Tough Conditions on the Golf Course

Demanding conditions greeted players at the Port Lincoln Golf Club earlier today for the annual Interschool Golf Challenge between Port Lincoln High School and St. Joseph’s School.

Aside from the obvious challenge of trying to master an incredibly difficult sport, participating students also had to overcome high temperatures, strong northerly winds, raised dust, falling branches, heavy showers, high humidity and thousands of pesky flies.

PLHS was represented by three Year 11 students – Colby Syvertsen, Brodie Drewitt and Luke Hill – and four Year 9’s – Joel Edmonds, Bailey Sharman, Cody Rawling and Rhys Carey.

Ably led by talented juniors Brock Wise and Sam Pearce, the more experienced SJS boys were far too good on the day for our determined lads; accordingly, St. Joseph’s School duly claimed the 2018 pennant.

RESULTS (18-hole Ambrose Round):

  • Winners: Aaron, Sam & Will (SJS) – 67
  • Runners-up: Josh, Brock, Brock & Arley (SJS) – 69
  • 3rd place: Zak, Jace, Campbell & Jack (SJS) – 74
  • 4th place: Colby, Brodie & Luke (PLHS) – 85
  • 5th place: Cody, Rhys, Joel & Bailey (PLHS) – 101

Pleasingly, all participants played in the right spirit throughout the day, acknowledging good shots, displaying correct etiquette and enjoying the company of their playing partners. Congratulations to all for your positive involvement; anyone who completed eighteen holes in those conditions can consider themselves a winner!

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)

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