Alisdair MacKenzie was hotter than the day on Saturday. A gross two over par 74 saw him post an impressive net 63 to take the opening Rhodes Medal for 2015. Theuns Barnard was only a degree or two cooler. He carded a level par 72 for the best gross of the day and a net 67 for the best net A division. Adrian McLaren was the runner up in that division on net 68. Shane Arthur claimed best net B division, also on net 68, with Kariem Anderson the runner up on net 71.
Friday’s Flamingo Casino Meat and Slots Niner winning scores also matched the temperature of the occasion - Neville Alexander (23), Jaco Janse (22), Gavin Williams (21), Adrian McLaren (20) and Parks Mashaboa (19).
Jaco Janse posted 21 points to take the Thursday KWV Niner. Dave Wilson (18) and Quinten Williams (17) were second and third.
Wednesday’s IPS Jackpot competition raised vouchers valued at R140 per unit with Deon van Zyl enjoying the biggest overall payout. Wade King and Yusuf Kana shared the opening six on 13 points, Neville Alexander and David Jacobs shared the second six on 15 points, while Deon van Zyl won the third six outright on 14 points. The first nine was shared by Wade King and David Jacobs on 20 points while Deon van Zyl claimed a second outright win on the second nine on 22 points.
This week the KGC hosts an IPS Jackpot on Wednesday, the KWV Niner on Thursday and the Flamingo Casino Niner on Friday. Friday evening it is the CTCS snowball draw valued at R1050.
On Saturday it is the first round of the Workwear Depot New Year’s Cup, the format an IPS. The second round is scheduled for the following Saturday. Although recognition is given to the top players on each outing it is the aggregate points that ultimately determine the results of New Year’s Cup.