Golfers tee up for three-year series
Monto wins first stage of competition against Biloela and Moura
SOME say test cricket is too slow, but the Three Way golf meet between Biloela, Moura and Monto is on a whole new level.
The first round of the tournament kicked off this Sunday, but no winner will be determined for another two years.
“Monto Golf Club came up with the idea in 1995, because we used to have one home and away game with Moura and one with Biloela each year,” Monto golfer Wal Wilkes said.
“So instead we suggested having one tournament played over a three-year time frame. We play one year in Monto, the next in Biloela and the next in Moura, and the winner at the end of all that is the champion.”
With Monto coming out on top in the series that ended last year, they are on track for back-to-back wins after taking out the first stage of competition this weekend.
Their top-10 performers hit 384, Biloela came in second with 340 and Moura trailed on 298.
“Shane Taylor was the standout today. He shot 43, just one over par,” Mr Wilkes said.
George Augustine came in second for Monto on 41, while Helen Irvine won the Monto women’s trophy with a score of 31.
For Moura, it was P Lambert-Barker on 28 who claimed the women’s trophy, while D Myles on 37 took out the men’s trophy.
D Austin on 36 won the Biloela ladies’ trophy and J Winnett on 38 won the men’s trophy.
“We had about 53 players on the green, so we were happy with that,” Monto player Shane Taylor said.
“Even a bad day at golf is better than a good day at work,” Roger Ostwald laughed.
Players now have a year to rest up before the next day of competition kicks off in Biloela next September.
TILL NEXT YEAR: Scott Dowling struts his stuff on the putting green.