Golfers tee up for three-year se­ries

Monto wins first stage of com­pe­ti­tion against Biloela and Moura

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

TILL NEXT YEAR: Scott Dowling struts his stuff on the putting green.

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