Golf champs bat­tle in the Sun­day rain

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Jack Lawrie

GOLF: Monto Golf Club’s cham­pi­onship tour­na­ment was shaken up by a rainy fi­nal day.

In the end, club Pres­i­dent Boyd John­ston was crowned the 2017 Club Cham­pion af­ter rounds of 72, 69, and 70 for a 1-over par for the 54 holes.

John­ston, who also won the over­all nett for A-grade, was mod­est about his win.

“I think ev­ery­one had good rounds, it wasn’t just me,” he said.

“Last Sun­day and this Sun­day I had a cou­ple of real good nines, and that’s what set it up for me.”

John­ston said it was nice to see the golf course get some rain, even if it was on the fi­nal day.

“The rain evened things up for me I sup­pose.”

Mathew Dahtler re­turned 239 to win B-grade by a sig­nif­i­cant mar­gin with rounds of 75 and 78 over the week­end.

Dahtler shot clear ahead of the next high­est com­peti­tor, Ge­orge Au­gen­stein Jnr, on the se­cond day, which set him up to take the win.

“I played well yes­ter­day, which prob­a­bly put me ahead,” Dahtler said.

“The se­cond round be­ing wet was chal­leng­ing, but I think it was that huge boost of con­fi­dence from how I played yes­ter­day.”

C-grade came down to a two-way bat­tle be­tween Ger­ald Shultz and War­ren Drahm, with Ger­ald the even­tual win­ner.

Com­peti­tors in the C-grade com­pe­ti­tion ini­tially faced stiff com­pe­ti­tion from Ed­die An­der­son, who pushed ahead on the se­cond day, fol­lowed closely by Roy Mar­bach.

Un­for­tu­nately, Mar­bach and An­der­son fell be­hind on the fi­nal day thanks to the rain.

This set Schultz and Drahm up for the race to the fin­ish line.

He­len Irvine won the ladies divi­sion, beat­ing out Les­lie Irvine af­ter they were neck-and-neck on day one.

❝ I think ev­ery­one had good rounds, it wasn’t just me. — Boyd John­ston


GOLF CHAMP: Boyd John­ston was the even­tual A-grade win­ner.

Brett McI­nally chip­ping in.

A dif­fi­cult shot through the trees for Shane Tay­lor

Ger­ald Shultz, Boyd John­ston, He­len Irvine and Matt Dahtler were the divi­sion win­ners.

Snags on a rainy day af­ter the fi­nal round.

Paul Irvine had a good run on A grade.

"Drive for show, putt for dough": Roy Mar­bach.

Ed­die An­der­son ha a strong surge on the se­cond day.

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