Rodger Davis will be hard to beat at Hervey Bay today.
Rodger Davis will be hard to beat at Hervey Bay today. Ben Turnbull

Legends on the course for Classic

THE Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club course will be littered with legends when a star-studded field tees off for the start of the Fraser Coast Legends Classic on Saturday.

Some of the big names competing for the $20,000 prize purse include 1990 US PGA champion Wayne Grady, former world top-10 Rodger Davis, popular golfing identity Ossie Moore and 1991 British Open runner-up Michael Harwood.

While their days of playing overseas are over, the PGA Legends Tour provides elite golfers aged over 50 a chance to join in the excitement of professional golf.

But HBGCC operations manager Adam Hall said it was not just about the elite competition.

"It's an opportunity for our members to play with professionals who have done it all before and achieved a lot in their careers," he said.

"They know the future of golf is in the hands of the small clubs like ours and other clubs.

"They see this as their chance to give back and because they've been there and done it they are a little bit more friendlier and relaxed."

Last year's winner Mike Zilko is back to defend his title, but it will be a hotly contested affair with plenty of golfers bringing good form to the course.

And none more so than Rodger Davis, who shot 69 and 73 to win the Bargara Legends Pro Am on Wednesday.

Hall said the course was in terrific shape and was tipping some good scores to be fired.

"We're looking forward to the weekend," he said.

"It looks like we're going to have some fantastic weather and the sponsors have done us proud again, giving us plenty of opportunities to host a good event."

LEGENDS CLASSIC

Prizemoney: $20,000

Where: Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club

When: Tomorrow and Sunday

Notable players: Wayne Grady, Rodger Davis, Ossie Moore



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