Shepparton Golf Club is a hive of activity this week with the club's annual eight-day tournament which teed off on Saturday.GREGOR MACTAGGART August 12, 2014 3:15am
A field of 148 players hit the fairways for the opening event of Shepparton Golf Club’s annual tournament on Saturday.
The four-person Ambrose kicked off the eight-day extravaganza of golf and if day one was any indication, the scoring will be hot from go to whoa.
Claiming the first prize on offer was the local team of Gerry Goonan, Matt Cullen, Geoff Holland and Peter Jeffrey.
The foursome’s score of 53 points saw them just edge out the quartet of Brendon Loft, Daryl Kennedy, Mark Moylon and Graham Gribben (53).
Rounding out the first three on day one was the combination of Brenton Walker, Jesse Westrup, Garry Goodman and Bryan Scott on 54.
Other highlights included a lovely tee shot from Peter Toy on the par-3 second, which finished less than 1
Sunday had the stableford event, which was taken out by rising star Kyle Michel.
The local talent, who plays off plus one and impressed star export Jarrod Lyle when they played together in April, fired 40 points to claim the prize by a convincing four-point margin from five-marker Cameron Kearney.
Shepparton Golf Club captain Mark Washington has been pleased at the response to the tournament.
‘‘We could not have had a better start, the Ambrose on the Sunday was really well supported by the local members and other golfers from across the Goulburn Valley,’’ Washington said.
‘‘The Ambrose had a shotgun start, so it means everybody finishes at the same time and creates a real good atmosphere.
‘‘The course has played awesome, the staff have done a sensational job.’’
Today is day three of proceedings and features a men’s and women’s par event before things hot up later in the week.
On Friday, the Furphy Shield is up for grabs at the Ladies’ Open, with the boys getting their chance to play for the GMCU trophy in the Shepparton Men’s Open on Saturday.
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