Bernie Memorial Tournament results

It came down to a countback against Bruce Guthrie and Leo but Leo’s stronger back nine was enough to take out the Bernie Memorial Tournament at Waterford Golf Course on Sunday (March 12).   There was a total of 18 golfers which included 6 Santiburi members.

The scoring for the top spots was close in beautiful weather tempered by a strong breeze, with Bruce and Leo locked on 38, followed  by John (‘Five Points’) on 37 and Keith Holt (36).
It was a great showing from Keith, particularly since he hasn’t played since January.

Nearest the pin on the par threes went to Scott Bieber on the third, Bruce G on the 11th and Keith H on the 15th. Nobody hit the 6th.
There was a draw for best score on six mystery holes and the winners were Rob, Jim, Leo, Mark, Five Points and Bastiaan.
The special Cruel Hand of Fate award went to Will Farris who showed great perseverance and good humour despite a sudden unexpected drop in form and a ton of bad luck that saw him wipe eight of the 18 holes.
Rob Parish paid tribute to Bernie and the others we remember in this tournament, and everybody raised their glasses in a toast.
 Will F recalled  Bernie with his little stool marching down the fairway and parking himself near the green while he waited for the others to hit up.
Special mention to John Upex who donated a box of balls and Rob who also threw in a sleeve of Srixons for the prize table.
Also thanks to Sara whose painting of Santiburi Golf  Course made first prize so special and Neil Horton, the tourament’s previous winner, who spent hours refurbishing what had become a rather tattered trophy.
Complete list of scores:
Bruce 5 38
Will 12 17
Peter R 12 25
Rob 13 34
Bastiaan 18 28
Leo 18 38
Ron 36 25
John F 18 30
Scott 20 33
Graham 19 24
Mark 19 33
Marc 20 30
Jock 20 30
Ross 20 31
John U 21 28
John C 25 37
Keith 28 36
Jim 36 34
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