Chrisfield in box seat to defend title
CHAMPION golfer Peter Chrisfield will be out to defend his title in the Far North Queensland championships at Half Moon Bay this weekend.
Fresh from his sixth consecutive Mossman Golf Club championship last month, Chrisfield will tee off in the final group on Saturday and is quietly confident he has the game and is in good enough form to give the 36-hole FNQ championships a shake.
“There’s been a lot of recent reports about Cairns players they expect to do well so I might just slip quietly under the radar,” he said.
“But I think the golfers themselves might be taking more notice of me.”
Despite not playing the Half Moon Bay course regularly, Chrisfield said he knows it well enough to be aware of its capabilities.
“It’s a narrow, tight course and with the south-easterlies blowing I think it’s going to take a golfer who plays well in the wind to lift the trophy on Sunday,” he said.
Chrisfield will also use the championships to fine-tune his game for the upcoming Champion of Champions tournament in the coming weeks, which pits the region’s club champions against each other.
Chrisfield is also the defending champion in this tournament and is keen to put in a good showing for both events.
In the women’s division, former Mossman protégé Gennai Goodwin, who captained the Queensland juniors to the Australian titles this year and is now studying in Brisbane, will be one of the favourites to take out the women’s title on the weekend.
Chrisfield and Goodwin will be joined in the FNQ Championships by local players Bev Cowe, Russell and Julie Hooker, Ralph Middell and Matty Smith.
Man to beat: Peter Chrisfield