Familiar faces take out Short Course Championship wins

LITHGOW GOLF CLUB: Handicap champion Damien Marjoram and scratch champion and Portland Open winner Andrew Burton.
LITHGOW GOLF CLUB: Handicap champion Damien Marjoram and scratch champion and Portland Open winner Andrew Burton.

A good field turned out for the Lithgow Golf Club Short Course Championship and with the greens in excellent condition and the shortened course layout there was always going to be some great scores returned.

The scratch champion was Andrew Burton who continued his excellent form over the past month. He ripped up the course to card a seven under par 65.

Burton was at it again the following day as he took out the Portland Open with a sub par round of three under.

The Short Course handicap champion for 2017 was Damien Marjoram who thrives in this format having cleaned up in 2016.

This year Marjoram returned a 61 nett to take the title.

In the grade scores the winners and runners up were as follows.

Handicap

A grade: Bill Oldfield 66 nett and Don Farnsworth 67 nett ocb.

B grade: Bob Charlton 65 nett ocb and Graham Dean 65 nett.

C grade: Ben Oldfield 66 nett and Dick Mara 67.

Scratch

A grade: Darren Hunter 70 and Ross Harrington 72.

B grade: Jeff Geddes 78 and Frank Mantle 79ocb. Mantle was also successful at the Portland Open winning the A grade handicap while the other Lithgow golfer to do well at the Open was Brian Giblett who finished runner up in  the B grade handicap.

C grade: Ray Thompson 87 and Ron Evans 90.

Balls cut out on 68 neat.

The big events keep on coming at the Lithgow Golf Club with their Open sponsored by Westfund to be held this Sunday and the Summer Cup sponsored by the Zig Zag Motel the following Saturday.