Final round of Northam Golf Club Championships

Champs: The day's runner-up Peter Oliver and Steve Dinka who was winner of the day and B-grade champion, with C-grade winner Peter Richards. Photo: supplied.
Champs: The day's runner-up Peter Oliver and Steve Dinka who was winner of the day and B-grade champion, with C-grade winner Peter Richards. Photo: supplied.

Saturday’s event was the final round of the Club Championships, a stroke round sponsored by Northam Bearing Sales. 

Cold and wet conditions greeted the golfers as they attempted to add a good round score to their previous Club Championship points.

The Club Championships are decided over three rounds of stroke.

The wind and rain played havoc with players accuracy, a low score seemed impossible in the conditions.

However one player, Steve Dinka was revelling in the conditions with four pars and birdieing holes 5, 9, 16 and 18, Dinka finished his round with a respectable 83 off-the-stick, a nett 69. 

Dinka proved too good for the other 21 players to register a strong win, one stroke ahead of the runner-up Peter Oliver with a nett 70.

Elders Insurance Novelties:

No. 2 longest putt Brian Gogan;

No. 9 best second shot Steve Dinka;

No. 14 nearest the pin Daniel Negus;

No. 17 longest putt and money hole Gary O’Meara. 

After three qualifying rounds of competition were tallied Daniel Negus was declared the Club Champion with gross scores of 70, 77 and 72 total 219.

Runner-up was Matt Woods with 251.

B-grade winner with 89, 81 and 83, total 253 was Steve Dinka, with Gary Balt 256 runner-up. 

C-grade winner was Peter Richards with 92, 107 and 95, total 294; and runner-up was Peter Oliver 300.

Next week’s fixture:

Next Saturday, July 21 will be a two-person ambrose.