Leigh first past the Post at Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons

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NEW Nor­folk Golf Club’s Leigh Post won the A Grade South­ern Coun­try Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons event at Or­ford Golf Club last Sun­day.

The 42-year-old de­feated Tea Tree Golf Club’s Matthew Cross in a three-hole play­off af­ter the pair fin­ished on fiveover-par 75.

Iron Pot Golf Club’s Peter O’Keefe placed out­right third on the leader­board with an eight-over-par 78, fol­lowed closely by New Town Bay Golf Club’s Robert Sal­ter and Rich­man’s mond’s Brett Adams in equal fourth on nine-over 79.

The B Grade championsh­ip was also de­cided in a play­off, with Dover Golf Club’s Gus Se­abourne tak­ing four holes to de­feat Cole­brook’s Ross McLean. Pittwa­ter Golf Club’s Danny Mun­nings and Tas

Phil Wicks fired a pair of 88’s to fin­ish two shots be­hind.

Elder­slie Golf Club’s Kane Feather­stone col­lected the C Grade prize with a round of 88, six strokes ahead of Huon Val­ley’s Bren­don Hills on 94.

New Nor­folk again tasted suc­cess through Craig Youd, who picked up the se­nior di­vi­sion with a seven-over-par 77.

TAS­MA­NI­ANS Mathew Gog­gin and Simon Hawkes will be tee­ing up at the Emi­rates Aus­tralian Open this week, lin­ing up along­side Aus­tralians such as Adam Scott, Marc Leish­man and Cameron Smith, with Leish­man and Smith still chas­ing their first Stone­haven Cup.

THE best per­formed play­ers have been recog­nised fol­low­ing the 2019 Aus­tralian or­der of merit sea­son.

Prospect Vale Golf Club’s Tammy Hall was the best per­formed Tas­ma­nian, fea­tur­ing at eighth in the Aus­tralian se­nior women’s or­der of merit. Launce­s­ton Golf Club’s Mitch

Van No­ord was the lead­ing Tas­ma­nian on the men’s or­der of merit at 66th.

Ulver­stone’s Sarah John­stone placed 42nd on the women’s.

Prospect’s Ryan Thomas was po­si­tioned six­teenth at the con­clu­sion of the boy’s or­der of merit and Hallie Me­aburn of Royal Ho­bart twen­ti­eth in the girls.

Tas­ma­nia Golf Club’s Ranald Al­lan was the lead­ing se­nior male fea­tur­ing at 69th on the fi­nal stand­ings.

STU­ART EA­TON

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