ON TOP: Bundaberg's Brock Wooldridge with his trophy after winning the Bundaberg Golf Open.
ON TOP: Bundaberg's Brock Wooldridge with his trophy after winning the Bundaberg Golf Open. Sandra McLeod

GOLF REPORT: Wooldridge continues Bundy run

THE Bundaberg Open Day was held on Sunday, July 2, the day sponsored by Ross Gray Motor City for a number of years.

Bundaberg golfers have faired well in this event with this year no different.

Brock Wooldridge won with a par round of 71 closely followed by Thomas Hall on 72.

It really was quiet interesting to watch Brock's last hole of the day and a joy to listen to our Patron Reg Rowe's commentary of the round. In his words a "second shot that looked like it was heading 50m out of bounds only to a hit a tree and remain safe”.

This was followed by a reasonable shot into the 18th green to set-up for a birdie putt. That putt was a long way off being a gimme and Brock needed to drill it to secure his win. Congratulations Brock.

Ross Noffke hit 80 to secure the B Grade win and William Brand was successful in C Grade.

This weekend will see the first round of the Ladies Championships. They will play their championship rounds for the next three Saturdays.

Congratulations to Cam McFarlane and Aimee Harvey who finished 13th and 16th respectively in the Queensland Amateur Championships recently held at Bargara.

Sunday saw about 80 golfers take the field to support Sandra McLeod's Mission in Action Charity Golf Day.

Everyone enjoyed the day put on by Sandra and her loyal good friends and helpers Mark and Carmel Wooldridge. Mission in Action is an orphanage in Kenya that homes 90 children. I know Sandra was deeply appreciative of everyone from all golf clubs who supported this event.

A reminder to all that the Bundaberg Holden Scramble is on Sunday, July 23.

Last Saturday was a stroke for the monthly medals in three grades for the men, the day sponsored by Shaw's Recycle Products. The A Grade gross and nett winner was Thomas Hall with a 70/67. B Grade winner was Graham Tesch and C Grade was Callum Tranent.

The Thursday Sporters winner was Mark Higham with 43 points - an excellent score for Mark, and I believe Mark shot a bogey free round of 66 on the day.

In the Vets last week, Rod MacInnes was the men's winner and Sue Hughes the ladies.

The ladies competition on Saturday was a stableford with Averil Chalmers winning Division 1 and Mary Shailer winning Division 2.

Sunday, July 16, is a stableford medley for any golfer who may wish to have a round of golf on a Sunday.



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