Strong golfing per­for­mance

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

GOLF: A strong field of 33 Whit­sun­day golfers played the Air­lie Panel and Paint/Mas­ter Butch­ers Whit­sun­day Oc­to­ber Monthly Medal and the first round of the club cham­pi­onships.

A-Grade wins were shared around while Mark McDougall dom­i­nated Bgrade, not by win­ning but by tak­ing out the best gross, long­est drive and an NTP.

The long­est drive earned him the “Ea­gle’s Nest” for be­ing within one me­tre of the pin which means he took home a box of balls.

Jac­qui Wall had a win in the ladies com­pe­ti­tion, in­clud­ing the Guz­zlers’ Cup which is drawn from the MM win­ners on the day.

Joanne Moyni­han’s new clubs earned her the long­est drive. The sec­ond round will be played on Novem­ber 5 along­side the Novem­ber Monthly Medal.

Ross Richards took out fewest putts with an im­pres­sive 22.

Men’s A Grade proved to be a com­pet­i­tive chal­lenge with Scotty Wardroper win­ning on 67 nett and Ross Richards trail­ing as run­ner up on 69 nett.

Rod Wecker man­aged the best gross score and Ge­off Har­ri­son hit the long­est drive. There was only one stroke in it for the B Grade com­pe­ti­tion with Mark Win­ter on 73 nett to Reg Kercher on 74 nett.

Mark McDougall also did well, achiev­ing the best gross score and the long­est drive.

Among the lady golfers, Jac­qui Wall con­vinc­ingly won on 66 nett and Pam Casey was run­ner up on 72 nett. Anna Win­ter­bourn got the best gross score and the long­est drive. Next week will be a bye as the Proser­pine Golf Course is closed for the Golf North Queens­land Ladies’ Open. Oc­to­ber 13-16 is the an­nual trip to Mag­netic Is­land.

Pic­ture: Contributed

Johnathan Thurston will miss this year’s World Cup, but the Aus­tralian side has many op­tions to cover him, in­clud­ing Mel­bourne’s Cameron Mun­ster (inset).

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