Kimber holds off Walsh A-GRADE GOLF
At 16, he is only the second to be crowned A-grade champion at that age
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.
GOLFING GREATS: Winners celebrate on the last green of the day. (From left) Stephen Zipf, Lorraine Lindenmayer, Bailey Kimber and Lois Mesner.