Men's golf | Zhou soars as he bags a birdie on the fourth

IN THE HOLE: David Zhou got a birdie on the fourth hole during Thursday's golf and got six stableford points.

IN THE HOLE: David Zhou got a birdie on the fourth hole during Thursday's golf and got six stableford points.

A BOOM field of 34 golfers on Thursday teed off for the 12-hole stableford competition - a record number for Thursday. A group of Bathurst golfers helped swell the numbers.

Andrew Yeo had a good day, taking the honours with 29 points and nearest the pin on the first hole. Balls went to Laurie Murphy, Sean Mooney, Bill Wilcox, Mick English, Eric Whalan, Peter Griffiths, Don Miller, Alan Cairney, Paul Behan and Brian Balaam.

A highlight of the Thursday event was David Zhou having a birdie on the fourth hole and getting six stableford points - that is unheard of.

On Saturday, members played an 18-hole stableford event but were outdone by the Thursday crowd for numbers.

Andrew Yeo continued his good form from Thursday to win A grade with 36 points and Peter Stewart was the runner-up.

The competition was hot in B grade. Peter Griffiths had the exceptional score of 44 points to easily win B grade. Doug Collins can count himself unlucky not to win with 41 points but had to accept the runner-up prize. Kim Rawlings was closest the pin on the first hole and Barry Stubbs won the 17th. Balls went to Mark Mathews, Peter Hutchinson, Peter Ryan and Kim Rawlings.

Work has continued on the irrigation system, with sprinklers installed on the 11th, 13th and 18th tees.

Good Friday will be an 18-hole two-person ambrose; no handicaps required. Saturday and Monday golf will be 18-hole stableford events.