2016 BC Results

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The 2016 Bushranger Cup Results

The 13th Bushranger Cup returned to the Mornington Peninsula and was played on three great golf courses on the weekend of March 18 - 20. 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 18, 19 & 20 2016
Where: The Cups, Rosebud CC and Moonah 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

This year we had another Bushranger Cup Champion join the 10-Cups Club as the great Gavan “The Rose” Doran saddled up for the 10th time. This means we have nine exclusive Bushrangers who have played 10 Cups or more. They are:

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

The 2016 Cup started in dramatic fashion on The Cups Course at the Dunes with a very windy day that saw gusts of up to 80 to 90 km/hour. Our Bushrangers hung tough to post some decent scores in very challenging conditions. Things were tight early with just nine shots between the top 8 teams and one straggler three shots further back. The Stringybark Creek Freaks & The Captain Melvilles shared the honours for the best first round score to hold a 4-shot lead over The Canvas Town Mob.

Saturday  at The Rosebud Country Club was an intriguing day of golf with just one great round of 6-ounder 65 and all the rest of the field was packed tight with just 6 shots searating the other 15 pairs – all of them shooting between 68 and 74 on the par 71 layout. As it happened, for the second year running, The Captain Melvilles had two pairs that each scored well and they opened up a gap on the field after 54 holes with a four-shot lead over two teams in second place and another mob four more shots back in fourth. Last year an nine-shot lead was chased down, so there were still four teams clearly in contention going into the final day and the tournament was set up for a thrilling and dramatic finish.

On Sunday the sun was shining and the wind had died to a mere zephyr and all hell broke loose at Moonah Links. Every team made birdies and every team scored between 58 and 66. Moreover, two of the leading for teams shot 65 & 66 and opened the door forthe swoopers to make a late charge. When the scorer had set down his abacus there was 1 shot bwetween the top three teams and we had a tie for the first time in Bushranger Cup history with The Captain Melvilles and The Kelly Gang both locked on 265 and the The Harry Power Gang unlucky to be  a single shot further back.

The rules of the Bushranger Cup state: Playoffs: In the event of a tie, a sudden-death playoff will be conducted. Teams play together as a foursome (taking alternate strokes playing one ball). Once established on the first hole, the order is continuous and carries over from one hole to the next until the playoff is decided. So it was time for sudden-death playoff and the greatest golf event in the universe went to another level.

With a large gallery in attandence, the eight courageous souls in the playoff saddled up for the ride of their life. In a tension-packed, knuckle-whitening, throat-tightening, jodhpur-stretching, fist-pumping, knee-rattling, bladder-squeezing tumlut of frenzied insanity, the playoff began. To follow every shot as it happened, go to the Bushranger Golf Facebook Album of the 2016 Bushranger Cup Playoff to see over 200 photos in sequence of every nerve-tingling moment of excitement. 

The first hole was hlaved in bogies. The second hole was halved in double bogies and on the third hole of sudden death, a double-bogey from The Captain Melvilles was enough to clinch the win against a triple bogey from The Kelly Gang. Never have so many endured so much for so few and been so honoured. Everyone who was there will never forget it and the myth of The Bushranger Cup has been taken to an entirely new level. Thanks to all the teams who played, congrats to the teams who played well and enjoyed the spoils and we can’t wait to do it all again next year.

Above we see the new Kelly Gang (Sebastian Shand, Ian Crotty, Ian Steer & Gavan Doran) 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 2016 Bushranger Cup Program.

Click here for the Bushranger Golf Facebook Photo Albums for all the 2016 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
3:00pm

Group 2
3:08pm

Group 3
3:16pm

Group 4
3:24pm

Group 5
4:32pm

Shane Lawlor
Darren Nelson
Glen McGowan

M. Henderson
Tomm Cassidy
M. Eagleston
Brett Simpson

Wayne Ball
Joel Matthews
Richard Mitchell
Sebastian Shand

Leon Doyle
A. Costello
Nathan Smith
G. Silvester

R. O’Donnell
Nick Honey
Greg Cousins
Dave Warwick

Group 6
3:40pm

Group 7
3:48pm

Group 8
3:56pm

Group 9
4:04pm

Group 10
5:30pm

Michael David
Matthew Pitt
Ian Steer
Richard Fellner

Dave Pollock
Tim Holroyd
Ivan Jones
R. Moynihan

Ian Crotty
Tom Tomlin
Dan Gardner
Martin Sheahan

Gav Doran
Pete Russell
W Stonehouse
Phil Peacock

Mick Van Raay
&
N. Sutherland
Pete Solomou

First Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Mark Henderson
Shane Lawlor
Leon Doyle
Wayne Ball


30
32
49
38

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Tomm Cassidy
Darren Nelson
Ivan Jones
Joel Matthews

 
36
40
35
37

The Harry Power Gang
Nick Honey
Richard Mitchell
Richard Fellner
Mick Van Raay

 
36
38
34
32

The Cpt Melvilles
Ian Crotty
Sebastian Shand
Gavan Doran
Ian Steer

30
43
32
33
Str/bark Creek Freaks
Michael David
Greg Cousins
Tim Holroyd
Brett Simpson

 
33
28
35
41

Ben Hall Gang
Dave Warwick
Phil Peacock
Tom Tomlin
Dave Pollock

 
37
46
42
43

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Matthew Pitt
Pete Russell
Graeme Silvester
Dan Gardner

35
37
35
43
Friends of MD Morgan
Warwick Stonehouse
Rodney Moynihan
Andrew Costello
Martin Sheahan
 
49
35
37
40

Canvas Town Mob
Robbie O'Donnell
Mark Eagleston
Glen McGowan
Nathan Smith

 
35
35
32
44

Second Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Mark Henderson
Shane Lawlor


65

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Tomm Cassidy
Darren Nelson


74

The Harry Power Gang
Nick Honey
Richard Mitchell

71

The Kelly Gang
Leon Doyle
Wayne Ball

 
71
Aaron Sherritt Gang
Ivan Jones
Joel Matthews
 
69
The Harry Power Gang
Richard Fellner
Mick Van Raay

69

The Cpt Melvilles
Ian Crotty
Sebastian Shand


69
Str/bark Creek Freaks
Michael David
Greg Cousins

74
Ben Hall Gang
Dave Warwick
Phil Peacock

68

The Cpt Melvilles
Gavan Doran
Ian Steer


68
Str/bark Creek Freaks
Tim Holroyd
Brett Simpson

73
Ben Hall Gang
Tom Tomlin
Dave Pollock

69

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Matthew Pitt
Pete Russell


72
Friends of MD Morgan
Warwick Stonehouse
Rodney Moynihan

72

Canvas Town Mob
Robbie O'Donnell
Mark Eagleston


69

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Graeme Silvester
Dan Gardner


73
Friends of MD Morgan
Andrew Costello
Martin Sheahan

70
Canvas Town Mob
Glen McGowan
Nathan Smith

68

Long Drive, NTP & Low Round Winners

 

Singles

2-ball

4-ball

Longest Drive

Mr Lobbie (Canvas Town)

Rodney Moynihan (MD Morgan)

Mr Lobbie (Canvas Town)

Nearest the Pin

Pw Jones (Cpt Moonlite)

Martin Sheahan (MD Morgan)

Quigley (Harry Power)

Low Round

Str/bark Creek Freaks
&

The Captain Melvilles

The Kelly Gang

The Harry Power Gang

Final Championship Scores

Place

Gang

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Rnd 4

Total

Par

1st

The Captain Melvilles

63

69

68

65

265

- 16

2nd

The Kelly Gang

68

65

71

61

265

- 16

3rd

The Harry Power Gang

68

71

69

58

266

- 15

4th

The Canvas Town Mob

67

69

68

66

270

- 11

5th

Stringybark Creek Freaks

63

74

73

61

271

- 10

6th

The Ben Hall Gang

80

68

69

59

276

- 5

7th

The Aaron Sherritt Gang

72

74

69

63

278

- 3

= 8

The Captain Moonlite Gang

72

72

73

62

279

- 2

= 8

Friends of Mad Dog Morgan 75 72 70 62 279 - 2

The Rounds

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

Rounds Two & Three: Saturday afternoon 2-ball ambrose from 10:10am at Rosebud Country Club.

Round Four: Sunday morning 4-ball ambrose from 7:40am at Moonah Links Legends Course.