Published November 15, 2020 19:53
Sunday 15 November dawned fine and heralded some hot scoring, particularly by the early players. As the day wore on the wind lifted and the later players had a little more to contend with. This is, however, the norm when events are played at Shelly Beach.
The course was in great shape and the scores reflected not only the condition of the course but the quality of the field. Three plus markers led the field and quite a few single digit handicaps were there to keep them honest.
Toukley youngster, Beau Willett playing from a +1 handicap, returned a 3 under score of 68 to take the title of 2020 District Champion. Local stalwart, James Swanson, kept Beau honest playing from scratch and returned 69. Not only did Beau's fine round win him the coveted title but also the 2020 Champion of Champions title.
The handicap prizes in the Open section went to Shelly Beach players Fergus Taylor (69) and Curtis Larnach (70).
In the "golden oldies" (otherwise known as Masters) another local, Michael Burke, returned a great score of 72, featuring 3 birdies in succession on holes 5,6 & 7, which was just enough to keep Mark Pavy 73) at bay. Local Sean Herden won the Masters handicap prize with 73 with Kooindah's Dave Brewer 2 shots back.
Rising star, Riley Millers, representing Magenta Shores managed to get around in 73 (2 over par) which captured for Riley the title of 2020 Junior District Champion and also 2020 Junior Champion of Champions. Kooindah's Danny Pedzikiewicz had to settle for the runner up prize in the championship returning a score of 75. Charlie Fennell, another youngster unearthed by the Shelly Beach junior program took the handicap prize with a score of 75 with Gosford's Greg Brien in the runners up position on 77 in a countback from local Aaron Neville - Smith.