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01 July 2020
Nick Thomson shows his relief after exiting a bunker while on his way to a Horsham Golf Club men’s championship title.
Thomson, who entered a delayed fourth and final round with a six-shot lead ahead of Brent McIntyre, won with a score of 77-74-73-78 – 302.
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Lewis Gebert, who was seven shots behind, emerged as Thomson’s main challenger during the final round, making up ground by four shots to finish runner-up with 84-72-75-74 – 305.
John Priestley had the best nett score based on handicap with 76-69-68-72 – 292. The players had been waiting since March to play the final round of the four-round championships after COVID-19 shut down sport.
Other results: Intermediate, Gary Watts in a play-off from Greg Eyre 86-78-83-87 – 334, nett, Dale Carter 71-68-67-83 – 289; B Grade, Russell Sleep in a play-off from Chris Becker 91-88-83-86 – 348, nett, Chris Becker 74-72-70-72 – 288; C Grade, Ferdie Masiero 96-95-98-96 – 385, nett, Ian Fechner 73-74-75-82 – 304.
Late yesterday, Jenny McRae collected her 19th consecutive women’s championship title and 22nd overall.
DOMINATION CONTINUES: Perennial Wimmera golf star Jenny McRae tracks the flight of her shot during Horsham Golf Club women’s final championship round yesterday.
McRae, with the best three of four rounds showing a 75-80-87 – 224 scratch result, continued her domination of the Horsham fairways, winning her 19th consecutive title and 22nd overall.Sue Walter, 68-81-80 – 231 was nett winner. Players took the best three scores from four rounds due to the COVID-19 break.
Other results: Division two, champion Annabelle Plowright 101-98-96 – 295, nett, Rhonda Gebert, 76-82-75 – 226.
division three, champion, Izabella McIntyre, 101-108-102 – 311, nett, Von Bullough, 80-78-76 – 234; Puss Smith Trophy for over 65 years, Sue Galpin, 230.
Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER
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