Pearce holds handy lead off the stick

AFTER the Gerringong Golf Club men's club championships was postponed due to poor weather, the rescheduled event began in earnest over the weekend.

After two rounds, A-Grader Ben Pearce leads the gross with 147 (77/70), with Travis McMahon next on 157 (77/80). Tim Murphy has 174 (87/87) over Jake Taylor 176 (85/91) and Mike Cawsey 176 (90/86) in the B- Grade. The best nett score went to Barney Gillard (145).

Dave Robinson has consolidated the gross lead in C-Grade with 191 (92/99). On identical gross scores 205 (104/101) are Luke Taylor and Simon Urszulak.

June's Monthly Medal will be held next Saturday in conjunction with the third round of the men's championships.

Saturday's stroke event was played in perfect conditions.

A-Grade winners were Adam Foskitt (nett 68) and Travis McMahon (nett 72). B-Grade winners were Barney Gillard (nett 71) and Simon Urszulak (nett 71). Balls went down to nett 74. Nearest to Pins: 2nd M. Gleeson, 8th T. Murphy, 10th Drive and Pitch I. Woodlands, 14th G. Manning, 18th D. Robinson, 13th Longest Drive (A) R. Szulerowski (B) S. Cahill (C) K. Moore.

Sunday's stroke event featured Simon Urszulak taking the honours with nett 68.

The runner-up was Mark Schibeci (nett 69), third place went to Ben Pearce (nett 69) and Clive Timmins came in fourth (nett 70).

Balls went down to nett 74.

Nearest to Pins: 2nd R. Szulerowski, 8th M. Gleeson, 14th T. Quinn, 18th R. Szulerowski. The count-back favoured Michael Gleeson over Paul Murray's 36 points in Tuesday's Mid-week comp.

The next two places also relied on a count-back, with Garry Barling relegating Peter Rush's 35 points into fourth spot.

Nearest to Pins: 2nd D. Burkett, 8th N. Guy, 9th drive and pitch G. Barling, 14th L. Osterhaus, 18th B. Huender, 13th Longest Drive B. Huender.

Jake Taylor warmed up for the week-end by winning the 12-hole Chook Run with 29 points. Manning Berry claimed the runner-up spot with his 25 points.

Balls went to Luke Taylor (23 points) and Tim Hussey (22).

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