PAGS Kicks Off 2018 with Record Field
A big welcome to the Pattaya Amateur Golf Series for 2018, with a record number of participants, 188, which included a record number of Ladies, 29.
The Mountain & Lakes 9s were the combination of the day, with the course playing at its full scorecard length, and with no preferred lies, it was expected a return to sensible scores would ensue. This proved to be correct, with only 1 male score hitting the 40 point mark, while the Ladies again defied the course, but with only a small number breaking 40.
The winner in the Ladies Flight went to Phensri Snyder (26) with a creditable 42 points, 1 clear of Nat Rukkid (12), who also picked up the 3rd shot approach on Lake 6.
The C Flight winner for handicaps 20+ was Ronan Lastennet (23) with the aforementioned day’s best men’s score of 40. Rolf Urhog (32) got 2nd position with 38 points, on a countback of the back 9 holes 24/20, over Lars Akerblom (24).
B Flight for handicaps 14 – 19 was won by Craig Banks with a solid 37 points, ahead of several players on 34 points. Roland Nilsson (17) had the best back 9 of 18 points to claim 2nd spot, while Werner Schwarz (17) edged others out of 3rd place with a back 9 of 16, & a last 6 holes of 11 points.
The A Flight for players for 0 – 13 saw Jeff Wylie (9) successful over Ronny Larsson (11) on countback 21/17, after both signed for 39 points. Ronny also securing the Long Drive in the 54 & under division on 18. The bronze medal position required a countback to settle the placing, with Morten Schjelle being successful after scoring 37 points with a back 9 of 22, to go with his NTP on Lake 7.
After 2017’s feast of under par scores in the Low Gross, this month saw Jeff Wylie win with a comparatively meagre 78, having edged Bob Watson 37/40 on the back 9. Bob having to be content with an honorable mention for his 2 technical prizes on Mountain 6 & 7. Paul Smith getting a shout out for his approach on Mountain 1 and his Long Drive on Lake 9.
A bumper crowd back at Hemingways for the presentation, none of whom went home hungry after Dave’s crew did a tip top job.
A big thank you to all the sponsors, both old and new, for what promises to be another successful PAGS for 2018. February’s tournament will be on Wednesday 28th, contact Shane on 0859459689, through Facebook, or birdie.in.th for your preferred time slot.
|1||London Pie||Nearest in 2||Paul Smith|
|2||Sportsman Pub & Restaurant, Soi 13||Nearest in 3||Craig Duncan|
|3||NMT Logostics||Nearest in 2||Joakim Steier|
|4||Paddys Palms & 15 Palms, Koh Chang||Nearest the Pin||Martin Cooke|
|5||Suntosa Resort, Koh Larn||Longest Putt||Dave Felton|
|6||Nick the Pizza||Nearest in 2||Bob Watson|
|7||San Migel||Nearest in 3||Bob Watson|
|8||Love Pattaya||Nearest the Pin (High / Low)||Supranee Dockharom / Kale Karlberg|
|9||Shooters Bar, Soi 7||Nearest in 3||Gavin Perfect / Phil Davies / Steve Truelove|
|10||Allied Building Services||Nearest in 2||Ron Dickie|
|11||Robins Nest Restaurant & Guesthouse||Nearest the Pin||Patrick Bonnevier|
|12||Lady Love A Go Go||Nearest in 2||Kevin Johnson|
|13||Pattaya Rent a Car||Longest Putt||Jari Lehtanlas|
|14||Nordic||Nearest in 2||Phil Barber|
|15||Pecunia Asset Management||Nearest in 3||Nat Rukkid|
|16||Love Pattaya Property||Nearest the Pin (High / Low)||Bjarni Hardarson / Morton Schjelle|
|17||Hemingways Bar & Restaurant||Nearest in 2||Lamai Wright|
|18||Fore Event Managment||Longest Drive (Men <54, 55-64, 65> & Ladies)||Ronny Larsson / Paul Smith / Jan Strom / Jirasuda Robinson|
|Flight A 1st (Handicap 0-13 )||Jeff Wylie (9) 39 Points (B9) 21|
|Flight A 2nd||Ronny Larsson (11) 39 Points (B9) 17|
|Flight A 3rd||Morten Schjelle (13) 37 Poinst (B9) 22||Myles Knowlsen, Charles Marques|
|Flight B 1st (Handicap 14 - 19 )||Craig Banks (14) 37 Points|
|Flight B 2nd||Roland Nilsson (17) 34 Points (B9) 18|
|Flight B 3rd||Werner Schwarz (17) 34 Points (B9) 16 (B6) 11||Bjorn Olaf Noren, Ove Astrom|
|Flight C 1st (Handicap 20 > )||Ronan Lastennet (23) 40 Points|
|Flight C 2nd||Rolf Urhoj (32) 38 Points (B9) 24|
|Flight C 3rd||Lars Akeblom (24) 38 Points (B9) 20|
|Low Gross sponsored by Pattaya Rent a Car||Jeff Wylie (9) 78 Gross||Beat Bob Watson better back 37/40|
|Ladies 1st sponsored by Cafe Des Amis Restaurant||Phensri Snyder (26) 42 Points|
|Ladies 2nd||Nat Rukkid (12) 41 Points|
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