25 Mar 2021 | Amateur golf |
Lindner wins again at Thaxted Park
by Golf Australia
What a rich vein of form SA Senior Bruce Lindner is in. Bruce (Kooyonga) won his third event in a row at Thaxted Park on Monday 22nd of March. It is not unfair to say that Thaxted Park have had some difficulties in recent years with a shortage of water for fairway irrigation, so it was absolutely fantastic to see the presentation and condition of the course this year with fully green fairways and greens surrounds.
Conditions were mild, slightly overcast with little wind and perfect for scoring. An outstanding field of 21 Women and 71 Men assembled with the host club doing a great job getting their members to augment the travelling Senior Order of Merit “circus”. Lindner’s victory was only a one-shot win over Craig Gordon (Tea Tree Gully), who looks to be Bruce’s closest rival in the Senior Order of Merit at this stage. Local sports renaissance man, Rod Phillips (State cricket and golf administrator) must have benefitted from his High Performance head role by turning in his best result for some time with a third in the Gross and taking out the Nett. Super Seniors Men went to Thaxted stalwart, Bob Baird with defending Super Senior champ Mike Richards (Tea Tree Gully) getting his best result for 2021. It is worth noting that Mike started slowly last year so he is coming into form. Yarra Yarra’s Howard Slater’s participation added an inter-state aspect with Howard taking third place. Howard also performed well in the previous event at Tea Tree Gully. Lindsay Elliott and Ken Parker again added to their respective Order of Merit points tally. The SA Women’s Order of Merit is combined Senior/Super Senior although the Club may (as in this case) divvy up the prizes into both categories. Angela Masters from Bronie Buckley and Rosemary Underwood made it a Blackwood triella. The Nett competitions tend to go to locals and this was again the case with Janice Harris, Brian Greer and Dean Forrester taking out their respective categories, Dean turning in a very meritorious 66. Noteworthy NTP prize winners were husband and wife Martin Fellows and Liz Fellows, on the 11th, Liz being only inches off a Hole-in-One. Overall, an excellent event and many thanks to the Club for the course and the organisation of the event and to their sponsors Lion Nathan, On Fire Racing and Brini wines. Event Results > Click Here
Order of Merit Rankings > Click Here (select SA OOM)
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