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Monday, September 26, 2022
Sports: Watson lights up men’s league with sparkling 34
Jim McMacken shot 39 and shared low gross honours with Peter Falconer in WOOFs league play Tuesday at the NOTL Golf Club. (Ron  Planche file photo)
Jim McMacken shot 39 and shared low gross honours with Peter Falconer in WOOFs league play Tuesday at the NOTL Golf Club. (Ron Planche file photo)

Former NOTL Golf Club associate pro Ricky Watson was in fine form last week and shot a 2-under 34 to win low gross in Thursday men’s league competition.

He also won a gross skin on #2. Bernard Marlow scooped a net skin, also on #2. Jeff Jacques was tops in Stableford scoring with 22 points.

Other winners were: longest putt: Peter Danakas (#2) and Tom Elltoft (#5); longest drive: A.J. Harlond (#3); Closest to the pin: Peter Falconer (#4) and Doug Dineley (#9). Closest to the 150-yard marker: Terry Catney (#8).

The men’s WOOFs league competed in steamy, humid conditions Tuesday, with Jim McMacken and Falconer leading the way with 3-over scores of 39. Harry Huizer had low net.

Falconer was again closest to the pin on #4 and Jim Meszaros’ birdie on #9 won the hidden hole prize. Kamal Uyar won the 50/50 draw.

Louise Robitaille’s 82 was the low round of the day in 18-hole women’s league play Tuesday morning. Others were: Yolanda Henry and Martha Cruikshank (89), and Valerie Chubey and Ginny Green (92).

May Chang won low net with 71, followed by Chubey and Green (73), and Christine Earl and Lorraine Busbridge (74).

Other winners: Fewest putts: Chubey and Henry (30), Cathy Murray (31), Susan Gagne and Robitaille (32). Longest drive: Henry (#5). Longest putt: Shelley Sansom (#2).

This week, the nine-hole women’s league played for the Joy Nelles Trophy, a low-net  competition established in 1997 for members with handicaps over 40.

This year’s winner was Candace Maclean who shot a 54.

Other winners on the day were Diana Dimmer with the longest putt on #5 and Suzanne Watson, who was closest to the 150 marker on #8. Lucky draw winner was Penny Bannister.