to capitalise on several birdie chances and almost an eagle on the par four 9th after taking on the trees and driving the green. Ash Fleming was close up as runner up with 35 points.

Rob Muster continued his strong formline with another 37 points and a win in "B" grade but needing a countback to hold off "Long John" Bell who yet again beat his age off the stick in another courageous display in the heat.

Strathalbyn GC visitor Simon Jantke could do no wrong in amassing a brilliant 42 points to trounce his "C" grade opponents. As a non member of MBGC he was unable to claim the days top prize but he had runner up Kym Thomas unable to get near him despite shooting a handy 36 points.

Terry Marsh led up the ball winners with a cagey 36 points followed by Rod Thoman, Luke Williams, Mark Feetham from Westward Ho GC and Luke Murphy from Nairne GC each with 35. Steve Angove and Quent Maurice were also rewarded for their 34 point rounds.

Michael Vella picked up the Yabby on the 11th and Simon Jantke won the Pro comp for best back nine with 22 points although he needed a countback to do so.

Veteran Bryan "Squashy" Squires couldn't believe his luck in being the only player in the 71 strong field to keep his ball on the 17th green to win the NTP. Some happenings in golf never cease to amaze!

With Easter out of the way everyone would be hanging out for a stroke round and that's just what is scheduled for this Saturday.