Eaves on course for grand finale

IT HAS been a week of celebrations for trainee golf professional Sam Eaves.

The former three-time Maryborough Golf Club champion not only celebrated his 21st birthday but also an impressive win at Royal Queensland Golf Club in Brisbane.

Eaves, who is 11 months into his three-year Australian Professional Golf Association traineeship, something he’s doing at City Golf Club in Toowoomba, won the second annual Ossie Moore Cup.

He won it in style, carding rounds of 70 and 71 on the par 72 layout, to win the tournament by two shots.

The win moves Eaves into 10th place on the Queensland Professional Golf Association trainee Order of Merit.

Hervey Bay Golf Club trainee professional Renton Ritchie is 18th on the list after he finished the tournament with rounds of 75 and 79.

Eaves, who will be giving pre-qualifying for the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum his best shot next week, said he had enjoyed a great week.

“It’s always a good feeling to win a tournament of any kind let alone a Royal Queensland,” Eaves said.

“Conditions were tough (it was hot and windy) but I hit it really well in both rounds so that was pleasing.

“I hope it continues that way because it would be handy.”

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