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The winning team of John Crawford, Samuel Crawford, Wade Tenhouse and Carl Kleynhans with KGC Secretary Marguerite Jacka
Camera IconThe winning team of John Crawford, Samuel Crawford, Wade Tenhouse and Carl Kleynhans with KGC Secretary Marguerite Jacka Credit: Pic: Fiona Kinsman

On Saturday the Karratha Golf Club hosted the Volkswagen Scramble, an annual nationwide event sponsored by Volkswagen and Callaway.

It is an unusual format of Ambrose with a twist whereby all down the fairway — or rough — the player whose ball is chosen cannot hit the next shot.

The winning team goes forward to play in the State finals, and WA winners go on to play in a national event held on the Gold Coast.

With great Callaway prizes up for grabs as well, the event did not disappoint, with 17 teams taking part.

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Teams of four players were strategically stacked with varied handicap combinations.

Winning the Volkswagen Scramble Karratha Regional for 2020 was the team of John Crawford, Sam Crawford, Carl Kleynhans and Wade Stenhouse.

With one low handicapper and three medium, they proved a winning combination, coming in with a nett 57.62, winning the Callaway golf bags and qualifying for the WA finals.

Second and third placegetters missed the win by a margin of 0.13, with both teams scoring nett 57.75.

The team of Lisa Anderson, Tony Knowlson, Casey Gray and Kieron Scott took out second place on a countback, with third place going to Chris Stewart, Ken Willcocks, Tania Willcocks and Blaine Cattan.

Sunday Scroungers attracted 42 players, and with perfect golfing conditions, there were some extremely high scores.

With a whopping 26 points, and losing seven shots off her handicap, Kathy Couzens had an astoundingly good day, winning by a clear two points and taking out the kitty.

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