Last winter event draws top competition

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Mens Gross winners Josh Giles and Daniel Hyde
Camera IconMens Gross winners Josh Giles and Daniel Hyde Credit: Picture: Fiona Kinsman/Karratha Golf Course

The last major two-day event of winter was held at the weekend at the Karratha Golf Club.

Seventy-eight golfers formed teams of two for the Karratha foursomes competition.

As is usual with this format, in which each pair takes turns hitting the ball, it was almost impossible to predict who would come out on top at the end, especially over two days and 36 holes of stroke.

Men’s gross winners Daniel Hyde and Josh Giles shot an 81 off the stick on Saturday, four shots behind the leader. On Sunday, they finished with 153 off the stick and a net score of 140.

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Ladies’ gross winners June Worsley and Kathie Couzens put in a steady performance throughout, shooting 92 on Saturday and two better on Sunday to finish with 182 off the stick.

The men’s net win was taken out by a last-minute pairing of Wayne Hanson and Robert Fedorowicz, and with only a oneshot difference between Saturday and Sunday, they finished with 146 net.

Ladies net winners Monica Plane and Nina Kovac had a great round on Saturday with a 72.5, and despite going six shots worse on Sunday, they still took out the win with 151 net.

Best Saturday net winners for men were Adam Ross and David Thoms with 69.5 and Best Sunday went to Kirk Packham and Bodie Packham with 70.5. Lynda Giles and Cindy Newhouse won Ladies Best Saturday with 73 net and Best Sunday went to Jenni Peters and Lorrie Bertrand with 77 net.

Ron Gillies and Liam Avery won NAGA prize for men with 173, and the ladies NAGA with a whopping 181 net was won by new players Terry Proud and Kaitlyn Balfour.

A fun shootout was held at the end of the day for nearest the pin on 18. Supatta Shaw nailed one a foot from the hole to win the pot.

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