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THE four leading teams heading into the second of the two-round aggregate competition for the 4BBB Russell Family Trophy were within one point of each other.
As it was in the first round, the competition remained tight.
Although as it is for any team’s event, the rivalry is tempered by the humour provided by those whose day didn’t always go to plan.
Stories were shared of shots where the club somehow travelled further than the ball or those who ran out of shots after hitting trees with three consecutive shots before going out of bounds - probably best not to name names here.
Consistency is a key to success in golf and the team of Allan and Kelly Hitchcock followed up their win in the first round with a two-shot win in round 2 with a score of +4.
Their aggregate score of +8 for the two rounds ensured they were clear winners of the 4BBB Russell Family Trophy.
Second prize for round two went to the team of Bruce Taylor and Alec Walter with +2 in a countback from Stewart Turner and Vincent O’Brien.
Barry Oldaker was keen to sweep the Longest Putt prizes claiming the first and the 17th, with the 16th and 18th going to O’Brien and Taylor respectively.
Taylor also claimed the Nearest the Pin on the second, with Kelly and Allan Hitchcock claiming the prize on the 5th and 13th respectively.
Billy Evans won the Birdies and Ferrets prize, and Allan Hitchcock also took home the highly prized Longest, Straightest Drive on the ninth.
MARIE Cook thrived in the kinder weather conditions on offer during Wednesday’s 13-hole Stableford competition and scored a commanding win with 26 points.
Barry Oldaker claimed second place with 24 points from Bruce Taylor who was third with 23 points.
The Nearest the Pin prizes were shared between George Donaldson on the 5th and Bruce Taylor on the 13th.
Bernie Cook claimed the Longest Putt on the first with an impressive putt and John Wilkinson won the Birdies and Ferrets prize.
A GROUP of dedicated golfers braved the weather to compete in Tuesday’s 18-hole stroke competition which was won by Gaye Goggin with a nett score of 74, with Heather Haye a close second with a nett 75.
The novelty prizes were dispersed amongst the field with the Longest Putts shared between Irene Box (1st), Hay (17th) and Mary McCallum (18th).
Box claimed the Nearest the Pin prizes on the 13th and 15th whilst Mark Miller took out the prize on the 8th.
Marie Cook won the Longest, Straightest Drive on the ninth and Goggin’s winning ways continued when she took home the Birdies and Ferrets prize.
The 2022 Parklands Ladies Champions have been decided, congratulations to Irene Box who was declared the Ladies Scratch Champion, with a score of 270 over three rounds and to the Ladies Handicap Champion, Marie Cook who won with a net 218 over three rounds.
This Week
ON Saturday the third round of the Men’s Club Championships will commence at midday.

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