The SMERGS Masters

January 2022

TD Peter Thornton

 

Following a successful inaugural event last year, I am pleased to announce that it will be run again this coming January/February.

 

The rules (in addition to the Rules of Golf, Local Rules and SMERGS rules):

The result!

The final round available for scoring in the 2022 SMERGS Masters was played earlier today on a bright and breezy morning without the hint of rain, The course was in absolute tiptop shape and three threes played. Some needed to play today in order to get their four rounds in while others were trying to play a blinder to be able to delete one of their earlier lower scores. But pretty much there were only three players still in contention. None of them were in Group 1 so naturally Group One players all scored pars on the 10th hole - two 4/4s and one 4/3. Group Two had two – Urwin who had set the early pace and Mclaren who had posted a couple of rounds in the 20s and was looking to delete his earlier round of 13 with another big score. But Group Three had Hillyard who had three rounds on 22, 20 and 21 and needed one more decent round to clinch the title. 

And so it was in the end – Hillyard with a last and final round of 19 posted a 4 best round total of 82 and is the 2022 SMERGS Masters Champion and took the $80 purse. Mclaren would have needed a 23 to win and a 20 to get the First Runner – Up but faded with a 16 to finish as Second Runner – Up with Steve Urwin who was the only SMERG to play all six available rounds produced a terrific 22, his best score in all six rounds (and which was good enough to also share the balls for the day) and edged out McLaren to be the First Runner Up and a $40 purse. 

Well done to the winners. Some great scores and remarkably consistent scoring. 

Thanks to all those who participated and thanks very much to all who chipped in their $10 especially those who in the end didn’t complete four rounds!

 

SMERGS Masters 2022 - Final Scores

SMERG

Rounds Played

Leaderboard Points after Round 6 for Best 4 Rounds

Hillyard

4

82

Urwin

6

79

McLaren

5

78

Becker

4

72

Thornton P

5

72

Lowndes

5

70

Butler

4

65

Chadwick

4

60

Bell

3

54

Skulander

3

54

Miller

3

51

Halliday

3

46

Thornton D

2

31

Figgis

2

19

Webb

1

17

O'Donovan A

1

13

Burns

0

0

Ferreira

0

0

Meadows

0

0

O'Donovan D

0

0

Penny

0

0

Waddington

0

0

Thornto Convenor, Rule Maker, TD and General Grand Poo Bah SMERGS Masters

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The 2022 Photo