2017 BC Results

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The 2017 Bushranger Cup Results

The 14th Bushranger Cup returned to the Mornington Peninsula and was played on three great golf courses on the weekend of March 31 - April 2. This year we stayed at The Views Resort at Cape Schanck and eight teams of rabid and ferocious highwaymen lined 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 31, April 1 & 2
Where: The Cups, Eagle Ridge & Cape Schanck

What: 45 holes of mayhem over three days
How: Staying at The Views Resort at Cape Schanck
Who: Mates playing & laughing in teams of four
Why: For loads of fun, trophies & prizes

This year none of the players joined the exclusive 10-Cups Club. 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.

Starting out at The Cups Course at The Dunes, the scores were very even on day one with just 10 shots between first and last place. The defending champs, The Kelly Gang, put together the best first round score to hold a 2-shot lead over The Cpt Moonlite Gang with The Canvas Town Mob another shot further back. Saturday at Eagle Ridge was an intriguing day of golf with just 10 shots between the best and worst scores and 14 of the 16 pairs all shooting between 67 and 74 on the par 72 layout.

After three rounds we had 16 shots between first and last places and just 6 shots between the first four teams with the top three seperated by just two shots. Bushranger Cup history shows that the Saturday night leader has a habit of being reeled in so with five teams in contention for the 2017 Bushranger Cup, the tournament was set up for a thrilling and dramatic finish.

In the end, all eight teams came out firing on Sunday with just six shots between the best and worst scores – a spread of 56 to 62 on the par 69 layout. The final result saw just 16 shots between first and last and just two shots between the top three teams. As predicted, the swoopers came and some brilliant golf was played to produce four scores in the 50’s. When the dust had settled, it was the The Captain Melvilles two-shots clear after a superb bogey-free final round. It was a triumph of consistency and teamwork with the Melvilles never shooting the best socre on any of the days, but posting very solid numbers in all four rounds to secure a brilliant victory.

Above we see the new Kelly Gang (Rob Lugton, David MorrisMatthew Pitt & Ivan Jones) 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 2017 Bushranger Cup Program.

Click here for the Bushranger Golf Facebook Photo Albums for all the 2017 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

Ivan Jones
Ken Cattanach
Joel Matthews

Mark Henderson
David Morris
Glen McGowan
Darren Nelson

Tim Holroyd
Tom Tomlin
Rob Lugton
Nathan Smith

Brett Simpson
Jimmy Lantides
Lino Polo

Group 5
4:04pm

Group 6
4:12pm

Group 7
4:20pm

Group 8
4:28pm

Ian Steer
Matthew Pitt
Nick Honey
Kirk Hayward

Greg Cousins
Wayne Ball
Pete Solomou
Simon Lovett

Richard Fellner
Sebastian Shand
Fraser Gough
Pete Jensen

Michael David
Richard Mitchell
Dave Warwick
Ian Crotty

Mick Van Raay & Dave Pollock played their nine holes on Saturday morning.
 

First Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Ian Crotty
Sebastian Shand
Ian Steer
Pete Solomou


31
30
37
28

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


30
34
36
31

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


32
38
38
31
Ben Hall Gang
Dave Warwick
Dave Pollock
Fraser Gough
Tom Tomlin

35
28
35
29

The Cpt Melvilles
Matthew Pitt
Ivan Jones
Rob Lugton
David Morris


30
38
33
31

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Mark Henderson
Wayne Ball
Glen McGowan
Nathan Smith


34
37
32
35

Canvas Town Mob
Kirk Hayward
Lino Polo
Darren Nelson
Ken Cattanach


33
32
30
32

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Joel Matthews
Pete Jensen
Simon Lovett
Jimmy Lantides


31
26
35
43


Second Round Nett Scores

The Kelly Gang
Ian Crotty
Sebastian Shand


72

The Harry Power Gang
Richard Fellner
Mick Van Raay


72

The Kelly Gang
Ian Steer
Pete Solomou


65

The Harry Power Gang
Nick Honey
Richard Mitchell


74

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Michael David
Greg Cousins


71

Ben Hall Gang
Dave Warwick
Dave Pollock


67

Str/bark Creek Freaks
Tim Holroyd
Brett Simpson


74

Ben Hall Gang
Fraser Gough
Tom Tomlin


72

The Cpt Melvilles
Matthew Pitt
Ivan Jones


67

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Mark Henderson
Wayne Ball


69

The Cpt Melvilles
Rob Lugton
David Morris


68

Aaron Sherritt Gang
Glen McGowan
Nathan Smith


70

Canvas Town Mob
Kirk Hayward
Lino Polo


67

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Joel Matthews
Pete Jensen


73

Canvas Town Mob
Darren Nelson
Ken Cattanach


68

Cpt Moonlite Gang
Simon Lovett
Jimmy Lantides


75


Long Drive, NTP & Low Round Winners

 

Singles

2-ball

4-ball

Longest Drive

Hendo (Aaron Sherritt)

Dineesh (The Freaks)

Capt Kirk (Canvas Town)

Nearest the Pin

Dazza (Canvas Town)

The Shatter (Capt Moonlite)

Luggo (Capt Melvilles)

Low Round

The Kelly Gang

The Kelly Gang

Capt Moonlite Gang


Final Championship Scores

Place

Gang

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Rnd 4

Total

Par

1st

The Captain Melvilles

63

67

68

57

255

- 24

2nd

The Canvas Town Mob

62

67

68

60

257

- 22

3rd

The Kelly Gang

59

72

65

61

257

- 22

4th

The Ben Hall Gang

63

67

72

62

264

- 15

5th

The Captain Moonlite Gang

61

73

75

56

265

- 14

6th

The Aaron Sherritt Gang

67

69

70

60

266

- 13

7th

The Harry Power Gang

64

72

74

57

267

- 12

8th

Stringybark Creek Freaks

69

71

74

57

271

- 8


The Rounds

Round One: Friday afternoon from 3:30pm at The Cups Course at The Dunes.

Rounds Two & Three: Saturday afternoon 2-ball ambrose from 10:00am at Eagle Ridge.

Round Four: Sunday morning 4-ball ambrose from 8:30am at Cape Schanck..