Whitsunday locals shine at junior open
THE Proserpine Junior Open was held on the weekend with 75 kids from around North Queensland competing in 3, 6, 9 or 18-hole competitions.
The overall open champions were visitors Justin Morley and Nicola Williams.
On the local scene, in the 3-hole comp, locals Levi Holmes and Tiffani Youd both competed in their first tournaments and Levi picked up gross winner with a score of 19 and Tiffani picked up nett runner-up with a nett of 8.
In the 6-hole comp, Jesse Gatton and Hamish Adam showed that their golf is coming along with Jesse winning nett winner and Hamish getting nett runner-up.
The 6-hole girls players, Trinity Youd and Monique Murphy, both showed great improvement, shoot- ing in the low 50s and not far behind the winners. The 9-hole boys division 2 saw Liam Pirlo and Jack Anderson fighting it out for nett winner and runner-up with Liam beating Jack by just 1 shot.
Emma Bluck competed in the 9hole girls comp taking on the challenging water holes on the back nine and shooting a great score of 63 to be just behind the winners.
Mathew Bower and Matt Bluck were 18-hole representatives with Mathew Bower returning from injury to pick up gross runner-up in C grade and in the A grade, Matt Bluck was 3rd in gross and nett winner with a score of 78.
The club congratulated all the kids and said a big thankyou to Dave and Jaccy Thomas for doing the catering and Bob Platt for doing the table and helping make the day the success it was.
LOCAL STARS: Proserpine's junior golfers who competed in the junior open on Saturday. Liam Pirlo, Mathew Bower, Matt Bluck, Emma Bluck, Trinity Youd (back) Jack Anderson, Jesse Gatton, Tiffani Youd and Levi Holmes (front). Absent: Hamish Adam, Monique Murphy.