Queensland has turned up the heat for the final day of Queensland Men’s Country Week, with 39 pairs enjoying an excellent day of Fourball competition at Virginia Golf Club.
The team of Robert Yeo (Laidley) and Richard Marschke (Toogoolawah) came out on top winning the event with 47 points.
Teams from Gayndah Golf Club, just west of Maryborough, proved aplenty on the leaderboard, with the duo of Matt Zillman and Alex Evans narrowly missing the crown on a countback. Club mates Josh Robertson and Brian Nugent were a further shot back for third-place.
Thank you to Virginia Golf Club for their hospitality, with the course proving challenging as the winds increased throughout the morning.
City Golf Club again sponsored this year’s events and the players sincerely thank the club for their continued support of regional golf at the Men’s Country Week and Men’s Sand Greens Championship.
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Queensland Men's Country Week has continued at Keperra Country Golf Club today for the foursomes event, with 43 pairs enjoying the continued fantastic weather in Brisbane.
The City Golf Club partnership of Sam Blackshaw and Wade Edwards claimed the Division 1 title by four strokes with a round of 76. Despite a rocky start with two double bogeys, the pair managed to claw their way back for the victory over the second place Headland Golf Club team of Sean Hannah and William Oster on 80.
City Golf Club grabbed another title in Division 2 with the duo of Fabian Turner and Justin Caldwell taking the win with a score of 92. The partnership of Rodney Walker (Gympie) and Michael Walker (Mt Warren Park) were a further shot back for runner-up.
A hat trick of wins was notched up when The City Golf Club members continued their dominance in the nett event with Stephen Wright and Norman Mitchell winning Division 1 with a score of 71.5. Chris Bath (Rosewood) and Barry Thoms (Ipswich) broke the City Golf Club run with a with victory in Division 2 recording a convincing 69.
Golf Queensland would like to thank Keperra Golf Club for hosting today’s event, and their hospitality. Thanks to City Golf Club for their continued sponsorship of Queensland Men’s Country Week.
Players head to Virginia Golf Club on Friday for the final day Fourball competition.
The 2017 Queensland Men’s Country Week has opened with a cracking start at Redcliffe Golf Club for the 36-hole stroke play event on Monday and Tuesday.
Scott Warren (Gin Gin) produced rounds of 70-72 to claim his third consecutive crown in spectacular fashion. Despite a slightly shaky start in his opening nine in round one, an eagle on the par-4 14th lifted his spirits, with his consistency across the two days paying dividends.
“I struck the ball well on Monday but putted bad. And today didn’t hit the ball so good, but putted better, and similar score. It’s always a pleasure to come and play, and luckily enough I came away with the win,” Warren said.
Not far off the pace was 2014 Men’s Country Champion Adam Gemmell (Ipswich) winning on a countback to Wade Edwards for runner-up, after rounds of 74-69.
A friendly rivalry has sparked between Warren and Gemmell over the years, each holding the Men’s Country Week title over the past few years.
“It’s always good to play with Adam and going head to head. He has had a few wins over me in the past and it’s good to sneak up on him every now and again. We have a good friendship going on, always a pleasure playing with him,” Warren said.
Players will next head to Redcliffe Golf Club for the Foursomes event on Thursday, followed by the Fourball at Virginia Golf Club on Friday.
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