100+ golfers play off at rural CQ tournament
ONE of the biggest days on the region's golfing calendar, the Biloela Golf Club Men's Open, wrapped up yesterday.
There were 79 competitors from across Central Queensland competing in all three grades (A, B, C).
A playoff on hole five between A graders Adam Mollis and Steve Deitrich was the only way to separate the pair after both recorded scores of 109 after 28 holes.
President Bruce Robson said Mollis won the playoff and that it was a great way to finish a weekend of golf, which included the Mixed Open on Saturday.
"It was a reasonable field for the Men's and Mixed Open," Robson said.
"The course was in really good shape and it was a good weekend.
"It went to expectation and there was a lot of work done by paid staff at the club and volunteers to present our club well to the visiting golfers."
Robson said players came from as far as Mt Morgan, Gladstone, Rockhampton and Boyne Island to play in the Men's Open, which was the first open tournament for 2020 in Central Queensland.
"It was a 50/50 split between local players and those out of town," Robson said.
"There were some good quality scores on an arduous day due to the steamy weather."
The Men's Open winners in each grade had their names engraved on a crystal block and both the winners and runners-up in each grade getting a $50 voucher for Mitre 10.
Sean Dealhunty was the B grade winner with a score of 129 and Ray Plisch runner-up on 131.
Ron Dilger was the C grade winner with 136 and Gary Kopittke runner-up with 139.
Saturday's Mixed Open drew 26 players with Adam Mollis and Casey Drochmann ending as the winning pair with a score of 65.
There are unconfirmed plans of a Men's American foursome to be played adjacent to the 2021 Biloela Mixed Open.