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Alan Lee takes home President's Plate

Dec 06, 2011

2011 President's Plate winner, Allan Lee with MCC president Paul Sheahan.A beautiful spring day presented itself for members participating in the Members’ Golf Day at Royal Melbourne on Monday November 28.

Alan Lee took out the President’s Plate (on a countback) with a Stableford score of 42 points off a handicap of 19.  The unlucky runner-up was Kingsley Ferguson who had 42 points off one. Libby Day was the leading lady with 38 points off five. 

Mark your diaries for the next Members’ Golf Day at Kingston Heath Golf Club on February 7. Online bookings will be taken from December 12-January 13. Participants in the 2011 Members' Golf Day at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.


MCC PRESIDENT’S PLATE (Best Stableford Score)   

Alan Lee (19 handicap)        42 points on a countback


Winner - Rod Sitlington, Sue Baker, Kingsley Ferguson and Libby Day (144 points)

Runner up - Robert Jones, Stewart McBride, Gregory Rankin and Richard Young (136 Points)

Men’s Division 1 (Handicap 0-10)
Kingsley Ferguson               42 (1)
Richard Allen                      39 (5)
Graham Burns                    38 (9)

Men’s Division 2 (11-20) 
Nathan Edgar                      40 (18)
Richard Young                    38 (14)
Robin Pratt                         38 (15)

Men’s Division 3 (21-27) 
Rod Sitlington                      36 (22)
Kevin Green                         34 (24)
Duane Whelan                      34 (22)

Women’s Open 
Libby Day                           38 (5)
Anna Mason                        34 (5)
Christine Dobson                 32 (18)

Neil Fredman (1st hole)
Michael Roberts (15th hole)
Anna Mason (1st hole)
Sue Baker (15th hole)

Steve Bird (5th hole)
Mike Lovitt (7th hole)
Greg Dobson (13th hole)
Leon Czarnuch (16th hole)