Henderson's king of the green
Wednesday, 26th May, 2010
Trevor Henderson has taken out the BH Golf and Country Club Championships for 2010 by one stroke from Mark Johns.
Henderson, with an aggregate score of 306, managed to birdie the last hole to fend off a very consistent Johns on 307.
Johns could have forced a play off if only he holed a birdie putt on the 18th, but he left it agonisingly short.
Henderson is no stranger to the title, having won this event before, and has been runner-up on numerous occasions.
No doubt Trevor will still be a force to reckon with in the future.
Mark should not be disappointed with his efforts and truly made a champion effort to try and peg Trevor back.
What a championship, coming down to the 72nd hole to decide a winner.
Cameron MacKay won the B grade title, leading all the way over the four rounds and carding 330 after 72 holes to defeat the fast finishing Declan Henderson by two strokes.
Always a difficult grade to win, Cameron virtually set up the run chase after his first round 79, which gave him some breathing space. After a nervous start to the final 18 he was doing enough to stave off a fast finishing Declan, who would be the most improved player in the club.
Declan has consistently broken his handicap in each event played and is one to watch.
Cameron Andrich took out the C grade title in a catch me if you can win on 368, 20 shots ahead of his nearest rival in Trevor Baust on 388.
When you put together four very consistent rounds it makes it very hard for the chasers to catch up, and Cameron had no challengers over the final holes and actually increased his lead.
It was a great championship for him and he more than deserved the win.
Baust had to do it the hard way for the runner-up trophy, having to defeat Stan Goodman in a sudden death play off. He held his composure well, as he did throughout the championships, and will be prominent again next year.
The club also held its veterans' 18 hole championship in conjunction with final round that was won in great style by John "scorcher" Roberts, carding 84 to hold off Wayne Holliday on 86.
It was good to see Roberts get his putter going after a disappointing time over the event, while Holliday would be rueing a couple of costly errors during his round. Without them he would have won this trophy with relative ease.
Although Goodman lost a play-off for a trophy in the championships, he did enough to win the veterans nett award, surviving a countback on 73.
Results: A grade gross: T. Henderson 306, B grade gross: C. MacKay 330, C grade gross: C Andrich 368. A grade gross runner-up: M. Johns 307, B grade gross runner-up: D. Henderson 332, C grade gross runner-up: T. Baust 388 Play-off, A grade nett: C. Jones 289, B grade nett: J. Jeffery 290, C grade nett: A. Bray 284, A grade nett runner-up: A. Ashwood 294, B grade nett runner-up: R. Pryor 291, C grade nett runner-up: M. Payne 304.
First round: Bob Warhurst Memorial Trophy, M. Payne 69 nett (countback); second round: Fosters-Dave Henderson-Wilson Trophy, C. Jones 70 nett; Third round: Barry Jackaman Trophy, Alec Bray 67 nett (countback); Fourth round: Ken Stanley Trophy, A. Ashwood 68 nett (countback). Veterans gross winner: John Roberts 84;
gross runner-up: W. Holliday 86; nett winner: S. Goodman 73 (countback).