Michael Dean has been crowned the 2012 Town of Nambour Open Champion. Dean, a Horton Park member, fired an even par final round to clinch victory from defending champion Adam Gemmell.
A field touted not only the largest but also the strongest in the tournaments 12 year existence were greeted with fresh winds on Saturday morning which increased throughout the day. A field of 207 players including 57 visitors, many of those from outside the Sunshine Coast zone, battled blustery conditions on a hard and fast Nambour layout enhanced by the recent dry spell.
The young guns of the Sunshine Coast lead the way after day 1 with local hope Nick Drinkwater and Caloundra junior Kodie Koski carding 3 over par 71’s in the testing conditions. They were closely followed by Indooroopilly junior Christopher Crabtree and Peregian Springs member Luke Parker. It was a tightly bunched affair with 29 players within five shots of the lead at the end on the day.
A field of 195 players backed up Sunday in similar conditions and it was Headland Golf Club’s Adam Rydwanski who got the jump on the pack with a sizzling three under 31 through the front nine. Defending champion, Adam Gemmell, had the leader in his sights and with a birdie at sixteen to Rydwanski’s water hazard induced double bogey six he could sense a repeat of last year’s success.
A three putt bogey on the par three 17th and a missed birdie opportunity on the last saw him fall one short of Michael Dean’s 141 total. Dean’s final round, tournament low, 68 included 3 birdies in his final 9 holes.
Kodie Koski followed up his first round 71 with a 72 to take the Junior Title from a fast finishing Shae Wools-Cobb.
Local member Sam Talanoa claimed a come from behind win in the Senior event with a commendable final round 74 and there was more success for the Nambour members with Ross Varley edging out Stephen “Gonzo” Bull in the 36 hole net event.
A full list of results and photo’s from the weekend can be found at www.nambourgolfclub.com.au
(Article courtesy of Nambour Golf Club)
|2012 Town of Nambour Open|
|1||Open 36 Hole Gross||Winner||Michael Dean||141|
|2||Open 36 Hole Gross||Runner Up||Adam Gemmell||142|
|3||Open 36 Hole Nett||Winner||Ross Varley||127|
|4||Open 36 Hole Nett||Runner Up||Stephen Gonzo Bull||131|
|5||Junior 36 Hole Gross||Winner||Kodi Koski||143|
|6||A Grade 36 Hole Gross||Winner||Shae Wools-Cobb||144|
|7||A Grade 36 Hole Gross||Runner Up||Adam Rydwanski||144|
|8||B Grade 36 Hole Gross||Winner||Alan Munro||162|
|9||B Grade 36 Hole Gross||Runner Up||David Stormer||165|
|10||C Grade 36 Hole Gross||Winner||Tony Brooke||173|
|11||C Grade 36 Hole Gross||Runner Up||Joe Haisty||178|
|12||Seniors 36 Hole Gross||Winner||Sam Talanoa||151|
|13||Junior 36 Hole Nett||Winner||Josh Taylor||135|
|14||A Grade 36 Hole Nett||Winner||Peter Black||135|
|15||A Grade 36 Hole Nett||Runner Up||Nick Kirkwood||135|
|16||B Grade 36 Hole Nett||Winner||Scott Boshammer||134|
|17||B Grade 36 Hole Nett||Runner Up||David Bell||137|
|18||C Grade 36 Hole Nett||Winner||Greg Peek||135|
|19||C Grade 36 Hole Nett||Runner Up||Daniel Townsend||137|
|20||Seniors 36 Hole Nett||Winner||Peter Owen||138|
|21||A Grade 1st 18 Hole Gross||Winner||Nick Drinkwater||71|
|22||B Grade 1st 18 Hole Gross||Winner||Ken Smith||80|
|23||C Grade 1st 18 Hole Gross||Winner||Dave Niesler||85|
|24||A Grade 1st 18 Hole Nett||Winner||Peter Cahill||66|
|25||B Grade 1st 18 Hole Nett||Winner||Darren King||64|
|26||C Grade 1st 18 Hole Nett||Winner||Gary Wooldridge||62|
|27||A Grade 2nd 18 Hole Gross||Winner||Ryley Martin||69|
|28||B Grade 2nd 18 Hole Gross||Winner||Peter Hughes||83|
|29||C Grade 2nd 18 Hole Gross||Winner||Joseph Mbye||88|
|30||A Grade 2nd 18 Hole Nett||Winner||Scott Randall||65|
|31||B Grade 2nd 18 Hole Nett||Winner||Stephen Trotter||66|
|32||C Grade 2nd 18 Hole Nett||Winner||Warren Clegg||64|