Despite a strong south westerly wind and cold weather, golfers braved the less-than ideal conditions for the Campbell Fuels Moree Open last Sunday.
A little more than 60 golfers turned up for the day, a sharp dip from the usual 100. Though, that only meant more of a golf course to enjoy, as the golfers teed off for the single-stroke, 18-hole tournament.
“The golf course looked fantastic, considering the drought we’ve been through,” Moree Golf Club professional Matthew McGuire said.
The inclement weather proved no major obstacles for Moree-local Scott Kirkby when he took home overall winner on 74. The win followed a tense showdown with Walgett-product Neil Newton.
“Both golfers had the same scores, but Kirky managed to win on the two hole playoff,” Mr McGuire said.
In the Gross competition, A-Grade golfer Adrian Heffer placed as runner-up on 75 with Matthew Moree following second on 75.
B-Grade golfer Graham Skaines took out the gong for his division on 84. Mark Munro followed on 88 and Shane Brooker caught the tail end on 89.
C-Grade Kevin Huggins claimed the flag for his division on 93. Mark Teloar placed next in 95 and Simon Smith third with 95.
In the Nett competition, A-Grade Neil Newton placed first on 70 shots. Runner-up David Marshall got his place on 71 and third-place Luke Hobday on 73.
B-Grade Gregory Johnston scaled to the top on 73 with Michael Seery close behind on 74 and Beau MaNamara on 75.
C-Grade victor Scott McLeod left the competition on 74. Robert Williams followed on 75 and third-place Angus Baillie on 76.