Scott Irwin wins in a breeze

Chris Kondarios gets into the swing of things at Deep Creek Golf Club. 258776 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS


A strong breeze was blowing from early morning to late afternoon at Deep Creek Golf Club on Saturday making scoring difficult on a rapidly improving course that is beginning to provide some run.

In tough conditions there were only four players who could pump their chest out and say they played to their handicaps on Saturday in a clear indication of the challenge.

The best of those players was Scott Irwin (15) who signed off on a great score of 39 points to win the A Grade competition from runner up Peter Norman (8) on 37 points.

Peter’s score translates to a 79 off the stick – a terrific round of golf in the conditions.

Marcus Cameron (19) scored 36 points to win B Grade on a countback from Royce Thompson (22).

Balls down the line went to Les Jones and Neil Atchison on 35 points, Noel Boyd, Dean Jones, Stephen Northcott, Brent Greenwood, Travis Wheeler and Graham Brennan 34, David Bell, Brian Webster, Michael Anlanger, Matt Lloyd and Bryan Clydesdale with 33, and George Wheeler, Dave Nagel and Glenn Rees with 32.

Nearest the Pins went to Stephen Northcott on the second hole (5m) and to Dean Jones on the 16th (0.36m).

Wednesday – Stableford

Harry Elyasie (5) shot a fantastic par round of 72 to score 41 points to win Wednesday’s A Grade competition by one shot from the unlucky James Dimtsas (16) on 40 points.

The great scores didn’t stop there with Ross Stewart (23) winning B Grade with a memorable 42 points, just one clear of William Carmichael (27) on 41.

On a great day for scoring 36 points were required just to get a ball with down the lines going to Scott Irwin 40, Levi Sua 39, Michael Banger and Glenn Charles 38, and to Michael Popof, Ronald Zomer, Thomas Mc Dermott and Chris Dalton all on 36 points.

The Supercomp – Front 9 – was won by Chris Dalton (22) with 22 points while nearest the pins went to Frankie Chiu on the second (2.3m) and Anthony Mafodda on the 16th.

Thursday – Ladies

There was some great scoring in Thursday’s Ladies Stableford competition with the firmer conditions allowing the players to get some run.

Beverley Clymo (45) played great golf to score 38 points and claim victory with Liz Garvey (40) just two points away with 36 points.

Down the lines went to Shirley Mc Grath 34, Anne Donovan and Leanne Barker 33, and Yvonne Barrot with 32 points.

Closest second shots went to Shirley McGrath on the second (5m) and to Liz Garvey on the 16th (1.02m).


Last Monday saw Levi Sua (8) score 39 points to win A Grade by three from Mick Boyd (16), while Gordon Edwards (25) also scored 39 Points to take out B Grade by two points from William Carmichael (27).

Down the lines went to Noel Bonne, Tom McDermott, David Saint and David McMahon on 36 points and to Stewart MacDonald and Phillip Mott on 35.

Nearest the pins went to Michael Banger on the second (2.30m) and to Phillip Mott on the 16th (6m).


The most incredible score for the week was carded by Martin Bukin (34), who scored an amazing plus-12 on Sunday to win by 11 shots from a distant Alex Blanck (19) back on plus-one.

Down the lines went to Simon Fay (0) and Glenn Rees and Anthony Kemsley on -1.