Links Golf Society 16/7

At Greenwood on Mon  July 16 S/Ford

 

Erikson Leads USA Challenge

 

The Pattaya Links Golf Society visited Greenwood on Monday, 16th July to play a stableford competition on the A and C nines which were in excellent order with greens as good as golfers could remember. Again, defying low season logic, a large field turned out and the three dozen golfers were divided into two flights at fifteen and under.

 

A strong breeze was evident all day and the overcast conditions meant that humidity added a club to each shot so, in effect, scores were tight and moderate.

 

In the second flight Steve Baker’s 32 points lost out on countback to Masaaki Sugaya’s 32 for runner-up whilst Irish golfer Chris Walsh took the flight win with 34 points.

 

In the top flight American golfer Tom Herrington took third with 35 points, losing on countback to Kevin McEntee who took the runner-up place.

 

The flight winner was American golfer Mark Erikson with the day’s best points score, 38 points.

 

Near pins went to Mikko (A6) and Phil Davies (C6) whilst the long A2 and C3 into the wind proved too much of a challenge for the field, demonstrating how tough the Greenwood course can be in the sultry conditions.

 

Consolation awards went to erstwhile wig wearer Toby Glass for his best front nine of 19 points and John Pierrel’s best back nine of 20 points.

 

Winner …”A” flight…….Mark Erikson (14)………….38 pts

2nd Place……………………Kevin McEntee (8)…………35 pts c/back

3rd Place……………………Tom Herrington (14)………..35 pts

 

Winner…”B” flight……..Chris Walsh (24)…………….34 pts

2nd Place…………………Masa Sugaya (21)……………32 pts c/back

3rd Place………………….Steve Baker (19)…………….32 pts c/back

 

Best Front Nine ( non winners)…Toby Glass……19 pts

Best Back Nine (non winners)…..John Pierrel……20 pts

 

The wig was presented to American golfer Matt Rose, a scratch golfer who failed to come to terms with the course in producing the day’s low score.

 

It proved to be a good day for the transatlantic golfers of whom there were five in the top ten in conditions they maybe would have found strange but well done to them for their fine efforts.

 

Pattaya Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play  Monday ,Wednesday and Friday.”      Links” Bar is towards the Southern end of Soi Buakhow.

Check the Big board out front for upcoming  games schedule.

Sign up at Links Bar or online to join us for a fun day of competition golf.

 

 

 

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