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Davidson Love def. Costantino Blocker
Tubby Waldorf def. Big Jack Daley
Davidson Love def. Garry Mize
Shigeki Moroneyama def. Soldier Montgomerie
Tack Nicklaus def. Hal Whitton
Davidson Love def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson
Hal Whitton def. Cavey Pavin
Cavey Pavin def. Java Haas
Vijay Field def. Dick Faldo 4 & 3
Costantino Blocker def. Bluey Dunk 2 up
Soldier Montgomerie def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 8 & 7
Dick Faldo def. Costantino Blocker 4 & 3
Ford Funk def. Sergio Grasscia 2 up
Vijay Field def. Java Haas 4 & 2
Shigeki Moroneyama def. Garry Mize 5 & 3
Davidson Love def. Kenny Crenshaw 1 up
Bluey Dunk def. Tack Nicklaus 3 & 1
Edwardo Romero def. Vijay Field 6 & 4
Kipper Parnevik def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 2 & 1
Notah Kelly def. Peard Fulke 2 & 1
Kenny Crenshaw def. Boo Boo Weekley 3 & 1
Peard Fulke def. Karrie White 4 & 3
Henney Stenson def. Tubby Waldorf 3 & 1
Kipper Parnevik def. Grantief Goosen 6 & 5
Bourkie Baird def. Peard Fulke 3 & 1
Boo Boo Weekley def. Dick Faldo 4 & 3
Grantief Goosen def. Kenny Crenshaw 4 & 3
Muzzy Zoeller def. Bourkie Baird 3 & 2
The semi-final matches are Karrie White (+4) vs. Kenny Crenshaw and Dick Faldo vs. Java Haas (+1). Players are requested to be on the balcony by 2.30pm for 3.00pm start.
The results from the Round of 8 were Karrie White def. Notah Kelly 2 up, Kenny Crenshaw def. Kipper Parnevik 6 & 5, Dick Faldo def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 4 & 3 and Java Haas def. Tubby Waldorf 4 & 2 which means 3 of the top 4 stroke qualifiers were knocked out in week 1.
19 starters teed up for the November 12 Don Lane Invitational, a stroke qualifying round, and the 8 best scores through to the match play rounds were Notah Kelly III (69 nett), Tubby Waldorf (69), Sir Dick Faldo (71), Kipper Parnevik (72), Kenny Crenshaw (76), Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson (77), Ford Funk (79) and Java Haas (80). Ford Funk withdrew from the match play rounds and was replaced by Karrie White (80).
The 10 emergencies are Boo Boo Weekley (80), Davidson Love III (80), Garry Mize (81), Seve Hemosteros (82), Ralphy McIlroy (86), Grantief Goosen (89), Soldier Montgomerie (89), Paulking Harrington (90), Muzzy Zoeller (93) and Bourkie Baird (94).
The tournament is a handicap match play event spanning 3 consecutive weekends and, with the possible exception of the semi-finals, competitors must walk the course and comply with the club's Spring Tour Committee's (STC) nominated playing schedule.
All members are welcome to play socially on qualifying day even if you are unable to participate in the match play rounds.
The opening round will be held on Sunday, November 12, with the first group off the tee at midday. Players must report to the starter 30 minutes beforehand with a schooner and their 1. $80 entry fee in hand. Unless we have exactly 16 competitors, The Don Lane Invitational (a stroke event this year) will determine the 8 qualifiers seeded through to the first round of match play at midday on Heckle Sunday, November 19.
The semi-final matches are by default set down for the following 2. Friday afternoon, November 24, unless both players and President Love III (Ret.) agree to a change. The tournament concludes with the Championship Match on Sunday, November 26 (midday start).
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2. A proposal put to the membership for this year's event and now accepted by President Love is should a member of the Bong Bong 6 reach the semi-finals, their match would be by default played earlier in the week (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) as they'll be mingling with Southern Highlands High Society on Thursday and Friday
The Royal & Ancient Marrickville Old Course will host the Match Play Championship for the 29th consecutive year. This internationally renowned public course, featuring the toughest and most picturesque holes on the Cooks Peninsula, provides competitors with the ultimate golfing challenge.
Prizemoney will be based on playing numbers - $600 (400/200 split) for up to 20 starters and $750 (500/250) for 21 or more.
The STC issued over 30 invitations to eligible players for the popular "home" event.
The defending champion, Muzzy Zoeller, headlines the expected international field of *Kipper Parnevik, TC Choi, Paulking Harrington, Seve Hemosteros, *Henney Stenson, JPY Hayes, Garry Mize, *Bourkie Baird, *Peard Fulke, Jose-Mumma Olazabal, *Grantief Goosen, *Kenny Crenshaw, *Soldier Montgomerie, *Bluey Dunk, *Dick Faldo, *Boo Boo Weekley, Java Haas, *Cavey Pavin, Karrie White, *Ford Funk, Hunter Meehan, *Edwardo Romero, Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson, *Davidson Love III, Ralphy McIlroy, *Tack Nicklaus, Trent Strange, Danny White Shark, *Notah Kelly III and *Tubby Waldorf competing for the prestigious Stephen Angry Anderson Trophy (*past champion).
With the anticipated large crowds, players should access the course via Magnolia Drive (formerly Wharf Road).
Our fully laden vintage drinks cart (pictured right) will be dispensing free refreshments, including Edmund Resch's finest, throughout the tournament for players and spectators alike.
In a coup for the ESG&EC, the club has enagaged the services of the leading interchange official from the upcoming Women's Rugby League World Cup 2017, Peard Fulke, to man the cart on Day 1.
For spectators, a free park and ride bus service leaves Earlwood every 20 minutes from outside the Coles supermarket car park. Sydney Ferries also operate a single jet cat service to the R&A from Circular Quay. The Lady Fatcat departs Wharf 3 at 11.00am and arrives at the Man O' Golf steps, adjacent to the first tee, at 11.40am. At low tide, the service terminates at Tempe's Golden Gate Bridge leaving passengers a leisurely 20 minute stroll to the course along the rejuvenated Cooks River foreshores.
The event has delivered some of the club's most unforgettable moments including the 1990 Final when Tubby Waldorf and Big Jack Daley brought the large and boisterous gallery to it's knees when they witnessed both players carding seven over par 11s to halve the 17th hole. As Big Jack always points out, he was playing 5 off the tee and, knowing the calibre of his opponent, correctly assumed he was still a chance.
In 1997 Dick Faldo was chasing his first major when he stepped onto the 11th tee, one up over the late Vijay Field. His scudded 6-iron sent the ball careering into the ladies tee marker 10 metres ahead. The marker - 4 inches tall, bright red, cylindrical and made of concrete - correctly applied Newton's Third Law (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction). On it's return journey, the ball neatly parted the assembled spectator mass standing behind Dick before it landed out of bounds in the Cooks River. Both ball and Dick's title challenge sank simultaneously.