2012 Bushranger Cup Results

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The 2012 Bushranger Cup Results

The 9th Bushranger Cup returned to the Mornington Peninsula and was played on three great golf courses on the weekend of March 30 - April 1. This year we had nine teams of rabid and ferocious highwaymen line up to contest the greatest prize in Australian social golf. As is the tradition, the reigning champs are considered the most recent and infamous bushrangers, and so had the honour of competing as The Kelly Gang. The event details were:

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 30, 31 &April 1 2012
Where: Rosebud CC, Moonah Links Legends and Open Courses
What: 45 holes of mayhem over three days
How: Staying in Deluxe Villas at the Moonah Links Golf Academy.
Who: Mates playing & laughing in teams of four
Why: For loads of fun, trophies & prizes

Sadly, two foundation Cuppers and past champions who have played every year, Arbeige and Da King, could not make it this year. This means we had six exclusive Bushrangers who have played every Cup. They are:

Bastros, Boo, Crocko, Dee, Dubs & The Hominator.

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Starting out at The Rosebud Country Club, the scores were very even on day one except for one bolter and one straggler. There was just four shots between 2nd and 8th place with The Ben Hall Gang shooting all the best first round scores to bolt to a 10-shot lead and the Stringybark Creek Freaks dropping anchor to be seven shots behind the team in 8th place.

Saturday on The Legends Course at Moonah Links was a different story will all the scores between 65 and 75 and the whole field bunching up after the overnight leaders failed to press home their advantage with each pair shooting a 74. If one of the Ben Hall Gang pairs had shot a great round or both had played solid rounds, they may have shut the door on the field, but the swoopers came out on moving day and when the dust had settled on Saturday, there were four teams in contention for the 2012 Bushranger Cup. Thanks to a brilliant 65 (best round of the day) from Diesal and Ho, The Kelly Gang held a slender lead going into the final day with The Captain Melvilles two back, the Canvas Town Mob four back and the Ben Hall Gang five back.

After two days, 54 holes were completed and the tournament was set up for a thrilling and dramatic finish. Given that the Stringybark Creek Freaks had come from seven shots back in 2009 and the Saturday night leader had been mown down in each of the last three years, the Cup was wide open going into the final round. In the end, the tournament was the closest blanket finish we have ever had with nothing between the top five teams until deep into the back nine on Sunday.

When the final groups teed off on Sunday, after deducting the Sunday handicaps, there was one shot separating the top four teams as they stood on the first tee with the Kelly Gang on - 8 and the Ben Hall Gang, the Captain Melvilles and the Canvas Town Mob all on - 7. After the front nine, the leaders had fallen to fourth with an even par front nine to remain on - 8 while the other three contenders had all shot under par and moved ahead. The Captain Melvilles were - 10 while the Ben Hall Gang and the Canvas Town Mob were locked together on - 9. Meanwhile the Aaron Sherritt Gang were scorching up the course and had joined the party and made the turn at - 5.

After five holes of the back nine, the whole field had bunched up and just three shots separated the top five teams. The Ben Hall Gang were leading on - 10, the Kelly Gang and the Captain Melvilles were one back on - 9, the Canvas Town Mob were on - 8 and the Aaron Sherritt Gang had moved up to - 7. Then all hell broke loose over the closing four holes. Having only managed to get to one under through 14 holes, the Kelly Gang birdied the short par five 15th, then hit their approach close on 16 for another birdie. On the 17th, Diesal holed a massive putt to make it three birdies in a row. Coming home with a wet sail, they bombed balls all the way down the 18th to finish with four birdies in a row over the closing holes to split the field open and become the first team in Bushranger Cup history to successfully defend the title.

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Above we see The Kelly Gang (Dave WarwickRichard MitchellNick Honey & Matthew Pitt) enjoying receiving the greatest prize in Australian social golf - The Bushranger Cup.

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The Tee times for Round One were:

Group 1
3:16pm

Group 2
3:24pm

Group 3
3:32pm

Group 4
3:40pm

Group 5
3:48pm

Gav Doran
Simon Whyte
Rich Fellner
Scott Wilson

Paul White
M. Henderson
Neil Hocking

Dennis Williams
Leo Ryan
Nick Sutherland
Richard Mitchell

Gary Fumberger
Andrew Yates
Wayne Ball
Greg Cousins

W.Stonehouse
Paul Gray
Dave Warwick
Paul Richards

Group 6
3:56pm

Group 7
4:04pm

Group 8
4:12pm

Group 9
4:20pm

Group 10
4:28pm

Jason Hartley
Ian Crotty
Nick Honey
Michael David

Tom Tomlin
Rob Lugton
Bass Shand
Brett Simpson

Ivan Jones
Amit Shah
Matthew Pitt
Tim Holroyd

Phil Smith
Chris Stimmel
Andy MacFeate
Roger Brown

Michael Mileo
John Lazzara
Nick Mouhta

First Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Dave Warwick
Nick Honey
Matthew Pitt
Richard Mitchell

   
35
50
36
38

The Captain Melvilles
Ian Crotty
Sebastian Shand
Simon Whyte
Andrew Yates

 
39
39
41
37

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Michael David
Greg Cousins
Brett Simpson
Tim Holroyd

 
40
45
49
39

Ben Hall Gang
Michael Mileo
Richard Fellner
Rob Lugton
Chris Stimmel

 
33
33
30
33

Canvas Town Mob
Neil Hocking
Nick Mouhtaropoulos
Gav Doran
Nick Sutherland

 
33
38
52
41

Friends of MD Morgan
Warwick Stonehouse
Amit Shah
John Lazzara
Andy MacFeate

 
36
41
44
35

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Mark Henderson
Leo Ryan
Paul Gray
Wayne Ball

 
44
35
36
49

Moondyne Joe Gang
Tom Tomlin
Paul Richards
Ivan Jones
Phil Smith

 
35
45
42
38

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Paul White
Dennis Williams
Gary Fumberger
Jason Hartley

 
36
48
40
35

Second Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Dave Warwick
Nick Honey


65

The Captain Melvilles
Ian Crotty
Sebastian Shand


66

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Michael David
Greg Cousins


68

The Kelly Gang
Matthew Pitt
Richard Mitchell


68

The Captain Melvilles
Simon Whyte
Andrew Yates


66

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Brett Simpson
Tim Holroyd


66

Ben Hall Gang
Michael Mileo
Richard Fellner


74

Canvas Town Mob
Neil Hocking
Nick Mouhtaropoulos


68

Friends of MD Morgan
Warwick Stonehouse
Amit Shah


70

Ben Hall Gang
Rob Lugton
Chris Stimmel


74

Canvas Town Mob
Gav Doran
Nick Sutherland


68

Friends of MD Morgan
John Lazzara
Andy MacFeate


75

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Mark Henderson
Leo Ryan


72

 Moondyne Joe Gang
Tom Tomlin
Paul Richards


72

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Paul White
Dennis Williams


75

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Paul Gray
Wayne Ball


70

 Moondyne Joe Gang
Ivan Jones
Phil Smith


74

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Gary Fumberger
Jason Hartley


72

Long Drive, NTP & Low Round Winners

 

Singles

2-ball

4-ball

Longest Drive

Yatesy (Cpt Melvilles)

Luggo (Ben Hall Gang)

Richo (Moondyne Joe)

Nearest the Pin

Luggo (Ben Hall Gang)

Boo (Friends of MDM)

The Shah (Friends of MDM)

Low Round

The Ben Hall Gang

The Kelly Gang

The Aaron Sherritt Gang

Final Championship Scores

Place

Gang

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Rnd 4

Total

Par

1st

The Kelly Gang

73

65

68

67

273

- 13

2nd

The Ben Hall Gang

63

74

74

64

275

- 11

3rd

The Captain Melvilles

76

66

66

68

276

- 10

4th

The Aaron Sherritt Gang

74

72

70

61

277

- 9

5th

The Canvas Town Mob

74

68

68

69

279

- 7

6th

The Captain Moonlite Gang

75

72

75

62

284

- 2

7th

Stingybark Creek Freaks

84

66

68

67

285

- 1

8th

Friends of Mad Dog Morgan

76

70

75

65

286

E

9th

The Moondyne Joe Gang

77

72

74

67

290

+ 4

The Rounds

Round One: Friday afternoon from 3:16pm at The Rosebud Country Club.

Rounds Two & Three: Saturday afternoon 2-ball ambrose from 11:30am at Moonah Links (Legends Course).

Round Four: Sunday morning 4-ball ambrose from 9:00am at Moonah Links (Open Course).