Theresa Upton’s putt just misses the hole on the eighth green during the Maryborough Golf Club open day.
Theresa Upton’s putt just misses the hole on the eighth green during the Maryborough Golf Club open day. JOCELYN WATTS

Fairway to start season

GEOFF Hogan and Warren O’Sing have left their golfing rivals green with envy.

The pair combined to win the first tournament of the year on the opening day of the new season at the Maryborough Golf Club.

Hogan and O’Sing finished the round with 77 stableford points to win the four-ball medley aggregate 18-hole event.

In the event, players play in pairs but score points as individuals with the points they score for the round added together to give a combined total.

The father and son combination of Glen and Mitchell Elliott finished second, two points behind the winners and one point ahead of Jeff Milburn and his partner in third place.

One hundred and fifty players, both male and female, hit the fairways and greens in the tournament.

Not surprisingly, Hogan, a former Wide Bay District Golf Association veteran’s champion, said winning the tournament was a great way to start the year.

“Winning any tournament is good but this one in particular is special because it’s the first of the year and everyone is keen to give their best shot to try and win it,” Hogan, who plays off a handicap of five, said.

But Hogan wasn’t about to take all the glory himself.

“No way,” he laughed.

“Warren scored more points than me – he was major contributor.

“You could say that we combined well as a team and that’s what this tournament was all about.”

Maryborough Golf Club professional Kevin Law said it was great to see so many players in the swing in the event.

“It was a really great turnout and the course was set up sensationally for the day,” Law said.

“It was a perfect way to start the new season for sure.”



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