Open attracts a bumper field

Daneka HillThe West Australian
Steve Lidley
Camera IconSteve Lidley Credit: North West Telegraph/North West Telegraph, Daneka Hill

Golfers drove in from as far as Tom Price and camped on the Port Hedland Golf Course grounds for this year’s Port Hedland Open.

Up to 64 golfers competed in teams of four during the Open, which was held on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

With competitors teeing off every 10 minutes, the Port Hedland Golf Club was forced to close the course to golfers who were not competing.

Nathan Woods was declared the Port Hedland Open champion in the men’s competition, while Helen Pullinger won the ladies’ competition.

Vaughn Smith was the runner-up in the men’s competition and Kerry Eichorn was the runner-up for the ladies. Prizes were supplied by sponsor Continental Tyres.

Among the prizes were new golf bags for the winners and golf clubs for the runners up.

Following on from the excitement of the Open, the Port Hedland Golf Club is set to begin operating on a fortnightly basis, with big competitions such as the Roy Hill Port Hedland Classic and the Pilbara Open just around the corner.

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