The Blue Lake Golf Club has a Par competition each month and the latest winner was Jordan Muhovics, who took home an extra cash prize with a score of +4. Having only recently taken up the game, Muhovics provided plenty of spark with a +3 opening nine despite two wipes.
A closing par on the 9th gave him the electricity to keep his game rolling along and adding another plus on the back nine helped him to the win. Joint runner-up Vic Smith cashed in on his 26 handicap with a score of +3 to also take the C Grade win.
In fact, +3 was a very popular score with no less than five players carding it to the clubhouse. A four-player count-back was needed to separate the B Grade podium with Craig Donaldson (15) triumphant. Donaldson’s birdie on the 15th helped him to a 40 off the stick, while all his +3 was accumulated on that nine.
In second place was Ross Jewell, who managed to hang on to his three plusses despite not adding to his score after the turn, while Brendan Lunnay did all his scoring on the front.
Marc Dalton led the charge of the A Graders with an unusual scorecard.
Playing off 2 Dalton’s card on the front nine was either all light blue ink (birdies) or red ink (wipes) with only the one par on the fifth. His back nine was the complete opposite parring every hole except for the 17th which he birdied for a winning total of +2.
John Millhouse giving him a good run for a tilt at the trophy, but two wipes on the back hurt his count-back chances. Third-place finisher Trevor McLean (6) had three birdies on the front nine, but disaster struck after a great eagle on the 17th hole. Due to a number of ladies competing in the Southern Ports competition, numbers were down for Saturday’s women’s Par round.
But that did not stop Viv Wilson (35) from taking the win. Turning with -1 Wilson’s par on the 16th saw her come home strongly and be a deserved winner. Chasing hard were Dianne Perryman (18) and Courtney Lewis (38) who both finished on -1 with the former’s better back nine clinching second place.
Marc Dalton returned to form by winning the Tuesday mid-week stroke competition. With a huge field of over 60 starters Dalton led from the start with a superb front nine of 34, parring every hole except the hardest on the course, where he went one better with a birdie.
He eagled holes 12 and 17 on his way to 71-3-68, while Noel Gosden and Andrew Ferguson rounded out the podium.