The sixth Southbroom Mixed Classic has come and gone. With 98 players from Southbroom, all over South Africa, and even from the UK played the tournament, the golf over the two days was competitive and very close. A number of teams could have won.
The first day saw Club Chairman John Fox and Lady President Irene Schanda hold a narrow lead over the youngsters of the tournament, Callum Piccione and Laura Cole, with another three teams a further point behind.
Fox and Schanda weren’t able to replicate their round the next day in what became a fresh South Wester blowing through Southbroom. Paul Lawson and Augi D’ewes were consistent, finishing third on the Saturday, third on the Sunday and third overall in the tournament, one point behind the eventual winners.
Bob O’Callaghan and Jill Webster matched Lawson and D’ewes’ scores, seeing their back nine on the last day, enough to pip them to second spot. Winning by a single shot in the end was Dave and Solange Fox; 40 points on the Saturday saw them in the hunt three behind, but a brilliant 45 points on the Sunday saw them do just enough to clinch the tournament for the first time.
Their sons, Greg and Andrew Fox, won the Men’s Amateur Classic this year too, so caps off to a successful year in the Fox household.
Both evening’s entertainment was fantastic. Southbroom Legends band, Richard Bridgeford, Des Erasmus and Deon de Beer entertained all on the Friday with great catchy music and DJ Tim got everybody dancing on the Saturday night. There was plenty of laughter, fun, and great outfits and the food was voted absolutely delicious.
Thanks to local décor ladies Allyson Thomas, Irene Schanda and Tracey from Greensleeves Events for transforming the clubhouse into this year’s theme ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, as well as to all the sponsors for making this event possible.
Southbroom Mixed Classic 2019 Results:
1st: Dave & Solange Fox – 85
2nd: Bob O’Callaghan & Jill Webster – 84
3rd: Paul LAwson & Augi D’ewes – 84
4th: Callum Piccione & Laura Cole – 81
5th: Andre & Leanne Ollewagen – 80
6th: Martin & Glynis Hutton – 80
7th: Paul & Jean Cole – 79
8th: Clive & Janeen Cole – 79
9th: John Fox & Irene Schanda – 79
10th; Graham & Jenny Holford – 77
Saturday – Betterball:
1st: John Fox & Irene Schanda – 43
2nd: Callum Piccione & Laura Cole – 42
3rd: Paul Lawson & Augi D’ewes 41
Pin 4th: Mark Surtees
Pin 8th: Jeremy Smythe
Pin 11: Jeremy Smythe
Pin 14: Delia Chandler
Nearest for 2 on 12th: Brian Blackstock
Sunday – Betterball:
1st: Dave & Solange Fox – 45
2nd: Bob O’Callaghan & Jill Webster – 43
3rd; Paul Lawson & Augi D’ewes – 43
Pin 4th: Mike Lig
Pin 8th: Gordon Odgers
Pin 11: Derek Lawrance
Pin 14; Neill Edwards
Nearest for 2 on 12th: Kath Du Preez