All hail the Masters

MOORE Park's Julie Davis walked away from the weekend's Hervey Bay Masters series with a swag of medals.

That included a gold in the 45-49 Beach Flags event, silver in the 40-45 surf board event and silver in the surf event.

“It was a pretty good day, down there, it is always a fun event,” Davis said.

Davis beat Coolum Beach's Cathy Gabel and Mooloolaba's Amanda Noble to win the flags event.

Gabel, Noble and Noosa Heads' Alison Fisk finished ahead of her in the beach sprint.

Then Fisk won the surf board for Noosa Heads, with Davis registering second. The Moore Park veteran also picked up a silver in the surf race going down to Alexander Headlands.

Davis teamed with Moore Park Beach club-mate Joanna Tolvanen to finish fifth in the double-ski event for women over the age of 40.

Tolvanen won a third place in the 40-45 beach flags, losing to Mooloolaba's Jessica Veurman-Betts (second) and Chantelle Minter (first).

Tolvanen backed up with a fourth-place in the beach sprint, with Minter and Veurman-Betts taking out first and second and Liesl Kett, also from Mooloolaba finishing third.

She also came second in the surf board event, behind Paula Savage from Coolum Beach and ahead of Olivia Bredhauer from Alexandra Headland.

In the surf race, Tolvanen came fourth behind Savage (first), Bredhauer (second) and Veurman-Betts (third).

Wide Bay life saving official Craig Holden donned the togs at the event, representing Elliott Heads Surf Life Saving Club.

The Surf Life Saving Wide Bay Capricorn development officer ran in first in the 35-39 years surf board event, beating Maroochydore's Graham Gunther (second) and Kawana Waters' Craig Silva (third).

Holden also won the surf ski event, beating Gunther who again came in second ahead of another Kawana Waters product, Matt Browning.

The first round of the Surf Life Saving Wide Bay competition will take place at Agnes Water on October 10 with competitors travelling from Yeppoon to Hervey Bay to compete.



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