Day 1 greeted us with overcast conditions at 7am for the first shotgun start, after a heavy overnight shower, the course was still in a fast condition, posting a good score would be difficult, on the tough layout. The best of the morning players was Scott Arnold who shot a 71 (1 under). Just as the 12pm shotgun was about to get underway, a few showers had come across the course, and was starting to set in, then about 25 minutes later the heavens opened up and down she came, where play was suspended for about 30-40 minutes, play resumed at 1.10pm and with this rain it also softened the course up and made scoring a little easier, with Matt Millar and Hayden Webb both shooting 69 (3 under) to lead the pack on Day 1, conditions were still tough with only 6 players breaking Par on Day 1. Day 1 scoring average was 76.
Day 2 was picture perfect, we were met with sun shining and calm conditions, Bradley Doherty 69 and Nathan Green 71 had the best morning scores, The afternoon seeded groups were then out at 12pm, with Matt Millar and Hayden Webb in the featured group. At the end of the day it was a 1 shot victory to Matt Millar who backed up his first round 69 with another 69 on Friday. Scoring was hot with Darren Beck and Jamie Hook (Pacific Dunes Pro) both shooting a course record 66 (6 under) with Darren finishing R/Up to Matt and Jamie in 3rd position. With the greens a little softer due to the previous days rain, scoring was a little better, however only 11 players broke par on Day 2. Day 2 Scoring average was 75.
The Amateur prize was hotly contested with around 80-90 players playing both days, it was Vito Massioli winning with a aggregate score of 72 points, R/Up was Chris Tongon on 71 and Brett Allman on 69 points. In the ladies section it was Charmaine Elliott winning on 67 points with Karen Flatt R/Up on 65 points. Congratulations to all. There were Day 1 and Day 2 prizes in each grade, with over $3000 worth of prizes given out.
This year we had the Calcutta and Cocktail Party on the Thursday Night, with over $700 worth of tickets sold, it was the featured group that got up with Jamie Hooks 66 with 1 Hcp that resulted in a Nett 65 to win by 1 from Darren Beck Nett 66. Peter Miers was the lucky person who won the Calcutta, and I heard he kindly donated it to the 2 Pro’s he had billeting with him in Hayden Webb and Brad Doherty. There was also a few interview done by leading players Hayden Webb and Matt Millar and touring Pro Andre Stolz who had some funny stories to tell of there times on Tour, we also had the privilege of having Kurt Gidley speak about his time as Knights/NSW/Australia player.