Paul Cox takes a narrow victory

A good field hit off on Saturday in the second qualifying round for the Cleve Golf Club Stroke Championship.

Sponsor on the day was Crop Smart who presented some fine trophies to the lucky winners.

Carlton coach Brendan Bolton must be taking lessons from Garry Merrett as he was heard to tell one of the Essendon opponents to “go away”.

Merrett was telling golf balls, chipping irons, drivers and even the odd tree to “go away”.

Partner Kevin ‘KB’ Baxter is thinking of wearing headphones next week as is Bolton who may be coaching from his lounge chair.

In division one, a narrow winner was Paul Cox from Peter Arnold who pipped Damien Richardson on a countback.

In division two, Pete ‘Turtle’ Crosby had the best net score on the day and will no doubt see a handicap reduction as will runner-up Wayne ‘Floyd’ Schumann.

Landmark long drivers were Trent Rodda, again in division one, and Tommy Gillings in division two.

While the EP Wiring accurate ones were Scott Elleway in division one and Gillings, who had one of his better days out, in division two.

The course is on the dry side with everyone hoping to see some rain before the open on Sunday, June 17.

Next week is the second par with sponsor Cleve 4WD.

Remember the club has an eight ball competition on Friday nights, so get along and enjoy some budget drinks. I have heard there is still a cue.