Kimber holds off Walsh A-GRADE GOLF

At 16, he is only the sec­ond to be crowned A-grade cham­pion at that age

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

BAI­LEY Kimber is the new Mun­dub­bera A-grade golf cham­pion but he was just “happy to have had another good round”.

The weather was fine for four rounds, but the dry weather made it a hard sur­face around the course.

Ju­nior player Bai­ley, who is just 16, held off se­nior player David Walsh to win the golf cham­pi­onship.

Bai­ley is only the sec­ond player to be crowned cham­pion at that age.

“I took a six-shot lead into the fi­nal round but I thought David would catch me,” he said.

“He (Walsh) has also been play­ing very well lately.”

B-grade win­ner and club sec­re­tary Lois Mes­ner said num­bers had been down in the stroke cham­pi­onship in the men’s and ladies’ di­vi­sions.

“The club is hop­ing for bet­ter num­bers in next week­end’s first round of the match­play cham­pi­onships,” she said.

Un­even bounce and su­per-fast greens are the re­sult of drought con­di­tions but the prom­ise of rain this week might brighten ev­ery­thing up.

“Our greens are still look­ing good but the fair­ways are start­ing to show the ef­fects of hav­ing no de­cent rain for months,” Mrs Mes­ner said.

Ladies A-grade cham­pion Lor­raine Lin­den­mayer played con­sis­tently over the four rounds, giv­ing her the stroke cham­pi­onship and the Jack Maxwell Shield, The Zipf Shield and the A-grade In­ter­na­tional Bowl.

Stephen Zipf and his sis­ter Lois Mes­ner were ex­tremely happy to find them­selves in the lead af­ter 72 holes to win the B-grade event.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

GOLF­ING GREATS: Win­ners cel­e­brate on the last green of the day. (From left) Stephen Zipf, Lor­raine Lin­den­mayer, Bai­ley Kimber and Lois Mes­ner.

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