Another overcast start to the day however, as the morning progressed the weather soon cleared and players had generally excellent conditions. The tournament had been renamed to honour long term RGC member, committee member, secretary & captain Graeme Clement. Clubs represented were; Fox Hills, Trentham, Euroa, Heathcote, Mt Macedon, Seymour, Woodend, Romsey, Strathbogie, Broadford, Yea, Avenel & Rich River. The first 12 holes saw almost everyone getting used to the speed of the greens with a number of players putting from above the cup and finishing well passed leaving a difficult 2nd putt. Players were in at about noon for the traditional Romsey Roast and desserts. Top scores for the morning were Mark Corradin (Euroa) – 47, Mick Squire (Romsey) – 49 & past champion, Chris Lingard (Heathcote) – 50.
At 1.00pm everyone headed back to the course, the 2nd 12 holes would tell the tale of the tournament. Some players seemed to really enjoy the afternoon regardless of how their scoring was going while others concentrated more on their golf. In A Grade Mark Corradin had to work hard as Ian Richardson (Seymour) put the pressure on with a 3 under front nine to return a a back 12 of 45, square with the card. B Grade saw ever reliable Mick Squire came in with a 52 while in C Grade RGC veteran John Freestone played very steady golf to come home with a 59. Presentations saw Andrew Clement give a short address remembering many of the happy moments brother Graeme had at the club and whilst representing RGC in Pennant Golf. On a beautiful day for golf the results were;
Graeme Clement Shield; Mark Corradin – 96 & A Grade H/cap; Ian Richardson – 100/8/92
Andrew Clement with inaugural Graeme Clement Shield winner Mark Corradin
B Grade Stroke; Mick Squire (Romsey) – 101 & B Grade H/cap; Mick Doyle (Mt Macedon) – 108/12/96
C Grade Stroke; John Freestone (RGC) – 117 & C Grade H/cap; Hugh Drummond (RGC) – 124/28/96
NTPs; 1st – M Willis (Mt Macedon), 8th – Mark Fountain (Seymour), 9th – Mick Doyle, 10th – C Hanson (Broadford)
2nd shot on the 3rd; Gary Watts (Fox Hills)