Date: October 12, 2015
Author: Golf NSW Media Release

Buick Drives Away with Queanbeyan Cup


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Royal Canberra Golf Club’s Mark Buick has a nice drive up the Hume Highway to look forward to in November after taking out the 2015 Queanbeyan Cup.

The ACT golfer now has the 2015 NSW Open Championship at Stonecutters Ridge in his plans after his one-shot win, taking the automatic qualification place available to the winner of the event.

A red-hot Buick, firing on all cylinders, scorched around Queanbeyan Golf Course on Saturday with a four-under par 66. He left the field in his wake from the outset, starting with birdies on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th helping him return a five-under par 30 on the front-nine.

Second place went to Queanbeyan local Lachlan Tisma, finishing one shot behind with a three-under par 67. In third place was Austin Batista from Bonnie Doon Golf Club with a par round.

"Congratulations to Mark on his win and we wish him well for the NSW Open," Alan Harrison, Chair of Golf NSW's Match and Rules Committee said.

The Queanbeyan course is a great test of golf and with the best greens in the District. To help the reputation, a high calibre field with over 130 players from around the ACT and Monaro teed off on Saturday. More than a few players from Sydney were also enticed to make the trip down the highway.

“It’s the hard work of people like Gail Goiser (Club Captain) and her Match Committee, Jake Nagle (Club Professional) and Brian Kelly’s team (Course Superintendent) that make events like these so successful,” Mr Harrison added.

"The Queanbeyan Cup has been an outstanding success.”

John Barilaro MP, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills, and Minister for Small Business and the local Member for Monaro, was on hand to present Mark Buick with his NSW Open invitation along with Alan Harrison, Chair of Golf NSW's Match and Rules Committee.

The opportunity to win an automatic entry into the 2015 NSW Open is still available with the final regional qualifying event scheduled for 24-25 October 2015 in conjunction with the North Coast Open Amateur at Coffs Harbour. For information on entry to the event contact Kylie at Coffs Harbour Golf Club on 6652 3244 or