Monday, September 13, 2010

Daly Cup Epic Finish

The Daly Cup came to a thrilling climax on Sunday evening at the De Zalze Golf Club and estate. At the turn it was pretty even going with The Meerkat holding onto a slender 1 stroke advantage over the Main Cheese, with Donk, CHarles Roff and the Great Dayne a further 2 strokes back.

It was here that the Meerkat, who seemed to be feeling the ill effects of the awesome burger at halk way, lost the plot and any chance of winning his maiden Daly Cup. An errant tee shot saw his drive out of bounds, and after running back to the tee to hit another, banged the second out of bounds too. Donk also began to capitualte here on the 10th as this saw him put together 3 straight doubles.

It was the Great Dayne however who managed to keep it together on the stroke 2 and sink a legthy birdie putt for a 4 point swing on the leader thus catapulting himself into the lead. Solid golf kept him there until the final hole. Meanwhile the Ruth had been quietly moving up the leaderboard with some solid golf and standing on the 18th tee box found himself only 1 back. Both Great and Ruth had monster drives on the short Par 4 18th leaving themselves 30m in for their 2nd. Great playing in front of Ruth, was standing over an 8ft birdie putt for the title and managed to 3 putt, missing a 3ft putt coming back!

With it all to do, Ruth, in what can only be described as on of the most remarkable shots of the day, thinned his ball through the bunker and it rolled right through and onto the green, stopping 8ft ftom the hole. He then stood over this putt of only 8 ft to win the Daly Cup on his first attempt and with steely resolve he drained it to take the title by a solitary stroke from a distraught Great Dayne.

Charles Roff walked away with the wooden spoon for most golf, but it was a hotly contested affair with the woeful Donk and defending champion Nic Mac, who might as well not have turned up.

Most Golf: JADH Charton 99 (net)
Lowest round (gross): D Allenbrook 75
Lowest round (net): D Allenbrook 68
Biggest winning margin: N McConnachie 5 shots

19/07/07 MJ King (Mowbray)
14/08/07 S Mortlock (Mowbray)
25/10/07 J Charton (Royal Cape)
18/12/07 D Allenbrook (Mowbray)
17/02/08 D Allenbrook (Mowbray)
10/08/08 N McConnachie (Mowbray)
12/09/10 R Morris (De Zalze)

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