Family duo aces event
THE Bundaberg father-and-son combination of Matt and Neil Weston, along with Matt Janke and Peter Hutchieson, took out the Holden Scramble at the Biggenden Golf Club on Sunday.
Hutchieson, who is married to former Biggenden resident Lorraine Fanning, has been playing golf at Biggenden since an open day back in 1964.
“The team combined well on the day,” he said.
But winning isn’t new to Hutchieson as his team won last year at Agnes Waters before going onto the regional finals.
“At this stage we don’t know where we have to play next – possibly Twin Waters or Yeppoon on October 19,” he said.
Two Gayndah teams were second and third on the day.
Bundaberg Golf Club professional Craig Swift said days such as the Holden Scramble were good for the hosting club, in this case Biggenden, as it received a percentage of the entry fee, as well as catering for the event.
The Holden Scramble is a pro-amateur club event that is managed by the PGA of Australia.
Since the event started back in 1992, the Holden Scramble has become Australia’s largest and most successful pro-amateur teams event.
HOT SHOTS: Gayndah had success in Sunday’s Holden Scramble at Biggenden, with (back row, from left) Steve Gallagher, Rodney Purcell, Glenn Evans and Rob Kirk runners-up, and Phil Duncan, Neil and Jordan Giddins and Michael Coulson third.