Milne named Golf Champion for 2012
After 72-holes of gruelling golf, most of it in very unpleasant weather, Sunday's final round of the 2012 Proserpine club championships turned up the heat on the leaders in wonderful sunshine.
After a close battle with Lew Tuck, club stalwart Gavin Milne emerged as the winner of both the club championship title and A grade gross winner with rounds of 71-79-71-74 to card a winning total of 295 for the title.
Tuck was a close second on 298 to win the nett A grade title with a score of 290.
In B grade Peter Williams led over all four games to win with a very consistent 83-83-84-81 for a total of 331.
Runner-up was Chris Doblo with 391, eight strokes behind the winner, and the B grade nett title was taken out by Troy Smith with a fine score of 282, followed by runner-up Trevor Paroz who carded a nett 291.
C grade saw Barry Mortimer take out the gross title with a fine 88-89-92-89 for a total of 358, one stroke ahead of Tony Woolridge on 359.
New member Stacie King played his handicap to card a final total of 281 to take out the C grade nett championship ahead of Harry Gellatly on 283.
Despite the terrible weather for the first three rounds, the championships proved to be an extremely well attended event with 42 players contesting the titles.
Two 18-hole stroke events were held in conjunction with the championships on Saturday and Sunday, with King taking out the Saturday event on a fine 64 nett. He was followed by runner-up Gav Milne on 67 on a count-back from Andrew Mau. The run-down included Benn Ryan on 67, Mark Bell, Bruce Otto and Ron Jamieson on 69, Harry Gellatly and Trevor Paroz on 70 and Andrew Pearson and Michael Kavanagh on 71.
Nearest-the-pins on Saturday were King on hole 2, Kavanagh on 9, Milne on 13 and Otto on 16.
In the Sunday stroke event, Shane Cooke won with a fine 67 ahead of Steve Knight on 68.
The run-down included Andrew Mau on 69, Troy Smith, Peter Williams, Otto and Harry Gellatly on 70 and Ken Todd, Milne and Kavanagh on 71.
Nearest-the-pins were taken out by Trevor Paroz on hole 2 and 16, Gavin Milne on 9 and Benn Ryan on 13.
Winner of the nine-hole competition on Thursday was Shane Cooke with 19 Stableford points, on count back from Barry MacKenzie.
The run-down comprised of Peter Williams and Ron Jamieson on 18 points and Pascal Neunreuther, Peter Fox, Paroz and Tuck all carding 17s.
In the 18-hole competition, Rod Wecker won on count-back from Tuck and Jamieson all on 36 points.
The run down included Barry MacKenzie and David Gates on 35, Lewis on 34 and Andrew Colborne, Paroz and Williams all on 33.
Nearest-the-pins went to Rod Wecker on hole 9, Tuck on 10, Lewis on 13 and John Roser on 16.
Last week's single stableford competition for the Roseanne Apps Trophy was full of surprises as the blustery conditions effected a few players with some lower than normal scores recorded.
The winning pair for the day was Reh Hull and Tracey Duncan on 55 points ahead of Lyn Muller and Alison Day on 53 who claimed second on a count-back from Trish McNeill and Heather Luvis.
Three pairings of Marlene Gray and Tessa Aitken, Beryl Miller and Margaret Cunningham and Beryl Nosworthy and Pam Casey all finished with 51 points.
Lyn Muller was nearest-the-pins on 6 and 9, Beryl Miller on 13 and Roseanne Apps on 16.
Last Sunday 19 Dawnies travelled to Bowen, and the course was up to its great standard.
The winner on the day was Ernie Holstien with 45/36, second was Jeff Lingard from NSW with 49/40 and third was Beryl Nosworthy with 53/41.
Nearest-the-pin on 3 was Beryl Nosworthy, Ernie Holstien on 7 and John Albertson on 9.
The snake putter for the day was Tom Fleming and the least amount of putts was Perry Cousins from NSW with 13.
At the end of the day Jim Evans won the Bradmans with 68/62.