Date: August 14, 2017
Author: Christian Puccini

Murdock and Moos winners at SA Sandgreens Champs

Adam Murdock from Warooka Golf Club has taken out the 2017 South Australian Sand Greens Championship by one stroke ahead of 2013 champion Ryan Wheeler from Kadina.

The Championship partnered by MGA Insurance Brokers, was played at the Warooka Golf Club on the Yorke Peninsula and attracted a strong field of 102 players competing across the 12-13 August weekend.

The Warooka course was presented fantastically well and the players were blessed with perfect weather conditions over the weekend. Over half the field, some 56 players were from clubs in the Yorke Peninsula District, so credit goes to the YP and host club for garnering local support and assisting Golf SA with promoting the event.

In the A-Grade, Murdock who won at Cleve in 2015 posted an opening round 2-over 71 to lead Jackson Arthur from Kadina and Jarred Dalton from Edithburgh by one stroke after 18 holes.

In the second round, despite a late charge by Ryan Wheeler who fired an even par 69 for the low round of the day, Murdock was rock solid posting another round of 71 for the Championship win

36 hole Nett Aggregate was taken out by Craig Smith from Gladstone Golf Club with a nett 130.

The Northern team of Jim Wheeler, Aron Raymond, Jackson Arthur and Adam Mitchell won the Teams event, with a combined (best three scores per round) total of 439.

In the Allen Hurst Trophy (B Grade Championship) for players with handicaps 13.0-27.4, Peter Moosfrom Cummins Golf Clubwith a handicap of 12, claimed the title with rounds of 83 & 81 (+26).

Runner Up, six strokes behind was Jamie Pearson handicap 17 from Darke Peake Golf Club with rounds of 86,84 (+32). Best Nett Aggregate went to Shannon Phillips from Warooka Golf Club Nett 137.

The Eyre 1 team of Jamie Pearson, David Smith, Colin Matthews and Michael Farr won the Teams event (527).

Full results here

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