Men's golf | Individual matchplay final goes down to last hole

SUCCESS: Individual matchplay sponsor Laurie Murphy congratulates Adrian Poulten on his win. The match went to the last hole.

SUCCESS: Individual matchplay sponsor Laurie Murphy congratulates Adrian Poulten on his win. The match went to the last hole.

DECEMBER is a busy time at the Oberon Golf Club: lots of Christmas functions and good numbers playing golf.

Thursday afternoon attracted one of the largest Thursday fields for the year. Twenty-seven golfers played the 12-hole social handicap competition.

Len Mawkes had a day to remember with the exceptionally good score of 37 points. One thing is for sure: he won't be playing off the same handicap next week. Balls went to Dave Campbell, Peter Dale, Don Miller, Doug Rawlings, Sean Mooney and Eric Whalan.

The club was well-patronised on Saturday with a group of 16 social golfers and 36 playing the monthly medal stroke round.

Marty Hotham had a good win in A grade with 80/69 and Scott Rowlandson was the runner-up with 83/70. Rob McGrath won the A grade scratch ball with a round of 74 and Paul Behan won the putting with 28 putts.

Kevin Whalan had his new clubs well under control for a good win in B grade with a fine score of 88/66. Harold Lyme was the runner-up with 88/67.

Peter Ryan won the B grade scratch ball with a great round of 84. Kevin McGrath was the B grade putting winner with 29 putts.

Nearest the pin on the ninth was Rob McGrath and Peter Griffiths was only 2.4 metres from the pin on the 17th. Balls went to Ian Fowler, Dave Campbell, Kevin Hally, Mick McKechnie and Peter Ryan.

The competition on Saturday will be the Big Trout-sponsored four-person ambrose. The handicapper will be hard on teams of four regular golfers and generous with those teams that include non-regular golfers.

The final of the individual matchplay was played on Saturday between Alan Cairney and Adrian Poulten. Alan had to give Adrian a shot on five holes - that is a tough assignment. The match went to the last hole, where Adrian managed to win the hole and the match.

The 4BBB matchplay is continuing, with just a couple of matches to be played before the finals.