Round 1:- Saturday, 21st July
An exciting day of quality Foursomes saw a leaderboard of significant proportions. The cream had risen to the top, with last year's lady winner and her new partner gaining a one shot lead. Shelley Chapman and Frank Michael shot a creditable 82, tainted only by the triple on 17. Their lead over mother/ son combination of Heather and Bruce Dunlop was small, following the Dunlop's even par back nine - well done. But they would like to replay the 7th hole, after taking a 9 on the Par 4/5. In third place, Mindy Ross and Bill Bell on 85 were looking good early before their triple on 4.
So, plenty of opportunities were out there to score, but also some danger holes to be careful of. There were 12 teams within ten strokes of the lead, leaving the door open for a come from behind Winner.
Leaders of the net were team Dunlop, with Wendy Hyndman and Steven Groth one shot back, after a great round. Shelley and Frank were there, while the experienced team Pershouse were lurking. The nett event seemed to be wide open behind leaders team Dunlop.
Round 2:- Sunday, 22nd of July
A cold morning greeted the players. Many would have preferred to remain in bed after a stressful first round of Foursomes. But no, down to the driving range for a two hour warm up in minus three degree temperatures was how the contenders courageously started their Sunday. Come tee off time, it couldn't be better for the final round. Now to the golf.
Gary and Kendall Hunt had a disappointing round on Saturday, but came back with a vengeance with a tournament low score of 80 on Sunday. This was to set the clubhouse lead for others to chase. One by one, teams came up a little short, until the Candice Bell / Daniel Meldrum combination equaled their combined total of 170. Just when the tournament looked to be heading for an 18 hole playoff next week, the winners arrived. And what a popular win. Long term member Heather Dunlop and son Bruce Dunlop came in with a final round 85, when added to their first round 83, for a total of 168, giving them a two shot victory.
The nett event was also won comfortably by team Dunlop, with a score of 137.
The bonus - all teams survived.
Full results available soon.