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""Ray Walsh of Grande Meadows defeated Don Boland of Bally Haly on the 3rd playoff hole Sunday afternoon to capture the 15th Annual Grande Meadows Men's Invitational Golf tournament. Both golfers finished the 2 day 36 hole event tied at 160 have had scores of 80 on both days.

On the sudden death playoff both Walsh and Boland both Hole #1 and Hole #2 so and then came back to play Hole #1 again. This time Walsh made a par 4 on the hole while Boland had to settle for a bogey. The win by Walsh marked the first time a Grande Meadows golfer won the Men's Invitational and it ended the 13 year run of a Bally Haly golfer winning the Grande Meadows Men's Invitational. As well it should be noted that Don Boland won the 2010 Invitational, finished runner-up in 2011 and is the current Newfoundland Senior Men's Golf Champion.

Dave Wall of Bally Haly finished one stroke back with a two day total of 161 coming from scores of 78 and 83. Wall remained in contention until Hole # 17 on which he managed a triple bogey 8.  Meanwhile Day 1 Leader Rhodie Smith of St. John's who opened up with a 76 could only manage an 86 on Sunday to finish 2 strokes back at 162.

Jim Farewell of Grande Meadows Won the B Division with a two day total of 168 from scores of 88 and 80 to win by 2 strokes over Edmund Antle of Grande Meadows who had scores of 87 and 83 for a total of 170. Bill Hanrahan of Grande Meadows finished in 3rd place with a 173 total having shot scores of 84 and 89.

Frank Hodder of Grande Meadows captured the C Division in a tie-breaker with Ray Warren of Grande Meadows with a two day total of 186 from daily scores of 101 and 85 while Warren had daily scores of 93 and 93. Cryil Abbott finished 1 stroke behind with a 187 total from scores of 92 and 95.

Rhodie Smith of St. John's won A Division Low Net with scores of 68 and 78 for 146 while Peter Coady of Grande Meadows won the B Division Low Net with scores of 68 and 71 for 139.  Paul Nicholson of Harmon Seaside Links captured the C Division Low Net with scores of 72 and 68 for 140. 

List of Winners for 2012 Men's Invitational:

 

A Division

Gross

Course

Scores

Net

Course

Scores

1. Ray Walsh

GM

80

80

160

1. Rhodie Smith

St.John's

68

78

146

2. Don Boland

BH

80

80

160

2. Dave Wall

BH

71

76

147

3. Allan Murphy

BH

82

85

167

3. Tom Curran

BH

71

77

148

4. Matthew Hackett

GM

90

81

171

4. Dave Chalcroft

Calgary

77

71

148

5. Perry Stone

GM

89

82

171

5. Terry Hodder

BH

77

72

149

6. Mike Russell

GM

86

86

172

6. Barry Stacey

GM

75

77

152

 

 

B Division

Gross

Course

Scores

Net

Course

Scores

1. Jim Farewell

GM

88

80

168

1. Peter Coady

GM

68

71

139

2. Edmund Antle

GM

87

83

170

2. Jeff Forsey

GD

69

71

140

3. Bill Hanrahan

GM

84

89

173

3. George Osmond

BH

71

72

143

4. Keith Roberts

GM

90

87

177

4. Ches Cribb

GM

74

70

144

5. Don Coady

BH

82

95

177

5. Carl Brown

GM

70

76

146

6. Kelly Potts

BH

95

83

178

6. Carl Hill

BH

78

69

147


 

 

C Division

Gross

Course

Scores

Net

Course

Scores

1. Frank Hodder

GM

101

85

186

1. Paul Nicholson

HSL

72

68

140

2. Ray Warren

GM

93

93

186

2. Harold Foote

GM

72

72

144

3. Cyril Abbott

GM

92

95

187

3. Shawn Keating

GM

73

72

145

4. Glenn Price

GM

93

96

189

4. Dick Hanrahan

GM

72

79

151

5. Art Cluett

GM

99

93

192

5. Bill Halley

St. John's

81

70

151

6. Kevin Carvery

GM

94

100

194

6. Gordie Smith

GM

79

73

152


Post Author: William Short