Going into the final round of the 2019 Kempsey Golf Club Championships James Benson has a six shot lead after his two rounds of 150 over former club champion Ross Leopold who has a total of 156 for his opening two rounds of the 54 hole championship. Along with Hilary Dew and Conrad Tamblyn the top four in the 'A' grade will hitoff tomorrow at 12pm for the final round. Benson to win.
In the 'B' grade championship the leader going into the final round is Wallung Dickson after his two round total of 168 has him 11 shots clear of his nearest rival the first round leader Clem Cochrane on 179. Kristopher Heuston and Kevin Hopping will make up the top four tomorrow with a hit off time of 11.54am. Dickson to win his first.
The 'C' grade leader going into tomorrow's final round is Dempsey Donovan with a score of 186 for his two rounds. Angus Crotty was the biggest mover on Saturday and it has him in second spot with a total of 193. The next two players in the final group for 'C' grade tomorrow will be John Wright and John Yabsley, this group will hit off at 11.47 am tomorrow. Donovan to win in 'C'.
With tomorrow being the final round of the 2019 championships the players will be playing in the 18 hole Single Stroke event with all intending players wishing to play in the event to book in now at the club or go online to book in for your round. The presentation will follow at the club at the end of the days play with all players involved invited to attend and a big thank you goes to all the sponsors of the event.
With a field of 73 players last week the scoring was very tough with the course playing long and with the strong winds affecting the players on the course.
Taking out the top grade on Saturday was Peter Townsend with a net score of 71. Hilary Dew who is playing very well at the moment had a net score of 73 for the runner up spot. Wallung Dickson won the 'B' grade with a very good net score of 66 from the runner up player on the day David Welsh with a net 70 on a count back. Dempsey Donovan continues to improve his game and on Saturday won the 'C' grade with a net 71 on a count back from the runner up player Angus Crotty also on 71. While the scores were not that good two players on Saturday did have the highlight of the day. First up was the eagle two on the par four dogleg 12th hole by Graeme Dyet and then the chip in eagle for the three at the par five 14th hole by Dean Greenhalgh.