Outstanding Loxton golfer Andrew Hume fired a sensational 67 off the stick, nett 65, in winning the recent Summer Medal competition at the Loxton Golf Club.
The round equalled the course record but because the club currently has a temorary ninth green 80 metres forward of its normal position the performance was not recognised officially because the round was not played over the proper length of the course.
Nevertheless Hume’s superb effort was equal to that performed by Stuart Appleby when he was an amateur representing Victoria at Loxton early in his career.
Low scores continue at Loxton and last Saturday in a Stroke competition former Loxton player Peter Tygh, now with Darwin, blitzed the field with 82 strokes for nett 63. Hassan Kari Ali was next with nett 65 and was the clubhouse leader until Tygh came in with the last group to finish.
Tygh went out in 41 strokes with pars at the first, second and 9th holes and a birdie at the 4th. He then parred seven of the back nine for an even split of 41.
In the Ladies’ competition Marlene Tyler, such a consistent performer over many years, still joined the party by completing her best round for some time for 78, nett 67. She had 10 pars and a birdie at 17. Kath Nolan was the runner up with nett 75.
Indeed Marlene Tyler has rarely been in bad form but currently she is, even for her, in rare good form. In a Midweek Stableford she amassed a splendid 36 points. Kath Nolan was again the runner up with 35.
In the Men’s competition John Johnson overcame a slow start to gather 10 points across the 7th, 8th and 9th holes to amass 40 points.
Three players followed on 38 points.