Scollay claims cup in trying conditions

Another big weekend of golf at the Northam Golf Club, with this years major event, the Kennedy Cup being held over two days.

A large number of sponsors have put together a range of great prizes to entice the best effort from those competing.

Sponsors include Aviso, Shire of Northam, Countrywide Group, Northam Home Maintenance Service, Pattons Panel and Paint and Focused Tax Solutions.

The weekend's fixtures kicked off on Saturday with a 4BBB par event, with fine weather and the course in great condition there would be no excuses for a poor score.

The pair of Steve Dinka and Gary Balt were finding the game a breeze with a +5 on the first nine holes only wiping the par 3, hole No 6.

The second nine was a little less spectacular with a +3 giving them a total +8 and a place on the winner's dias.

Runners-up with +7 were Andrew OConnor and Paul Morrell.

Third on a countback also with +7 was Steph Hubble and Max Hubble.

Gross winners were Lyndon Bird and Steven Lord.

Novelties - Best third shot: No. 3 Gary Balt /Steve Dinka; No. 5 Steve Dinka, No. 15 Dan Negus, No. 18 Gary Balt. Nearest the pin: No. 6 Chadd Hunt, No. 9 Mike Spadaccini, No. 12 Geoff Hall, No. 14 Don Bates. Long putt: No. 8 Steven Lord, No. 13 Kevin Smith.

Sunday's event started early and in the large assembled group, some of the players had swapped breakfast in a warm bed and a sleep in for a Father's Day of howling wind, pouring rain and 27 holes of Par.

With the conditions being less than perfect it was expected that the scores on the day would be low.

With the persistent rain the greens became waterlogged, instead of trying to read the "break" in the putt you needed to read which way the tide was running.

However the course has been designed to quickly drain the water off the greens and before long they were back to normal.

Grant Scollay was an early front-runner with a plus 4 after the first nine.

Despite the next 18 holes being a little tougher his end score was plus one, a great effort in such conditions.

Scollay, who has previously won the Springfield Cup and Gillette Putter, now has a Kennedy Cup in his resume, with just the Corolin Cup remaining to complete the trophy cabinet.

Runner-up with a minus 2 was Les Lee who's consistency in tough conditions paid off. Third was Brookton player Phil Crute with minus 3.

Steph Hubble had the best score for the ladies on the day. Steve Dinka had the best AM score of plus 2.

Novelties - Nearest the pin: No. 6 Brian Gogan, No. 9 Steve Dinka, No. 12 Phil Crute, No. 14 Lew Cutmore. Best third shot: No. 3 Keir Williams, No. 5 Dan Negus, No. 15 Gillam Jones, No. 18 Dan Negus. Longest putt: No. 2 Steve Dinka, No. 10 Les Lee.

Upcoming events: Scroungers - Wednesday (today) and Combined Stableford 4BBB timesheet.