With an extremely hot and windy day predicted two of the Algie Mitchell Quarter Finals teed off at 8.30 am.  The other two finals and the remainder of the field headed out at midday.  The day began with gusting winds from the north which swung to the west and back again however, this wind kept the players much cooler than expected.  The strong head winds of some holes saw very unusual club selection, this was also true when playing down wind holes.  The hard, dry fairways saw everyone get excellent value for well struck drives with a number of players hitting well over 250m.  The recently deep cored greens proved to be a bit of a challenge but anyone who pitched on know that their ball would hold.  Putting required some nerve and a willingness to hit much harder than usual.  Unfortunately the corellas had dug around the cups on some greens so getting the ball into those holes was a little easier .  Despite the wind and the unusual movement on a few greens there was some excellent scoring.  On a hot, windy day the results were;

Winner; John Laing (28) – 44 pts from Tony Freeman (21) – 41 pts, Anthony Lakey (22) – 40 pts, Chris vanDerVliet (24) 40 pts, Mal Mottram (11) – 37 pts, Bob Dwyer (36) – 36 pts & Andrew Laing (19) – 36 pts

Women’s Winner; Pam Drummond (33) – 36 pts

NTPs; 15th – Hugh Drummond & 16th – John Freestone

Algie Mitchell Quarter Finals

Jm Patton (10) D Shannon Wright (0) – 1up

Mick Nicholls Snr (13) D Michael Squires (0) – 2/1

John Moody (0) D Mick Nicholls Jnr (2) – 3/2

Rob Rea (6) D Bob McLennan (0) – 2up

The semifinals of the Algie Mitchell will be

Jim Patton (8) Vs John Moody (0)

Mick Nicholls Snr (4) Vs Rob Rea (0)