Daniel wins Sid Sparks Stableford

PODIUM: Sid Sparks sponsor Chris Kenny with the top three from the stableford competition on Sunday Ian Richter, winner Wayne Daniel and Trevor Gilmore. Picture: Supplied
PODIUM: Sid Sparks sponsor Chris Kenny with the top three from the stableford competition on Sunday Ian Richter, winner Wayne Daniel and Trevor Gilmore. Picture: Supplied

Wayne Daniel mastered the wintry conditions to win the Sid Sparks Stableford Streaky Bay men's golf competition on Sunday.

Eighteen players took to the course on a cold, damp and blustery day, and Daniel returned an excellent 43 points to win by four points from Trevor Gilmore, who continues to play good golf and rein in his handicap.

Ian Richter came in third on 38 points after a countback from Andy McLeod and John Flaherty.

Nathan Johnson won the division one long drive prize and Daniel won in division two, while nearest the pin was Donnor O'Conner, and Chris Kenny won the best birdie prize.

The working bee the day before tidied up the course and spread additional sand on the scrapes ahead of the Streaky Bay Open later this month, making a welcome soft landing for those attacking the hole.

This weekend sees a week of top level golf commence with the Port Kenny Open on Sunday, followed by the Smoky Bay Open on Thursday and the 2x18-hole Streaky Bay Open over the Saturday and Sunday.

Results: Wayne Daniel 43, Trevor Gilmore 39, Ian Richter 38, Andy McLeod 38, John Flaherty 38, Nigel Brace 37, Graeme Redding 36, Chris Kenny 36, Dan Gazzola 36, Nathan Johnson 34, Chris Roberts 34, Donnor O'Conner 33, C Gosling 33, Harry Verstappen 31, Ty Redden 31, C O'Conner 27, Paul Feltus 19, and Taylor Kenny 136 (first card).

Nine juniors also braved the cold morning conditions, with six competing in the seven-hole competition and three in the three-hole event.

Most of the older players have now played enough to calculate a handicap and look forward to the Junior Open.

Results: Seven hole - Jack Kelsh 45/27 net, Kyle Feltus 43/29, Conner Habel 52/34, Josh Roberts 52/35, Soul Braz 56/38 and Koby Capurso 62/44.

Three hole - Ryder Frick 27, Zarli Habel 42 and Casey McEvoy 44.