SATURDAY saw a field of 28 vie for honours in the second qualifying round at the Wagin Golf Course, which was sponsored by Sahara Geo Services, a new sponsor this year.
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Competition was tight with some respectable scores returned and a few players cutting strokes from their handicaps much to the chagrin of their teammates in the Holden Scramble.

A-grade was won by Grant Ward with a gross 83 and nett 67, narrowly beating Peter Jenkin with a gross 85 nett 69.

Andrew Gath used the intimate knowledge of the course gained during his mowing back of the rough to take out B-grade with an excellent 86 gross 63 nett.

The runner-up was Mark Haverkort with 96 gross nett 67, narrowly beating Jeff Riseborough on a countback.

Sahara also put up trophies for a separate women’s competition, with Rhonda Dowdell claiming top spot with a 102 gross nett 73 from Fe Thompson with 92 gross nett 79.

Nearest the pin was won by Andrew Gath (3), Bronwyn Hegarty (8), Rhonda Dowdell (11) and Andrew Gath (16).

Sunday was the Wagin leg of the Holden Scramble and 84 players teed off in the morning with a shotgun start.

Teams came from near and far for the event, including Geoff Ward and his friends from Mandurah and a team from Pingelly.

The visitors showed how the course should be played with Wagin teams finishing out of the prizes.

The winners were the team of G Broad, S Wright, C Mead and S Ballantyne from Katanning with a gross 62 nett 54.5.

Second were M French, L Morrison, R Coffee and S Thornton with gross 67 nett 55.5.

In third place were F van Zyl, M Wigmore, L McCarley and J McIvor with gross 66 nett 56.125.

Fourth place was won by the team of J White, S Higgins, P Allen and C Nottle with gross 65 nett 56.25.

Nearest the pins were won by Ron Snell (3), Ric Nilsen (8), Lex Morrison (11) and Dobbie Graham (16), while longest putts were won by Chad Mead and Heather McCarley.

The club thanked the women who did their usual magnificent job of keeping everyone well fed throughout the day and to the bar staff who did a fantastic job.

Thursday scroungers had a terrific turnout with 11 players fronting up for some early practice for the weekend.

The winner on the day was Brentyn Barker with Mark Haverkort beating Bob Stephens for second on a countback

Next Saturday will be a Stableford event, sponsored by Gull Fuels.

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