Darren Gordon too strong in weekend’s A grade golf

SUCCESS: A grade and cup winner Darren Gordon with A grade runner-up Laurie Murphy.
SUCCESS: A grade and cup winner Darren Gordon with A grade runner-up Laurie Murphy.

Thursday afternoon attracted a good field of 16 golfers.

Hugh O'Neil is one of the first to take advantage of Don Miller's nearest the pin offer of a ball each week. Hugh was closest on the first hole.

Andrew Yeo and Hugh O'Neil shared the top scores for the day, balls went to Alan Cairney, Brian Balaam and Peter Ryan.

Lithgow City Holden sponsored the monthly medal event on Saturday as a good field of golfers tried to get their name on the trophy.

A group of three A graders came in with two nett 64s and a nett 63. Darren Gordon with 73/63 was the winner of the Cup, and A grade. Laurie Murphy was the runner up with 80/64 and also the A grade putting with 26 putts.

Kyle Ryan, with a wonderful round of 67/64, could only win the A grade scratch ball.

Don Miller had a good round of 91/65 to win B grade. Luke Christie-Johnston was the runner up and also took the B grade scratch ball. Harold Lyme won the B grade putting with 29 putts.

Nearest the pin on the 9th went to John McKinnon, Keith Prendergast was closest on the 17th.

On Monday Oberon hosted the central west veterans. There was an excellent field of 91 players from Bathurst, Blayney and  Orange as well as the locals.

Some of the Oberon players had too much local knowledge as Yvonne Collins won the ladies’ event, Barry Stubbs won the A grade and Barry Lang was nearest the pin on the 9th hole.