Zerk triumphant at Kapunda Golf Course

The windy conditions on Thursday didn’t detract from the good golfing with the top three players having less than 70 net. 

Geoff Zerk blitzed the course with a fantastic 65, followed by equally impressive 68s from Jim Menzel and Eugene Warrior. The next best was a trio of players on 74.

Someone forget to tell Huey that it was the first day of spring last Saturday as it was certainly still wintry conditions for the Total Earthworx Monthly Medal stroke round. 

Saturday threatened a few showers which, combined with the Royal Show and a home footy finals match, saw the field down to the mid-50s. 

The greens although still playing well were not as quick as the previous week and some pins were well positioned for the Monthly Medal. 

All of the above didn’t stop Ben Coad from shooting 92/68 and claiming the monthly mug and putting himself into the running for the Paul McCarthy Gold Medal. 

Eugene Warrior followed up his great Thursday form with 82/71 to claim the A grade voucher ahead of good mates Pegs and Cougar who had 72’s. 

The B grade was won comfortably by the in-form “Smoo” Hinderwell who had the day’s second best score of net 70. 

Early risers, brothers Ben and Brett Burgess, were three shots back. 

The C grade lads didn’t fare as well with Ray Thorning winning the grade with 74. Both Greg Jones and John Conaghty had 77 apiece.

All played in the morning, along with Ben and Eugene, which may have indicated the early starters had the better of the conditions. 

ome of the A graders, most of whom also played in the morning, struggled with Pete Morrison adding almost a shot a hole on the previous week to raise the bat on the last hole. 

Skipper Craig and Leigh Durdin were run out on 99 and Brad Thomas also made it well into the nervous nineties. Even these scores didn’t earn the encouragement award which went to Rob Kelly. 

This week thelads are up for a stableford round for the Kapunda Diesel prize. 

With an extra week of spring under the belts hopefully the weather will be a little warmer on the weekend.