Golfers play for Jimmy

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Com­peti­tors at a Jimmy Bates Me­mo­rial tour­na­ment at Hor­sham Golf Club raised $2742 to help pro­mote ju­nior golf.

The tour­na­ment, or­gan­ised by Allen ‘Hoss’ Kemp, at­tracted 36 teams that com­peted in a four-per­son am­brose event.

Mr Bates was a strong pro­moter and sup­porter of ju­nior golf. The event started in 2006 when he was in in­ten­sive care bat­tling se­ri­ous ill­ness. In a ges­ture re­flec­tive of how much ju­nior golf meant to him, he left his hos­pi­tal bed to be at the course for the in­au­gu­ral tour­na­ment, but died on the course that day.

Mr Kemp, the event founder, said dur­ing 12 years the tour­na­ment had raised more than $35,000. Matt Mcdon­ald, Rob Cole, Bren­dan Moar and Megan Ash­ton had the best nett score on the day, win­ning from Brent Mcintyre, Iz­abella Mcintyre, Brett Cook­son and Matt Jakobi. Other re­sults: Best scratch, D. Yen­dall, J. Briggs, S. Briggs, L. Ge­bert, run­ners-up, J. Lacey, L. Lacy, S. Grover, B. Dufty.

Near­est the pins: Sec­ond, men, L. Rob­son, women, L. Lacey; fourth, J. Sch­midt, 11th, M. Tay­lor, 15th, H. Jaen­sch.

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