Course record smashed
THE women’s course record was smashed at the Mossman Golf Club during the Quicksilver Open last weekend.
Club captain John Carney said the record was not the only highlight of the event with a field of over 172 players, proving to be the biggest turnout in a decade.
“The Quicksilver Open was a great weekend of golf, with everyone having fun and nothing controversial to ruin the weekend,’’ he said.
“Local rising star Gennai Goodwin had a fantastic weekend, becoming the women’s A-Grade champion and smashing the course record by three shots with a fantastic round of 68.”
Mareeba’s Michael Benjak beat a strong local field including Champion of Champions winner Peter Chrisfield to take out top honours in the men’s A-Grade while B-grade champion went to Bruce Gilmore and Phil Thompson was crowned C-grade champion.
Choo Lim took the title of B-Grade women’s champion.
As the event’s major sponsor, Quicksilver donated over $4000 in prizes including trips to the outer reef, Green Island and the Low Isles.
Upcoming events at the Mossman Golf Club include the four-ball ambrose Holden scramble this Saturday and the CUB Classic held on August 25-26.
Champion effort: Quicksilver Open winners Trent Metcalf, Caitlyn Hendrie,
Michael Benjack, Pam Shay, Phil Thompson, Choo Lim, John Bennett,
Cecily Atkinson and Alan Nicholls