Matthew Hackett of Grande Meadows captured his 3rd straight Invitational championship on Sunday as he fired an even par round of 72 to go along with an opening round 75 for a two day total of 147 which was good enough for a 10 stroke victory over Don Boland of Bally Haly who carded daily scores of 81 and 76 for a 157 total. Ray Walsh was alone in third with a 159 total from scores of 80 an 79.
Gary Smith of Grande Meadows won the B Division with scores of 85 & 83 for a two day total of 168 to win by 4 strokes over Tony Mitchell of Grande Meadows who carded daily scores of 88 and 84 for a 172 total. Rhodie Smith of St. John’s was alone in third place with a 173 total from daily scores of 86 and 87.
Sean Callahan of St. John’s captured the C Division title over Day 1 leader Dick Hanrahan of Grande Meadows by 1 stroke. Callahan had scores of 92 an 89 for a 181 total while Hanrahan carded scores of 86 and 96 for a two day total of 182. James Mitchell of Grande Meadows of Grande Meadows was 1 shot back in 3rd place with a 183 total from daily scores of 92 and 91.
Judy Drake won the Ladies Division with a two day total of 182 from scores of 89 and 93. Erin Hodder of Pitcher’s Pond Golf Course finished in second place with a two day total of 192 from scores of 101 and 91 followed in 3rd place by Denisine Nolan of Grande Meadows who finished in third place with a 194 total from scores of 99 and 95. This year we had 7 ladies take part which has been the most every.
Below are some photos of the winners as well as a photo of three former Invitational participants who passed away recently – from L to R in the photo: Jerry Adams, Kevin Carvery, Dave Brenton
See below all the winners.
|1. Don Boland||BH||81||76||157||1. Bill Hanrahan||GM||74||73||147|
|2. Ray Walsh||GM||80||79||159||2. Barry Stacey||GM||75||76||151|
|3. Colin Budgell||BH||83||78||161||3. George Janes||PP||76||76||152|
|4. Perry Stone||GM||77||84||161||4. Mike Russell||GM||71||81||152|
|5. Deon Grandy||GM||80||85||165||5. Bob Hoyles||GM||80||74||154|
|1. Gary Smith||GM||85||83||168||1. Bernie Halloran||SJ||71||75||146|
|2. Tony Mitchell||GM||88||84||172||2. Glenn Price||GM||75||73||148|
|3. Rhodie Smith||SJ||86||87||173||3. Mike Blagdon||GM||72||76||148|
|4. Edmund Antle||GM||84||90||174||4. Vince Baker||GM||75||73||148|
|5. Glenn Picco||GM||95||81||176||5. Mike Douglas||SJ||75||76||151|
|1. Sean Callahan||SJ||92||89||181||1. Dick Hanrahan||GM||65||75||140|
|2. James Mitchell||GM||92||91||183||2. Al Hunt||GM||73||71||144|
|3. Paul Anderson||SJ||103||84||187||3. Dan Walsh||GM||75||71||146|
|4. Bill Halley||CLO||96||92||188||4. Joe McCarthy||69||77||146|
|5. Mike Stevenson||SJ||100||91||191||5. John Douglas||SJ||79||69||148|
|1. Judy Drake||GM||89||93||182||1. Denisine Nolan||GM||72||68||140|
|2. Erin Hodder||PP||101||91||192||2. Jeannette Lundrigan||GM||69||71||140|
|3. Tracy Blagdon||GM||102||101||203||3. Brenda Foley||GM||77||77||154|
|4. Carolyn Bennett||BH||105||98||203||4.|
Day one of the 24th Annual GM Invitational is in the books and defending champion Matthew Hackett leads the way after carding a round of 75 to lead Perry Stone by 2 strokes. Mike Russell is in 3rd 3 strokes back after shooting a 78 followed by Deon Grandy, Bill Morrissey and Ray Walsh who all carded scores of 80.
Edmund Antle leads the B Division by one stroke over Gary Smith and Mike Blagdon. Antle opened with an 84 while both Smith and Blagdon carded 85’s. Ches Cribb and Bernie Halloran are 2 strokes back after carding scores of 86.
Dick Hanrahan has a 6 stroke lead in the C Division after carding an 86 to lead by 6 strokes over Sean Callahan and James Mitchell who both had an opening round of 92. Dan Walsh was in 4th with a 94 while Art Cluett & Al Hunt sit in a tie for 5th with scores of 95.
Judy Drake opened with a round of 89 to lead by 10 strokes over Denisine Nolan and Jeannette McCarthy who shot scores of 99. Erin Hodder sits alone in 4th having shot an opening round 101.
Below are the Sunday June 13th Tee Times
|Time||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Player 4|
|7:30||4||Wayne Butler||Terry White||Harold Porter||Dave Gallant|
|7:38||8||Paul Anderson||Ken Taylor||John Power|
|7:46||12||Joe McCarthy||Art Cluett||Bill Halley||Bill Dilny|
|7:54||16||Dale Slaney||Al Hunt||Randy Turpin||John Douglas|
|8:02||20||Dick Hanrahan||Sean Callahan||James Mitchell||Dan Walsh|
|8:10||24||Tracy Blagdon||Brenda Foley||Carolyn Bennett|
|8:18||28||Judy Drake||Denisine Nolan||Jeannette Lundrigan||Erin Hodder|
|8:26||32||Carl Hill||Wayne Gray||Chad Antle||Eric Power|
|8:34||36||Mike Douglas||Richard Kelly||Aaron Stacey||Denny Collier|
|8:42||40||Stan McCarthy||Glenn Price||Bob Banfield||Glenn Picco|
|8:50||44||Rhodie Smith||George Osmond||Tony Mitchell||Vince Baker|
|8:58||48||Bernie Halloran||Edgar Hill||Mike Stevenson||Troy Healey|
|9:06||52||Edmund Antle||Gary Smith||Mike Blagdon||Ches Cribb|
|9:14||56||Ray Gushue||Jim Southwell||Terry Hodder||Kevin Power|
|9:22||60||Jim Farewell||Cory Gulliver||Ken Casey||Randy Harris|
|9:30||64||Gus Keating||Sam Warren||Hudson Stratton||Bob Hoyles|
|9:46||Bill Hanrahan||Colin Budgell||Barry Stacey||George Janes|
|10:02||Bill Morrissey||Ray Walsh||Jason Hodder||Don Boland|
|10:18||Matthew Hackett||Perry Stone||Mike Russell||Deon Grandy|
The 24th Annual Grande Meadows Invitational Golf Tournament goes on Friday to Sunday June 11 – 13. Defending champion Matthew Hackett of Grande Meadows will look to defend his title but will have lots of competition from previous champions Don Boland and Colin Budgell of Bally Haly in St. John’s as well as Ray Walsh, Perry Stone and Sam Warren of Grande Meadows who would like to take home the trophy again.
Along with 67 men this year sees 7 ladies taking part in the tournament including 5 from Grande Meadows namely Judy Drake, Brenda Foley, Tracy Keeping, Jeannette Lundrigan and Denisine Nolan along with Carolyn Bennett of Bally Haly and Erin Hodder of Pitcher’s Pond.
Friday is set aside for a practice round followed by 2 18 hole stroke play rounds on Saturday and Sunday. First tee time Saturday is at 7:30am.
|Time||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Player 4|
|7:30||4||Jason Hodder||Bill Morrissey||Don Boland||Matthew Hackett|
|7:38||8||Colin Budgell||Mike Russell||Perry Stone||Deon Grandy|
|7:46||12||Ken Casey||Sam Warren||Gus Keating||Ray Walsh|
|7:54||16||Jim Farewell||Jimmy Southwell||Cory Gulliver||Bill Hanrahan|
|8:02||20||Bob Hoyles||George Janes||Randy Harris||Barry Stacey|
|8:10||24||Terry Hodder||Ray Gushue||Tony Mitchell||Kevin Power|
|8:18||28||Edmund Antle||Gary Smith||Eric Power||Chad Antle|
|8:26||32||Carl Hill||Bob Banfield||Ches Cribb||Mike Blagdon|
|8:34||36||Richard Kelly||Aaron Stacey||Mike Douglas||Denny Collier|
|8:42||40||Randy Turpin||Dale Slaney||Al Hunt||John Douglas|
|8:50||44||Glen Picco||Vince Baker||Wayne Gray||Brad Russell|
|8:58||48||Edgar Hill||Bernie Halloran||Mike Stevenson||Troy Healey|
|9:06||52||Stan McCarthy||Sean Callahan||John Power||Randy Moulton|
|9:14||56||Glenn Price||George Osmond||Art Cluett||Bill Halley|
|9:22||60||Dan Walsh||Wayne Butler||Dick Hanrahan||James Mitchell|
|9:30||63||Joe McCarthy||Terry White||Bill Dilny|
|9:38||67||Hudson Stratton||Rhodie Smith||Paul Anderson||Ken Taylor|
|9:46||70||Harold Porter||Leo Kilfoy||Dave Gallant|
|9:54||73||Denisine Nolan||Jeannette Lundrigan||Erin Hodder|
|10:00||77||Judy Drake||Carolyn Bennett||Tracy Blagdon||Brenda Foley|