Cassidy Peters (Victoria) & Rob Grant (Spring Valley) headed the field after the 18-hole qualifying round of the 2014 Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy at The Metropolitan Golf Club. It was a perfect day for low scoring with calm & sunny conditions. The leading pair fired an 80 off the stick for a nett score of 68 to lead the 32 qualifiers by 1.5 strokes from the Riversdale pair of Angela Zhong and Jie Ye playing of a handicap of 15.5
The Dallas Brooks trophy is immensely popular amongst the golfing fraternity with players travelling vast distances across the state to contest each year and some competing in the event for over 30 years. Named after the former Governor of Victoria, Sir Dallas Brooks, the competition is now into its 58th year. The event has been played at the Metropolitan since its inception, except in 1991 and 2005 when major course works was undertaken at the club.
Nett scores of 78 or better was required to secure a place in the first round of knock-out match play section. However, a count back was needed to determine the final three pairs as four finished tied for the 32nd place.
Played cuncurrently with the Dallas Brooks is the Victorian Fousomes amateur title. Ans it was Victorian state team captain Jo Charlton (Metropolitan) and Victorian Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion Michael Burgess (Commonwealth) who have etched their names on this trophy for the second consecutive year. They produced the best gross score amongst the amateur pairs shooting a 74 off the stick to fend off fellow Metropolitan member Grace Daniell and partner Anthony Bull (Peninsula-Kingswood) by a mere 2 shots.
Tomorrow’s match play rounds commence from 8:00am at The Metropolitan Golf Club.
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