2013 Bushranger Cup Results

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The 2013 Bushranger Cup Results

The 10th Bushranger Cup returned to the Mornington Peninsula and was played on three great golf courses on the weekend of February 8 - 10. This year we had eight 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 February 8, 9 & 10 2013
Where: The Cups, St. Andrews Beach & Moonah Links Legends
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, a foundation Cuppers and past champion who had played every year, Bastros, could not make it this year. This means we had just five exclusive Bushrangers who have played every Cup. They are:

Boo, Crocko, Dee, Dubs & The Hominator.

 

Starting out at The Cups Course at The Dunes Golf Links, the scores were very even on day one with the closest spread of scores ever after the first day of a Cup. Every team was still well in contention with just eight shots between 1st and 8th place. The Stringybark Creek Freaks & the Friends of Mad Dog Morgan were tied on 7 under with the Harry Power Gang one back and the Aaron Sherritt Gang another shot back so there were two shots between the top four teams.

Saturday at St. Andrews Beach was an intriguing day of golf with just four pairs breaking par, a heap of pairs all around par or a little over and just one pair blowing out with a big score. Of the sixteen 2-ball ambrose pairs, one scored 5 under, one scored 9 over and the other 14 pairs were all bunched together between 1 under and 4 over. As it happened one of the leading teams had two pairs that each scored 1 under and they opened up a gap on the field after 54 holes. Behind them there was a logjam with the next five teams separated by just two shots.

When the dust had settled on Saturday, the Stringybark Creek Freaks had jumped out to a seven shot lead over second place but they had five teams chasing them with swoopers certain to make a move. Moreover, it was the Freaks themselves that came from seven shots behind to win in 2009 and history shows the Saturday night leader has a habit of being caught so with six teams in contention for the 2013 Bushranger Cup, the tournament was set up for a thrilling and dramatic finish.

In the end, the tournament was one of the closest blanket finishes we have ever had with just five shots between the top five teams at the finish on Sunday. As predicted, the swoopers came with the Canvas Town Mob and the Aaron Sherritt Gang shooting 10-under and 9-under respectively to turn up the pressure on the leaders. After five holes of the front nine, the Freaks had racked up a couple of bogies and looked like they might get a wobble going on the bandwagon, but a steadying couple of clutch pars and a birdie on 8 put things right. They were able to close it out on the back nine to complete a solid round of nett five under and hold off all the challengers for a famous win.

Not only did the Freaks play some brilliant, consistent, spine-tingling and attacking golf over the three days, rumour has it that they embraced every element of the tournament and were the last to bed every night. They were at the pointy end of the fun on and off the golf course for the whole weekend which made this one of the great Bushranger Cup campaigns and one of the most elegant and memorable of victories in this glorious event.

Above we see the new Kelly Gang (Greg Cousins, Michael David, Tim Holroyd & Brett Simpson) hamming it up after receiving the greatest prize in Australian social golf - The Bushranger Cup.

Click here to see the 2013 Bushranger Cup Program.

Click here to check out all the Old-School BRG Picasa Galleries (up to 2014).

Click here for the Bushranger Golf Facebook Page.
 

The Tee times for Round One were:

Group 1
3:03pm

Group 2
3:10pm

Group 3
3:17pm

Group 4
3:24pm

Group 5
3:31pm

Nick Honey
Paul Gray
Richard Mitchell
Shane Morris

Greg Cousins 
Jason Layton
Dave Pollock
Dennis Williams

Ian Crotty
Richard Fellner
Leo Ryan
Shane Wilmore

l

Brett Simpson
Matthew Thomas
Tom Tomlin
Jason Hartley

W Stonehouse
Joe Bugeja
Michael David
Wayne Ball

Group 6
3:38pm

Group 7
3:45pm

Group 8A
3:52pm

Group 8B
3:52pm

 

Group 9
6:00pm

Mark Henderson
Bob Spicer
Matthew Pitt
Mick Van Raay

Dave Warwick
Paul White
Gav Doran
Tim Holroyd

Ivan Jones
Martin Gray

Neil Hocking
Roger Brown
were special
guests

Nick Sutherland
Phil Peacock

First Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Matthew Pitt
Nick Honey
Ivan Jones
Jason Layton

   
39
36
35
30

Ben Hall Gang
Ian Crotty
Matthew Thomas
Richard Mitchell
Mick Van Raay

 
34
38
31
31

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Dave Warwick
Phil Peacock
Tom Tomlin
Dave Pollock

 
35
33
29
28

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

 
29
27
34
32

Friends of MD Morgan
Warwick Stonehouse
Martin Gray
Richard Fellner
Nick Sutherland

 
30
29
33
30

The Harry Power Gang
Mark Henderson
Wayne Ball
Paul Gray
Leo Ryan

 
29
31
35
30

Canvas Town Mob
Shane Morris
Gav Doran
Bob Spicer
Joe Bugeja

 
43
27
33
40

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Paul White
Dennis Williams
Shane Wilmore
Jason Hartley

 
30
31
39
34

Second Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Matthew Pitt
Nick Honey


65

Ben Hall Gang
Ian Crotty
Matthew Thomas


74

The Kelly Gang
Ivan Jones
Jason Layton


74

Ben Hall Gang
Richard Mitchell
Mick Van Raay


73

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Dave Warwick
Phil Peacock


74

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Michael David
Greg Cousins


69

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Tom Tomlin
Dave Pollock


71

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Brett Simpson
Tim Holroyd


69

Friends of MD Morgan
Warwick Stonehouse
Martin Gray


72

The Harry Power Gang
Mark Henderson
Wayne Ball


70

Friends of MD Morgan
Richard Fellner
Nick Sutherland


74

The Harry Power Gang
Paul Gray
Leo Ryan


74

Canvas Town Mob
Shane Morris
Gav Doran


69

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Paul White
Dennis Williams


79

Canvas Town Mob
Bob Spicer
Joe Bugeja


70

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Shane Wilmore
Jason Hartley


72

Long Drive, NTP & Low Round Winners

 

Singles

2-ball

4-ball

Longest Drive

Boo (Friends of MDM)

Boo (Friends of MDM)

Boo (Friends of MDM)

Nearest the Pin

Moondyne Jones (Kelly)

Diesal (Aaron Sherritt)

Crock (Ben Hall Gang)

Low Round

Stringybark Creek Freaks
&

Friends of MD Morgan

The Kelly Gang

The Aaron Sherritt Gang

Final Championship Scores

Place

Gang

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Rnd 4

Total

Par

1st

Stringybark Creek Freaks

59

69

69

67

264

- 14

2nd

The Aaron Sherritt Gang

61

74

71

62

268

- 10

= 3

The Canvas Town Mob

67

69

670

63

269

- 9

= 3

Friends of Mad Dog Morgan

59

72

74

64

269

- 9

= 3

The Harry Power Gang

60

70

74

65

269

- 9

6th

The Kelly Gang

66

65

74

68

273

- 5

7th

The Ben Hall Gang

65

74

73

66

278

E

8th

The Captain Moonlite Gang

64

79

72

67

282

+ 4

The Rounds

Round One: Friday afternoon from 3:00pm at The Cups at The Dunes Golf Links.

Rounds Two & Three: Saturday afternoon 2-ball ambrose from 11:00am at St. Andrews Beach.

Round Four: Sunday morning 4-ball ambrose from 9:10am at Moonah Links Legends Course.