Continuing his affinity with the Murgon Golf Club, 2013 champion Rickie Dodd (Windaroo) has doubled his Indigenous Championship tally with a commanding 8-shot victory over Virginian visitor Jaryd Grant. Rickie has now finished 1st, 2nd and 1st in his last three Championships.
As players found their feet in the first round, Grant led by 1-shot from Craig Dodd (Blackwater), Shane Bird (Wondai), Peter Bligh (Murgon) and Daniel Blades (St George).
After admitting to a disappointing opening round of 73, Rickie made his charge with a tournament low round of 65 (5-under) to establish a 2-shot buffer over brother Craig and 6-shots ahead of Grant.
A stunning opening of birdie, birdie and eagle (on the par-4 3rd ) by Grant applied pressure to the Dodd, but momentum was lost when a poor approach shot on the 7th resulted in a bogey. Rickie maintained his composure to play the final 9 holes in two-under and claim the 2016 Indigenous Championship.
In the Nett division, Bribie Island member Jacob Anderson’s scores of 68-64-68 were good enough to emerge victorious.
Both Rickie Dodd and Jacob Anderson have secured a start in the 2016 Isuzu Queensland Open Pro-Am to be held during tournament week at Brisbane.
The Senior’s Division saw locals Max Conlon and Warren Collins win the Gross and Nett sections respectively.
The most popular victory was that of the only female participant Chloe Letts (Pacific) who took out the Junior Nett.
Congratulations must go to the volunteers and staff of Murgon Golf Club for their hospitality and efforts in the operation of the 2016 Indigenous Championship. Thank you must also go to the Murgon and Cherbourg communities for their continued support throughout the event.
For full results, visit the event page.