Great conditions greeted golfers for the Emerald Club Championships at the weekend.
Great conditions greeted golfers for the Emerald Club Championships at the weekend. Robyn Esser

Four-day stalemate

NOT even four days of competition could separate Samantha Wiese and Cherrie Smith at the top of the leaderboard during the Emerald Club Championships at the weekend.

The female finalists finished deadlocked with a total round score of 351 by the end of play, forcing the women’s tournament into a 73rd hole play-off. Some fine strokes and a few anxious moments later, it was Wiese who finished the better in the decider, to be named ladies club champion.

Tournament spokesman Mark Flohr said the conditions were impeccable over the course of two weekends of play and was certainly no excuse for poor performances.

Not that the men’s new club champion Josh Peisker needed any convincing, taking out the A-grade gross by three shots from Jeff Butler.

Flohr said Josh finished with a very respectable 314 final score after coming two behind on the last day of play.

Jason Mick was the competition’s A-grade nett winner, with Barney Ryan coming from two strokes behind to take B-grade winner’s honours over Andy Tumai.

Club captain John Morris will be pretty chuffed with his unchallenged victory in C-grade, leading from start to finish for a final round score 364 over Darryl Hatchman some 17 shots back. Club president Brad Stallard said it was a great weekend on the fairways.

Winners

Women

A-grade nett: Trish Donaldson

B-grade: Brenda Johnson

C-grade: Joan Conroy

Men

A-grade nett: Jason Mick

B-grade: Barney Ryan

C-grade: John Morris


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