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Golfer David GrenfellHorton Park’s David Grenfell has won the 2008 Queensland Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship after shooting a final round one-under par 71 at Club Pelican.

The championship has become a popular annual event and is is open to male amateur golfers aged between 30 and 54.

In fine but breezy conditions, Grenfell registered birdies on holes 5, 7 and 8 on his way to an outward 34, in the process catching overnight leader Shane Wylie who failed to recover from a poor start.

Having bogeyed the tight par 4 15thhole, Grenfell held firm down the stretch with pars on the closing three holes. A perfect drive followed by a seven-iron to the long par-4 18th sealed the two-shot win from defending champion and Club Pelican member Brian McAllister. 

Grenfell’s victory was all the more impressive considering he started the tournament with a scratchy 78, before shooting combined par rounds on the last two days for a final 6-over par total of 222.   

McAllister, who held the first day lead, also finished strongly with a 74 to claim outright second place, with another local player David Burton shooting a final round 74 to finish third.  

The Caloundra Tourism Upper Mid Amateur division was won by Greg Ebinger from Spring Valley with a three round total of233.

The Club Pelican team of Jim Brodie, David Burton and Brian McAllister held onto their overnight lead to take the FootjoyClub Teams Event.

 

Round 2 Report

 Posted 9 September 2008

Shane WylieLogan City’s Shane Wylie held a two shot leading heading into the third and final round of the Queensland Mid-Amateur Golf Championship at Club Pelican. The ever consistent Wylie followed his first round 73 with a second round 74 for a three-over par total of 147, on a day that saw the average round holding steady at around 85.

Sitting alone in second spot was Redcliffe’s Steven Johnston following a second round 76, with Justin Shine and overnight leader Brian McAllister a further shot back at a six-over par total of 150.

Low round of the day came from Keperra’s Mark Draper who shot a two under par 70.

In the Caloundra Tourism Upper Mid-Amateur division (44 to 54 years), local Club Pelican member David Burton leads by one shot on a seven-over par 151, from Horton Park’s Ross Richards.

In the Footjoy Club Teams Event, the Club Pelican team of Jim Brodie, David Burton and Brian McAllister hold a one shot lead from teams from Killara and Windaroo.

The championship is open to male amateur golfers aged between 30 and 54.

Information and photographs courtesy of Golf Queensland

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