Date: February 12, 2009
Author: Sportal

Parry eyes Moonah

An injury-free Craig Parry believes he is primed for a strong showing at this year&aposs Moonah Classic which begins on February 26. Parry&aposs bid to participate in the tournament last year was over before it began when the 43-year-old had to withdraw just days before it commenced due to a knee injury. But Parry&aposs injury concerns are behind him this time around and he is now looking forward to taking on the tough Moonah Links course in a fortnight&aposs time. “Unfortunately I missed out last year because of knee surgery on my right leg,” said Parry. “I tore my medial meniscus, which is behind the kneecap, and then I had a cyst on the bone, as well. That&aposs was really painful and kept me out of the game for a while.” “This year though I&aposm 100 percent. I&aposm feeling great now and am looking forward to getting back out there.” Parry last played at Moonah Links in the 2005 Australian Open where he tied for 30th and he admits he doesn&apost have overly fond memories of the course. “What I do recall is that it&aposs a challenging course and more so when the wind gets up, so if it&aposs really blowing then it should make for an interesting week,” he said. The $927,000 Moonah Classic will be contested by 156 golfers including defending champion Ewan Porter.