Ri­val pres­i­dents face off

John­ston v Irvine ends in close win

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Jack Lawrie jack.lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

GOLF: The an­nual Pres­i­dent’s Day Golf match at Monto Golf Club was a high stakes af­fair for the two com­bat­ants.

Ev­ery year, the pres­i­dent and vice pres­i­dent of the club take each other on in a Stable­ford with teams se­lected ran­domly to play for each.

The teams played each hole twice, with a yel­low and a red flag on each, al­low­ing them to choose which one to go for first, then pick­ing the one they didn’t choose the sec­ond time around.

This year, pres­i­dent Boyd John­ston took on vice pres­i­dent Paul Irvine and John­ston had ev­ery­thing to prove, hav­ing lost last year’s game.

How­ever, the pres­i­dent has been on a roll with com­pe­ti­tion games this year, and was con­fi­dent in his chances.

“I wish him all the best, he’s go­ing to need it,” John­ston said be­fore the match.

In the end, that con­fi­dence proved fruit­ful as John­ston’s team beat Irvine’s with a to­tal score of 402 to 384.

The team boasted the high­est scor­ing player of the game, Mark Cur­tis with 43 points, while John­ston came in sec­ond at 42 points (two un­der par).

John Seeney came third with 40 points, and John­ston, Cur­tis, Tim Hut­ton and Bray­don McI­nally all scored pin shots.

Irvine took his loss in his stride, and thanked the play­ers for their sup­port.

“I’d like to thank Boyd and ev­ery­body for show­ing up and giv­ing us a bloody good day,” he said.

Next Satur­day is a nine-hole three-per­son am­brose with a run­ning draw from 1.30pm for tro­phies

RI­VALRY: Boyd John­ston and Paul Irvine chal­lenge each other in the Pres­i­dent’s Day game. PHO­TOS: JACK LAWRIE

David Hamp­sons hit-off boomeranged from hole three.

Mark Cur­tis won the day with the top score for John­ston’s team.

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