February 26, 2024
SAND GREENS: Locals Sweep Sand Greens Champs

SAND GREENS: Locals Sweep Sand Greens Champs

It’s a clean sweep for the local brigade at the 2021 NSW Sand Green Championships at Nyngan Golf Club.

Local fancy David Rose used his home course knowledge in the less than ideal conditions, posting a five- over 73 to claim a two-shot win from the fast-finishing Mark Hale of Mudgee Golf Club.
Overnight leader, Vaughan Saunders of Beechworth had a day he would probably like to forget, carding an 11- over 79 to finish four shots back of Rose in a tie for third alongside Mangrove Mountain’s Nathan Cooke.

In the Nett it was another local, Brad Webster who blew them away, finishing an impressive nine-under par (nett) to win by a handy five shots. Aaron Bennett, Tyren Bennett and another Nyngan local, Mark Beetson, tied for second alongside Binalong’s Andrew Hore at four under.

Paul Besgrove of Dunedoo claimed the NSW VGA Gross title, while Mark Beetson, courtesy of his tied runners-up finish in the overall nett, claimed the NSWVGA nett division.

Warren Golf Club’s Joe Walker was too strong in the Juniors, while the team of  Mark Beetson, Greg Matheson, and Tim Lewis walked away with the teams prize.

Day TWO: Play underway under cloudy skies

Despite the weather and plenty of puddles from the downpour overnight, play is underway in the final round of the NSW Sand Greens Championship at Nyngan Golf Club.

Beechworth’ Vaughan Saunders the 2017 Champion, who carded a tidy one under par 67 in the opening round, is the man they are all chasing.

Local hopes Dvid Rose and Joh Wynne will lead the chasing pack, however the weather reports don’t look promising.


Day ONE Wrap:  Saunders Sand Greens Leader

2017 Sand Greens Champion Vaughan Saunders is the man they will all be trying to catch in tomorrow’s final round of the NSW Sand Green Championships.

Saunders, from Beechworth Golf Club was the only player to shoot in red numbers, crafting a one-under 67 to establish a two shot lead over local hope, David Rose from Nyngan.

Trundle’s Bill Tomlinson and another local, John Wynne, are a further three shots back, while sitting at five over are Graeme Phillipson (Manildra), Stephen Perry (Nyngan), and perennial bridesmaid in Golf NSW events, Mudgee’s Mark Hale.

121 players battled the overcast and humid conditions with the Nyngan layout getting the better of many. Thankfully the field stayed well hydrated when the sun made an appearance mid-afternoon.

In the Vets category, Condoblin’s Brad Hurley leads, however local Tony Lewis is lurking a shot behind, while in the Juniors, Joey Walker of Warren Golf Club carded a handy 78.

Follow the scores Below (click to display leaderboard):

Pos.PlayerHome ClubR1R2Total Gross+/-
1Rose, DavidNyngan GC69731426
2Hale, MarkMudgee GC73711448
T3Saunders, VaughanBeechworth GC 677914610
Cooke, NathanMangrove Mountain GC747214610
5Wynne, JohnNyngan GC727614812
6Besgrove, PaulDunedoo GC767415014
T7Hurley, BradCondobolin Sports757615115
Mann, TonyNarromine GC757615115
T9Tomlinson, BillTrundle GC728015216
Parry, StephenNyngan GC737915216
Jenner, BrianKew CC767615216
Hore, AndrewBinalong GC777515216
13Williams, RobertNarromine GC767715317
T14Wilkin, GarryCobar Bowling & GC777715418
Lewis, TimNyngan GC787615418
16Thompson, KurtManildra GC797615519
T17Bennett, BruceBrewarrina GC748215620
Faro, DuaneNarromine GC787815620
Matheson, NathanNyngan GC827415620
T20Ah-see , AnthonyNyngan GC748415822
Smith, BrendanNyngan GC797915822
T22Putland, TimothyForster Tuncurry GC788115923
Coen, DanielNarromine GC817815923
Harding , GrantYoung GC778215923
Dunn, GregDubbo GC807915923
26Beetson, MarkNyngan GC788216024
27Walker, JoeyWarren GC788316125
T28Riley, StephenParkes GC818116226
Dorrington, LesNyngan GC768616226
Read , TonyTamworth GC798316226
Robertson, RoyBinalong GC808216226
T32Lewis, TonyNyngan GC768716327
Dillon, CraigEast Leisure & GC Maitland828116327
Macauley , KevinCoolamon Sports778616327
T35Hall, AdamTrundle GC758916428
Bennett, AaronNyngan GC877716428
T37Bush, RickyDunedoo GC818416529
Crocker, GregoryHay Bowling & GC798616529
Lake, GrahamWarren GC838216529
Webster, BradNyngan GC808516529
41Gosper, ChristopherManildra GC798716630
42Sullivan, MorrisBrewarrina GC887916731
T43Crawford , MartyCoolamon Sports878116832
Matheson, GregNyngan GC838516832
Osborne, JonathanForster Tuncurry GC838516832
46Phillips, MaxCobar Bowling & GC828716933
47Keighran, MarkNyngan GC848617034
T48Dwyer, PatBinalong GC878417135
Watt, LukeTrundle GC809117135
Brennan, WillyWalcha GC828917135
Beetson, DudleyDubbo GC848717135
T52Winnett, MarkHolbrook Returned Servicemen’s GC868617236
Mackay, PeterWarren GC868617236
Bennnett, TyrenNyngan GC868617236
T55Watt, BradTrundle GC829117337
Bolam , SamTrundle GC848917337
57Smith, OzzieNyngan GC819417539
T58Whitmore, CraigCoolamon Sports879017741
Cox, SandyDunedoo GC879017741
T60Bender, WarrenHolbrook Returned Servicemen’s GC889017842
Matheson, BobCondobolin Sports859317842
Jose, DavidKareela GC879117842
T63Bullock, AshleyNarromine GC869317943
Vane, RexNyngan GC879217943
T65Keighran, JarrodDubbo GC899118044
Dixon, JohnDubbo GC899118044
Smith, StephenBrewarrina GC899118044
68Hanlon, MickCondobolin Sports879418145
T69Cashen, GregoryManildra GC859718246
Jose, TrevorCoolamon Sports909218246
Besgrove, JacobDunedoo GC859718246
72Manns, StephenCobar Bowling & GC849918347
73Ashton, DennisNambucca Heads Island GC889618448
T74Wheeler, IanDubbo GC939318650
Mellor, TomasBarraba GC959118650
Sullivan, MathewBrewarrina GC909618650
77jelley, markManildra GC899818751
T78Reynolds, MichaelManildra GC909918953
Carroll, JamesManildra GC969318953
T80Dodgson, AlanCondobolin Sports959519054
Chippendale, SteveDubbo GC979319054
T82Clark, GregCobar Bowling & GC9110019155
Austin, JoshBarraba GC8710419155
84Hale, JamesMudgee GC9210119357
T85Hogden, DaleDunedoo GC1019319458
Norbury, PeterWalcha GC8910519458
Rope, BrettNyngan GC979719458
88Phillips , GordonCondobolin Sports9510219761
T89O’Hara, JackWalcha GC9810019862
Watts, SteveNyngan GC9610219862
91Holcroft, NathanManildra GC10110020165
T92Hogden, HughDunedoo GC9910420367
Corby, GregNyngan GC9311020367
94Frankham, AshleyNyngan GC10010420468
95Dark, NeilWalcha GC11111122286
WDPhillipson, GraemeManildra GC73WDWD
WDAbadee, JackPymble GC78WDWD
DNFTulenew, TimNyngan GC77DNFDNF
DNFBeetson, AntonyGlendon GC78DNFDNF
DNFFraser, StuartAsquith GC79DNFDNF
DNFMunro, PaulKew CC80DNFDNF
DNFReynolds, BruceManildra GC82DNFDNF
DNFRussell, ScottDunedoo GC84DNFDNF
DNFBoyce, NigelDunedoo GC84DNFDNF
DNFBrien, ChinaCobar Bowling & GC88DNFDNF
DNFPeterson, StephenNyngan GC88DNFDNF
DNFTomek, GrahamNyngan GC88DNFDNF
DNFBennett-Burleigh, DuncanBinalong GC88DNFDNF
DNFSaunders, JasonBinalong GC88DNFDNF
DNFHawley, AdrianNyngan GC89DNFDNF
DNFMiller, BushyManildra GC93DNFDNF
DNFLister, DonNyngan GC93DNFDNF
DNFMurray, DavidManildra GC99DNFDNF
DNFMcGeachie, AdamBinalong GC104DNFDNF
DNFIverach, StephenDubbo GC81DNFDNF
NSAnderson , DarrenOcean Shores CC76NSNS
NSLeach, DeanWarren GC78NSNS
NSO’Brien, MitchellCoolamon Sports79NSNS
NSRead , DavidNyngan GC81NSNS
NSHoran, PeterNyngan GC87NSNS