Fifth-time lucky for Cooroy team
SHANE “Shanker” Scanlan has been coming from Cooroy to Mundubbera for the Imperial Challenge since its inception and for five years he has missed out on the silverware.
This year, for the first time, he finished on top of the leaderboard with 113 net.
The weekend in the country really payed off, after he teamed up with some of his great mates.
The Cooroy team of Shane Scanlan, Dale “Orby” Boys and Ray “Silver Fox” Lally finished the first day three-under par off the stick and that was a great start for the team.
“We’re having a fantastic day and the putts are finding the mark more often than not,” Scanlan said.
“We are in good shape after the first 18 and we are getting the feel of the course,” he said.
The Cooroy boys did not have it all their own way, having to snatch a come-from-behind victory in the final round against some tough competition.
Mundubbera Open champion Bailey Kimber captained the Kimber Family team which had a one-shot lead going into the final 18 holes.
Kimber said he wasn’t having a good day and the whole team was a little on edge in the lead-up to the final round.
“I have been pin high all day but off the mark most of the time,” Bailey said.
The family team finished third. The Mundubbera Golf Club Imperial Challenge three-ball ambrose attracted 14 teams of three for a weekend of challenging golf.
Shanker Scanlan The putts are finding the mark more often than not.
were the smokies in the field.
Led by Jock Zipf, Gail Lee and Lois Mesner stayed consistent all day to finish one stroke behind the winners on 114 net.
Club president Tony Smyth was elated with the turnout and the way the weekend had gone.
“This weekend was exceptional, the support from the community was phenomenal,” he said.
“The scores were close and it all came down to the last hole.”
Next year the club hopes to host its best challenge yet.
GREAT APPROACH: This was an impressive approach by the leader of Sunshine Coast team, The Wiggles.