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The 2015 Bushranger Cup Results

The 12th Bushranger Cup returned to the Mornington Peninsula and was played on three great golf courses on the weekend of March 20 - 22. 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 March 20, 21 & 22 2015
Where: Rosebud CC, Cape Schanck and The Dunes

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

This year we had another Cupper (a two-time Champion) join the 10-Cups Club as the great Roger Brown saddled up for the 10th time. This means we have eight exclusive Bushrangers who have played 10 Cups or more. They are:

Arbeige, Boo, Crocko, Dee, Dubs, Kingo, Quigley & The Hominator.

Starting out at The Rosebud Country Club, the scores were very even on day one except for one straggler – The Kelly Gang that tore the 2014 Cup apart did the exact opposite and set another record with the worst ever first-round score at the Bushranger Cup. After launching their 2014 campaign with a lazy 9-under par in the first round, they commenced their defence with the equally remarkable 14-over in the first round – a difference of 23 shots. As it happaned they finished 19 shots behind the eventual winners so a few of those 23 could have come in handy.

Other than than the defending champs, there was just 10 shots between 1st and 7th place with The Ben Hall Gang shooting the best first round score to hold a 3-shot lead. Saturday at Cape Schanck was an intriguing day of golf with just one bad round of 5-over 75 (from the leaders) and the rest of the field was packed tight with just 7 shots searating the other 15 pairs – all of them shooting between 64 and 71 on the par 70 layout.

As it happened The Captain Melvilles had two pairs that each scored well and they opened up a big gap on the field after 54 holes. Behind them there was a logjam with the next six teams separated by just three shots. Despite the big lead, with six teams chasing them the swoopers certain to make a move. A seven-shot lead had been overtaken before by the legendary Stringybark Creek Freaks at the famous 2009 Cup so the mob knew the leaders could be caught. History shows the Saturday night leader has a habit of being reeled in so with seven teams in contention for the 2015 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 eight shots between the top seven teams at the finish on Sunday. As predicted, the swoopers came and then one of them went crazy with The Harry power Gang getting on a roll and shooting the greatest final round of golf in Bushranger Cup history to come from sixth place (a massive 9 shots back) to claim the Cup in brilliant and dramatic fashion.

Above we see the new Kelly Gang (Wayne Ball, Tomm Cassidy, Mark Henderson & Shane Lawlor) basking in the glow of their mighty victory after receiving the greatest prize in Australian social golf - The Bushranger Cup.

Click here to see the 2015 Bushranger Cup Program.

Click here for the Bushranger Golf Facebook Photo Albums for all the 2015 pictures.

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
3:32pm

Group 2
3:40pm

Group 3
3:48pm

Group 4
3:56pm

Robbie O’Donnell
Nick Honey
Dave Warwick
Roger Brown

Wayne Ball
Mick Van Raay
Gav Doran
Tim Holroyd

Mark Eagleston
Michael David
Nick Moota
Mark Henderson

Paul Himarios
Phil Peacock
Sebastian Shand
Shane Lawlor

Group 5
4:04pm

Group 6
4:12pm

Group 7
4:20pm

Group 8
4:28pm

Ian Crotty
Tomm Cassidy
Pete Solomou
Matthew Thomas

Rob Lugton
Tom Tomlin
Adrian Bond
Ivan Jones

Matthew Pitt
Greg Cousins
Pete Russell
Joel Matthews

Richard Fellner
Fraser Gough
Brett Simpson
Corey Kelly

First Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Dave Warwick
Phil Peacock
Tom Tomlin
Fraser Gough

   
44
40
49
46

Ben Hall Gang
Matthew Pitt
Nick Honey
Corey Kelly
Ivan Jones

 
37
31
38
42

Canvas Town Mob
Gav Doran
Roger Brown
Adrian Bond
Pete Russell

 
47
38
34
35

The Cpt Melvilles
Ian Crotty
Sebastian Shand
Richard Fellner
Mick Van Raay

 
39
39
34
43

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Michael David
Greg Cousins
Brett Simpson
Tim Holroyd
 
46
41
41
37

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Pete Solomou
Paul Himarios
Nick Mouhtaropoulos
Rob Lugton

 
34
45
37
48
The Harry Power Gang
Mark Henderson
Shane Lawlor
Tomm Cassidy
Wayne Ball

 
40
44
34
39

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Robbie O'Donnell
Mark Eagleston
Matthew Thomas
Joel Matthews

 
37
42
41
42

Second Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Dave Warwick
Phil Peacock


71

Ben Hall Gang
Matthew Pitt
Nick Honey


69

The Kelly Gang
Tom Tomlin
Fraser Gough


67

Ben Hall Gang
Corey Kelly
Ivan Jones


75

Canvas Town Mob
Gav Doran
Roger Brown


70

The Cpt Melvilles
Ian Crotty
Sebastian Shand


68

Canvas Town Mob
Adrian Bond
Pete Russell


71

The Cpt Melvilles
Richard Fellner
Mick Van Raay


64

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Michael David
Greg Cousins


69

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Pete Solomou
Paul Himarios


70

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Brett Simpson
Tim Holroyd


66

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Nick Mouhtaropoulos
Rob Lugton


67

The Harry Power Gang
Mark Henderson
Shane Lawlor


70

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Robbie O'Donnell
Mark Eagleston


67

The Harry Power Gang
Tomm Cassidy
Wayne Ball


70

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Matthew Thomas
Joel Matthews


70

Long Drive, NTP & Low Round Winners

 

Singles

2-ball

4-ball

Longest Drive

Mr Lobbie (Cpt Moonlite)

Mr Lobbie (Cpt Moonlite)

Himma (Aaron Sherritt)

Nearest the Pin

The Hominator (Ben Hall)

Ballo (Harry Power)

T-Bag (Cpt Moonlite)

Low Round

The Ben Hall Gang

The Captain Melvilles

The Harry Power Gang

Final Championship Scores

Place

Gang

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Rnd 4

Total

Par

1st

The Harry Power Gang

74

70

70

56

270

- 14

2nd

The Captain Melvilles

73

68

64

68

273

- 11

3rd

Stringybark Creek Freaks

78

69

66

62

275

- 9

= 4

The Aaron Sherritt Gang

79

70

67

61

277

- 7

= 4

The Canvas Town Mob

72

70

71

64

277

- 7

= 4

The Ben Hall Gang

69

69

75

64

277

- 7

7th

The Captain Moonlite Gang

79

67

70

62

278

- 6

8th

The Kelly Gang

86

71

67

65

289

+ 5

The Rounds

Round One: Friday afternoon from 3:30pm at Rosebud Country Club.

Rounds Two & Three: Saturday afternoon 2-ball ambrose from 12:00pm at Cape Schanck.

Round Four: Sunday morning 4-ball ambrose from 8:00am at The Dunes Golf Links..