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The Cypress Lakes Classic and Hunter Tour

14 to 16 April 2021

TD and Organiser  Nick Hillyard

The Event

Another terrific three days of excessive wine consumption in between spectacular days on the golf course.  Thanks to Nick for organising this yet again and to those who donated course packages, boxed balls and their best wines.

Nick added strokes to SMERGS handicaps for each event as detailed below and which resulted in winning scores around 36 points.  The Classic was won by Steve Penny.

Details of each event are summarised below.

2021 Results

Day 1  Wednesday 14 April 2020,  The Vintage

Team

Player

H'cap

Front 9 S’ford

Back 9 S‘ford

Total S’ford

 1 

 Rick Butler

15 15 15 30

61 points

 Nick Hillyard 27 12 14 26

 

 Rob Lowndes

36 14 13 27

 2

 Neil McLaren 28 19 17 36

67 points

 John Webb 30 11 11 22

  

 James Halliday 35 5 11 16

 3

 Peter Thornton 30 6 14 20

? points

 Rick Chadwick 34 6 6 12

  

 Steve Figgis 38 9 9 18

The Prizes:

Boxed balls kindly donated by Nick.  Neil easily won the day and lost a shot.  His Team 2 won the teams event scored by best score first 6 holes, best two scores next 6 and best two multiplied for the final 6.  Handicaps were SMERGS plus 12.

Day 2  Thursday 15 April 2021, Hunter Valley GC 

Team

Player

H'cap

Front 9 S’ford

Back 9 S‘ford

Total S’ford

 1 

 Nick Hillyard 24 15 12 27

68 points

 Neil McLaren 24 19 18 37
   Peter Thornton 27 13 11 24

 2

 Rick Butler 12 14 18 32

72 points

 James Halliday 32 22 16 38

  

 Steve Figgis 35 5 13 18

 3

 John Webb 27 21 12 33

69 points

 Tim Becker 27 14 15 29

  

 Rick Chadwick 31 14 15 29

  

 Rob Lowndes 33 14 12 26

Big win and loss of one shot for James on another perfect day.  Handicaps were SMERGS plus 9.  Team event same as The Vintage except last six holes scored by adding all three scores without counting specified fourth players in the last team.

Day 3  Friday 16 April 2021,  The Cypress Lakes CLASSIC

The course was in excellent condition for the Major on a cool, fine morning.  Handicaps were again SMERGS plus 9.  Team event scores were simple average points.  Steve Penny won by the narrowest margin and TD Nick won teh front 9.  A small controversy gave the longest drive to Tim Becker although Neil was possibly longer.
Rapturous applause to Nick for his excellent organisation.  (And we'll never dine at The Muse again!)

Team

Player

H'cap

Front 9 S’ford

Back 9 S‘ford

Total S’ford

 1 

 Nick Hillyard 24 20 11 31

33 points

 Tim Becker 27 17 17 34
   John Webb 27 18 17 35
   Steve Figgis 35 13 19 32

 2

 Neil McLaren 24 11 19 30

27.3 points

 Steve Urwin 26 13 15 28

  

 Rob Lowndes 33 12 12 24

 3

 Rick Butler 12 18 16 34

32 points

 Ken Miller 26 12 18 30

  

 Rick Chadwick 31 14 18 32

 4

 Gary Skulander 27 16 15 31

31.5 points

 Peter Thornton 27 10 15 25

  

 Steve Penny 28 17 19 36

  

 James Halliday 31 17 18 35

The Prizes:

 Best Individual  Steve Penny  Front 9 Individual  Nick Hillyard
 Back 9 Individual  Steve Figgis/Neil McLaren  NTP 11th  Neil McLaren
 Best Team  Team 1  Longest Drive 9th  Tim Becker
 The Croc  Rob Lowndes    

The Photo:

Steve hands the Bucket to Steve 16 Apr 2021

The Classic 2021 field

And from Peter Thornton:

Here’s an analysis of the tour – looks like Neil won the full tour overall followed by Rick and Webbie.

From the heights of Steve and me being winner and runner-up of the Classic last year we have plumbed the depths!

 

 

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