Visitors on fire at Open
VISITING players took the top three positions in last weekend's Maryborough Open Carnival. Gin Gin's Scott Warren continued his love of the Maryborough course, shooting a three-under 67 to win by three shots from Hervey Bay's Brett Ritchie.
Hervey Bay junior golfer Connor Reeves finished third with a two-over par 72.
Local players did, however, perform well in the lower grades, with Phil Baker edging out Daryn Brims on a count back with 79 to win B-grade, while in C-grade Malcolm Isles showed his swing does work, shooting 87 to win from Nigel Freemantle on 88.
A highlight of the event was youngster Jesse Reck winning the C-grade net, even after he recorded a score of 11 on the 18th hole.
It wasn't Reck's last hole and it just proves that you should never give up, because you never know what is around the corner. It could be nine pars.
In Saturday's 4Ball Multiplier Damien Foale and Paul McCarthy combined well to win the main event with 83 points.
In the singles event, Rob Walker won A-grade with 39 points and B-grade was won by Daryn Brims with 42 points on a count back, while C-grade was won by Bob Denelzen with 39 points.
In the women's division, Gene Wills shot a good score of 70 (net) to win from Denise Smith on 72, while the two-day Billie Cowle event was won by Carolyn Watson with a combined score of 150.
It was great to see Cowle at the presentation, even with her moon boots on.
This weekend, men and women will be playing for their monthly medals.
Sunday's Holden Scramble is booked out.
There will be an 11.30am shotgun start, with players asked to register an hour before the popular event.
Teaching professional Tim Bell is back in the pro shop after a locum stint in New South Wales.
I recommend his video/DVD lessons to anyone. It is a great source of reference down the track if you strike problems with your swing.