Two of Lithgow Golf Club's mainstays over many years Bob Ritchie and Max Nightingale turned the clock back to when they enjoyed their halcyon days.
Both have enjoyed successful careers as pennant players in the club's senior and masters teams that dominated the Blue Mountains competitions for many decades and won a number of major events.
Ritchie (14) had one of his best rounds for some time returning the top stableford score of the day to take out the B grade section in what was a very big field that numbered well over 80 golfers.
He finished with 43 points and set up his impressive win with 24 points on the back nine. Runner up was Blake Goldspink (12) who was also the runner up last week with the impressive youngster finishing with 42 points.
Best scratch score in B grade went to Brian Bourke (11) on 25 points. Max Nightingale (7) who has been a multiple club champion played excellent golf to take out A grade with a score of 42 points. Which included three birdies on his way to a 73.
The A graders really took advantage of a shortened course and with the greens running superbly there were a number of sub par rounds with the best going to runner up Harry Bender (scratch) with a five under par 67 which equates to 41 points.
Best scratch score went to Andrew Burton (+1) with 39 points, a three under 69.Another sub par round went to Brock Egan (+2) with a two under 70 which included an eagle three on the long par five seventh hole and Justin McCann (1) also broke par with a 71 off the stick.
The C grade winner was Neil Hutchinson (27) counting out runner up Leo Murnane (19) with both finishing with 39 points. Best scratch score went to Geoff Wheeler on 15 points.
Others to play well and win vouchers were Anthony Oldfield, Ross Harrington, Julie Murnane, Justin McCann, Jeff Geddes, Nathan Marshall, Ian Northey, Brock Egan, Michael Saville and Brad Preston. Vouchers cut out on 36 points ocb.
Next Saturday's event (Oct 16) will be a two ball stableford aggregate.
Wednesday nine hole competition (Oct 6): Winner was John Bird with a score of 22 points. Runner up was Nick Young on 21 points and in third spot was Trevor Cameron with 20 points.
Vouchers went down to those with 19 points and better and they were Tony Potts, Wayne Morris, Carlos Garibotto, Ken Mitchell, Laurie Northey, Craig Pugsley, Ron Phelan, Kev Hughes, Rob George and Les Barnes.
Friday nine hole competition (October 8): Winner with 21 points was Michael Bright. Runner up was Peter Williams on 21 points and in third spot was Craig Pugsley with 19 points.
Vouchers went down to those with 16 points and better and they were Greg Dykes, Leo Murnane, Leo Francis, John Griffiths and John Bird.
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