Hogan the Hervey Bay Open hero

MICHAEL Hogan won this year's Hervey Bay Open with a gross 72, by one shot from Scott Bickerton 73, Andy Wood was third with 74 and Doug Thorp fourth on 75, and Shane Lewis 75.

Conditions were very difficult with strong winds controlling the day. 220 players contested the day including 40 players from around the district. The playing of the Open on Saturday for the first time was a controversial decision, however the numbers approved the decision as last year there were only 140 players for the Sunday event.

John Macleod Patterson won the B grade scratch with a gross score of 80 with David Bodie second with 81. C grade scratch was Trevor Sauvageot with 85, second was John Smith 89.

A grade nett winner was David Plummer with nett 68, runner up was Maryborough member Marvin Reck 69. B grade was won by Don Reynolds with 65, and runner up was Chook Coleman 66. C grade winner was John Dietz with 69, runner up was Gerry Warr 70.

Many thanks to Kerry Campbell Homes and Associated Suppliers for the $4500 worth of trophies, given out on the day.

Last Thursday 210 players competed on the day in a single stableford. The A grade winner was Gerry Taylor with 36 points and runner up was Robert Heaney with 35 points. B grade winner was Phil Hummerston with 41 points and runner up Laurence Ries 40 points. C grade winner was Frank Archer 40 points runner up was Barry Lacey 39 points. D grade winner was Ed Galbraith 43 points and runner up was Charles Lumsden 38 points. The ball rundown went to 35 points.

Nearest the Pin on the 2nd hole was Wayne Harlum 2.76m. On the 7th hole was Keran Cronin .32m, Jim Legge won the 12th hole 1.05m, and the secret 12 was won by Bob Layt with 28 points.

Don't forget the special Presentation / Sponsors night on November 14.

The cost will be $40 per person for a two course meal. It promises to be a great night.

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