Good­win smashes record

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Dou­glas re­gion dom­i­nated in the 2012 FNQ Golf Cham­pi­onships with lo­cal leg­end Gen­nai smash­ing a course record to take home ladies open cham­pi­onship and Moss­man’s Shane Heath show­ing he’s got what it takes to fin­ish sec­ond in the men’s open on a count­back.

The course record was bro­ken on the first day when Gen­nai Good­win bet­tered the old mark by two shots when she shot a 1-un­der par 70.

“I played re­ally good on the first day, I had one un­der and shot the course record and it was a good start to the tourna- ment,” she said.

“I backed it up with a three­over to se­cure the win, which was a re­ally good re­sult - ev­ery­thing I been do­ing in the past six months has def­i­nitely helped im­prove my game.

“I have played the FNQ champs for years now but never been able to se­cure the open cham­pi­onship, I al­ways came sec­ond so to win it was def­i­nitely my goal go­ing in.”

Good­win’s fi­nal score was 144 - sec­ond could not even get close with a score of 166 and she also claimed the Ju­nior Win­ner ti­tle and over­all Nett run­nerup.

Good­win is hav­ing a rest now be­fore train­ing for her next tour­na­ment in Septem­ber in the Gold Coast, all the while train­ing for the women’s Am­a­teurs in Mel­bourne next year.

Mean­while Shane Heath is cur­rently in Karumba for an open this week­end ready to continue his suc­cess­ful game af­ter shoot­ing 142 and com­ing in FNQ Men’s close cham­pion and A-Grade Nett Run­ner up.

“It’s my best re­sult since I was a ju­nior which was a long time ago,” he said.

“I’ve been down in the Gold Coast for the past six months and just started a univer­sity course in golf man­age­ment and been work­ing on my game for a fair while and it all clicked on the week­end, which is re­ally nice.

“I’m in Karumba this week­end for a very out­back event, it’s a bit of fun but still have a bit of com­pe­ti­tion and 36 holes but it’s not as big as the FNQ open.”

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