Weekes has first- round win

GAVIN Weekes prevailed over a big field of 62 Dubbo members who took to a very dry golf course for the monthly medal and first round of the Brian 'Topper' McLauchlan Shield.

The sponsors on the day were Dubbo RSL Club president John Millar and RSL director Tom Gray.

In the field were two new members - Paul Morris and Greg Cant.

The winners were in A-grade Errol Toomey (75-68) on countback from Mark Murray (81-68) while B-grade was dominated by Gavin Weekes who had 81 scratch for 62, which also allowed him to take out the guzzler's mug.

Robert Hargraves was runner-up on countback with 82-63 and in C-grade Warwick Wheeler won on countback from Phil Reynolds after both had 91-65.

The Craig Mears scratch winners were Errol Toomey 75, Gavin Weekes 81 and Warwick Wheeler 91 and the ball competition went down to nett 69 and included Dave McGrath, Thomas Barker, Phil Wheeler, Jeremy Tooth, Robert Atkins, Ross Coady, Tim Iverach and Aaron Moulds.

Nearest the pin winners: 5th A-grade Dave McGrath 300cm; B-grade Gavin Weekes 222cm; C-grade Don Cole 200cm; 8th Donald Miller 240cm; 11th and shot of the day Rod Ney 48cm; 15th Warwick Wheeler 545cm and the 18th Errol Toomey 350cm.

There was also one eagle recorded, that being on the 16th to Justin Astri with two shots and a putt on the par-5 hole.

The weekly jackpot of $15 was not won by Greg Cant as he did not stay for presentation and the $100 monthly jackpot was won by Tim Iverach as he played on the day.

The $50 club was won by Brett Chippendale $40, Ian Edmunds $20 and Peter Gleeson $10 and the meat trays went to Arron Moulds (2), Donald Miller, Mick Andrews, Thomas Barker, Robert Atkins and Robert Hargraves.

This week we have an individual par event which is the second round of the Brian 'Topper' McLauchlan Shield sponsored by Peter McQuillan and John Swan with starters being Les Murray and Niall McNicol.