Date: August 15, 2016
Author: Christian Puccini

Shannon Matthews wins SA Sand Greens Championship

Shannon Matthews (Tanunda Pines GC) has taken out the 2016 Golf SA Sand Greens Championship, by seven strokes ahead of Phil Chapman from Mount Barker-Hahndorf.

Partnered by MGA Insurance Brokers and played at the Hamley Bridge Golf Club, 92 players competed across the 13-14 August weekend.

In the A-Grande, Matthews posted a 2-under par opening round of 68 to trail Kevin Frick from The Grange by one stroke after 18 holes.

In the second round, Matthews was unstoppable, firing a course-record 8-under 62, to finish 10-under for the Championship, claiming the title in a canter.

Chapman finished runner-up on 3-under (69-68) on a count back from past multiple winner Jim Wheeler (68-69) from Kadina.

Best Nett Aggregate was taken out by Kevin Frick from The Grange Golf Club with a nett 132.

In the Allen Hurst Trophy (B Grade Championship) for players with handicaps 13.0-27.4, John Daulby (Pt Vincent GC) with a handicap of 16, claimed the title with rounds of 86 & 80 (+26).

Runner Up one stroke behind was Lindsey McFarlane (Parndana), 82-85 (+27). Best Nett Aggregate went to Rick Wendland (West Lakes) Nett 128.

Full results can be found on the Golf SA website