Northam Golf Club's inaugural RAC Travel Day trophy won by Bray and Morrell

Winner's circle: Winners of the RAC Travel Day at the Northam Golf Club. Photo: supplied.
Winner's circle: Winners of the RAC Travel Day at the Northam Golf Club. Photo: supplied.

A large field of 50 players were out on the Northam Golf course last Friday to contest the inaugural RAC Day for Northam, sponsored by RAC travel. 

The field consisted of both local players as well as guests from surrounding towns, some travelling as far away as Mukinbudin and Perth.

At the end of the day the home ground obviously came into play as Northam’s Peter Bray and Tyler Morrell carded a score of 71 points to win...

The format for the day was a combined stableford event, to win the day the golfing pair must both have a strong score. The course again was in pristine condition, the lush fairways and tight greens would be a test for visiting players on their approach shots, locals perhaps having the home ground advantage.

At the end of the day the home ground obviously came into play as Northam’s Peter Bray and Tyler Morrell carded a score of 71 points to win the day from another local pair of Mike Spadaccini and Brian Gogan, also with 71 points, but relegated to second on a countback.

Best ladies pair were Alison Rowland and Sally Naughton with 69 points. Best individual score for the men was Clayton Smith with 39 points, beating Don Bates on a countback. Best individual ladies score was Vera Sheen with 33 points.

Novelties: No. 2 best second shot – ladies: Angie Leeson; No. 4 longest putt: Richard Smith; No. 6 nearest the pin: Matt Woods; No. 9 nearest the pin: Matt Woods; No. 12 nearest the pin: Paul Spowart; No. 14 nearest the pin: Peter Bray; No. 15 best third shot – ladies: Angie Leeson; No. 17 best second shot: Mike Spadaccini.

BOB DAVEY REAL ESTATE TROPHY 

Another glorious day on the course with the results going down to the wire in this par event. It was the stand in captain for the day, Gary Balt who managed to recover well on the second nine, paring holes 12,13,14 and 15 as well as a birdie on hole 18 to finish the day with a plus 2. Mike Spadaccini came up a little short also scoring a plus 2 but falling the wrong side of the countback.

Novelties: No. 1 best second shot: Mike Spadaccini; No. 4 longest putt and money hole: Gary Balt; No. 6 nearest the pin: Cameron Stewart; No. 11 longest putt: Steve Dinka; No. 18 long putt: Gary Balt.

Next week’s event: Saturday – Monthly Mug, stroke event.

Bob Davey Real Estate trophy: Winner Gary Balt and runner-up Mike Spadaccini. Photo: supplied.

Bob Davey Real Estate trophy: Winner Gary Balt and runner-up Mike Spadaccini. Photo: supplied.