Hotly Contested Day of Golf

Interschool Golf Challenge (November 13th)

To launch PE Week for 2017, the annual Interschool Golf Challenge was staged at the Port Lincoln Golf Club earlier today. This year’s event was held between PLHS and St. Joseph’s School, with 24 eager students involved. Warm, overcast conditions greeted the players, who entered one of two separate competitions – an individual stableford event for experienced players, and an Ambrose team challenge for beginning golfers.

In the individual section, a solid stableford round from St. Joseph’s Brock Wise saw him claim the Division A pennant for this school. His 34 points were too good for Adam Davies (22), who endured an unlucky day on the course. Both players should be proud of their performances– the good standard of their play was matched by excellent conduct throughout the day.

Division A (18-hole Stableford Round):

  • Winner: Brock Wise (SJS) – 34 points
  • Runner-up: Adam Davies (PLHS) – 22 points

Both schools entered several teams into the Ambrose event. With varying numbers of players in each team, and not all groups managing to complete the 18-hole course, a handicap system was needed to determine the placings. This resulted in the PLHS trio of Rubin Thompson, Max Rogalski and Tom Ambrose narrowly winning the Division B teams pennant ahead of a host of SJS groups. Again, all participants played in the right spirit throughout the day, acknowledging good shots, displaying correct etiquette and enjoying the company of their playing partners.

Division B (18-hole Handicap Ambrose Round):

  • Winners: Rubin, Max & Tom (PLHS) – 65 nett
  • Runners-up: Kyle, Ned, Jack & Aiden (SJS) – 67 nett
  • =3rd place: Billy, Sam & Ethan(SJS) – 68 nett
  • =3rd place: Will, Zac & Arley (SJS) – 68 nett
  • 5th place: Gil, Jace & Hamish (SJS) – 69 nett
  • 6th place: Kameron, Cooper & Blake (PLHS) – 72 nett
  • 7th place: Sylvia, Charlotte & Rebekah (PLHS) – 77.5 nett

* handicaps assigned based on number of completed holes and participating players

Congratulations to all players for their positive involvement; it was a long, hot day on the hillside. Many thanks to the Port Lincoln Golf Club for their hospitality, to Mr Scott Ambrose for his organisation of the SJS lads, and to the parents for their support of the event.

~ Mr Shaun Thomas (Organising Teacher)