Durran nets medal with magnificent 62

Graeme Durran, right, seen here with Andrew Rose, secured the July Monthly Medal at Garfield on Saturday with a nett 62. 410430 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS


A great-sized field of 141 players turned out at Garfield Golf Club on Saturday for the playing of the July Monthly Medal.

A total of 17 players were able to play to or better their handicap for the day, on a course that is unusually dry for this time of year.

The lack of rain in June – there was only 36mm in total compared to 75mm last year – and this month, except for the bitterly cold mornings, has ensured the course is in exceptionally dry condition for early July.

Graeme Durran took home the medal with a great round of 79, nett 62, to win the medal by three shots from Tony Quinn.

Clint Williams fired a very nice round of 70, nett 67, to finish runner up to Chris Davies in the A Grade handicap event.

Chris Thorn also had a great day by winning the A Grade scratch with a round of +4, net 67.

Durran’s round of 79 got the B Grade scratch win while James Wallace won the C Grade scratch with 86 and Gary Tivendale won the D Grade scratch with a total of 91.

There were four eagles scored for the day with history created on the new third hole where both Durran and Clint Williams scored the first ever eagles for that hole.

Thorn eagled the par five 17th and Matt Young did likewise on the par five first.

Just nine birdies were scored for the day on the par threes with the 16th giving up the four of those.

A final score of nett 73 was required to finish in the prize money and was achieved by a total of 41 players.

Yet another strong field of 98 turned up on Thursday for the day’s comp of single stableford and started off in freezing conditions and turned into a fine but overcast day.

Best in for the day and winning the A Grade event was Leo De Jager with a good round of 41 points, while Mick Howsin broke a run of outs to get the B Grade win by a countback from Trevor Burnie with a score of 35 points.

Deanna Hargreaves is a lady in good touch, this time winning the C Grade event with a handicap beating round of 37 points.

A final countback score of 32 points was the number needed to finish in the money.

Ray James scored a pair of nearest the pins on the 8th and 13th holes.

Monday’s comp continues to grow in attendance this time with a field of 61 turning out for a game where once again a score of 32 points to a countback was required to go down the line.

Marcus Crossley returned to the winners list after a period of outs to get the A Grade win by a countback from Harry Elyasie with a round of 38 points.

Ron Parsons got the B Grade victory with a less than impressive total of 34 points.

Next Saturday is a stroke event, the second round of the Cox Cup.


• Sunday/Single Stableford/Field of 26

Winner: Peter Kelly (17) 38, second Mark Delaney (14) 35, third Jared Atkinson (14) 34 C/B.

Down the lines went down to countback scores of 32 points (4).

Nearest the pins went to 4th Peter McNeish, 8th Allan Milkins, 9th David Manning, 11th Darcy Grimstead, 13th James Wallace and 16th Nick Gray.

• Monday/Single Stableford/Field of 61

A Grade: Marcus Crossley (13) 38 C/B, second Harry Elyasie (6) 38, third John Roberts (18) 36.

B Grade: Ron Parsons (22) 34, second Pat McDonagh (24) 33 C/B, third Kel Trickey (24) 33 C/B.

Down the lines went down to countback scores of 32 points (11).

Nearest the pins went to 4th Harry Elyasie, 8th Darren Stanton, 9th Steve Wallace, 11th Barry Taylor, 13th Trent Hayman and 16th Marcus Crossley.

• Tuesday/Ladies/Monthly Medal/Field of 9

Winner: Jill Gay (21) 74 C/B, runner up Leesa Matthews (16) 74.

Nearest the pins went to 4th Leesa Matthews, 11th Marlies Krummenacher and 16th Sandra Pool.

• Thursday/Single Stableford/Field of 98

A Grade: Leo De Jager (15) 41, second Grant McKay (15) 37, third Peter Medwin (12) 35 C/B.

B Grade: Mick Howsin (21) 35 C/B, second Trevor Burnie (19) 35, third Gavin De Jager (21) 34 C/B.

C Grade: Deanna Hargreaves (29) 37, second Steve Dolan (35) 35 C/B, third Bob McKenzie (23) 35 C/B.

Down the lines went down to countback scores of 32 points (17).

Nearest the pins went to 4th Andrew Rose, 8th and 13th Ray James, 9th Steve Wallace, 11th Dylan Skinner and 16th John Curtin.

• Saturday/July Monthly Medal/Field of 141

Winner: Graeme Durran (17) 62.

A Grade: Chris Davies (8) 67 C/B, second Clint Williams (3) 67. Scratch: Chris Thorn 67.

B Grade: Graeme Durran (17) 62, second Matt McCormick (15) 67 C/B. Scratch: Graeme Durran 79.

C Grade: Martin Dinsdale (20) 67, second James Wallace (18) 68 C/B. Scratch: James Wallace 86.

D Grade: Tony Quinn (29) 65, second Garry Tivendale (24) 67. Scratch: Garry Tivendale 91.

Down the lines went down to scores of nett 73 (41).

Eagles: Matt Young (1st), Graeme Durran (3rd), Clint Williams (3rd) and Chris Thorn (17th).

Nearest the pins went to 4th Chris Thorn, 8th Terry Garratt, 9th Tony Grayson, 11th Anthony Michael, 13th Darren Mouser and 16th Tym Davey.

Second Shots: A Grade: Matt Young. B Grade: Bob Collins. C Grade: Rod Norton.

Raffle: Rod Norton.

• Saturday/Ladies/Stroke

Winner: Kimberley Pellatt (35) 78.

Nearest the pins went to 4th Jennifer Sullivan and 16th Kerrie Davey.

-Terry Webster-