Loxton`s Lewis Cregan had to play his round of golf early last Saturday morning in the Loxton Irrigation Stableford because in the afternoon he had a commitment with the Loxton A Grade Football team.
In a round of golf that he described as “nothing special” his drives and chips were of the highest order and after going out in 38 strokes ( birdies at no’s 1, 11 and 14) he came home in a stunning 34 reaching seven of the nine greens in regulation. His 72 was his finest round ever at his home course by two strokes and won him the event with 45 stableford points. He plays off a handicap of nine.
Later that day Lewis was high in the Loxton Tigers` best players when he played his best senior game for the club as Loxton defeated Loxton North comfortably in the Proud Cup match.
Mind you Lewis needed to be in top form to win the golf event as “Johno” Johnson once again produced a fine round for 43 points to take the B grade title easily. Following his 38 in the Wednesday Stableford to already dent his rapidly dropping handicap it seems just a matter of time before he rejoins the A grade ranks.
Sabine Grein won the women`s event with 34 points just one clear of Cate Cahill.
This weekend Loxton takes on Blackwood and Millicent in the second round of the People`s Choice Credit Union Tri-Club Challenge. Loxton has never won the event in its 24 year history and is hoping to break the drought in this 25th chance. It currently trails Blackwood by 34 points after round one with Millicent a further 30 points astern.