Handicap Day Results - December 13 2008

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BRG Handicap Day Results - December 13, 2008

The eleventh Bushranger Golf Handicap Day for 2008 was held at Yarra Bend Public Golf Course in some of the worst conditions of the year - which is saying something, as BRG seemed to be somewhat of a drought-breaker for golf courses this year, attracting more than out fair share of wet weather. As the final Handicap Day for 2008, this event would determine the winner of the inaugural BRG Player of the Year title and so a robust field of 18 scoundrels signed up to take on The Bend. It turned out to be a tough day for all with the rain soaking everyone - below we see the Champion of Everything, Arbeige, considering his approach shot to the beautiful par four 16th hole.

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After just four holes, some of the more timid competitors chose to abandon The Bend for a warmer situation, leaving the remainder of the courageous field to have all the fun. All the major action was taking place at the rear of the field where the four members still in contention for the POY title were battling it out in a head-to-head shootout. In the end, the race came down to the very last hole of the year. To find out what happened, see the Victorian BRG POY page. Once the final group had washed in, the field repaired to the nearby Grandview Hotel to tally the results. Out in front was Wade Jones, taking out his third win in five Handicap Day starts this year with a very solid nett-two-under-par 68. In second place we had three players tied requiring countbacks to divide the prize pool. In the end it was new member John Hearne with a superior back nine who took out second place, and tied in third were the two leaders in the POY title, David Regenspurger and Matthew Thomas.

Placing

Player

Score

Placing

Player

Score

1st

Wade Jones

68

= 9th 

Nick Honey

78

2nd

John Hearne

70

11th

Rob Lugton

80

= 3rd

David Regenspurger

70

12th

Tony Kiers

90

= 3rd

Matthew Thomas

70

13th

Craig Richardson

98

5th

Matthew Pitt

72

14th

Ian Crotty

NSR

6th

Paul Bryce

73

= 15th

Warwick Stonehouse

NSR

7th

Mick Van Raay

74

= 15th

Steve Noa

NSR

8th

Warren Birchall

75

= 15th

David Xu

NSR

= 9th

Roger Brown

78

 

Louise Tornerhielm

Scr.

Nearest the Pin: 13th hole

Paul Bryce 

Longest Drive: 15th hole

David Regenspurger

1st Place Prizes:
A bottle of Bushranger Shiraz or White
3 Bushranger Golf balls
2nd Place Prizes:
A bottle of Bushranger Shiraz or White
A Bushranger Golf ball
3rd Place Prizes:  
Three Bushranger Golf balls
Nearest the Pin & Longest Drive Prizes:
A Bushranger Golf ball

To see a gallery of images from the damp day at The Bend, click here for the BRG Picasa album.

The next BRG event will be the first Handicap Day for 2009 at Eynesbury Golf Course on Saturday January 31 from 9am. For more info, watch out for news items and keep an eye on the 2009 Event Schedule and the Handicap Day  page. Below is the 08 Vic HD # 11 winner Wade Jones, savouring some dry time in the pub after the round.

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