Goodwin smashes record
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.”