Neaton blitzes field in 2010 QLD Mid Amateur

Mid Amateur winner Michael NeatonROCKHAMPTON’S Michael Neaton has won the 2010 Queensland Men’s Mid Amateur Championship by a commanding 10 shots after carding a final round 1-under par 71 at the Pelican Waters Golf Club this week.

Leading the field after the first two days, Neaton was again a model of consistency throughout his final round which included three birdies.

His three-round total of 215 was 10 shots clear of second placed Malcolm Hugh (Gainsborough Greens) who had a final round 2-over par 74.

A further shot back in third position was Redcliffe’s Dean Dunleavy who carded a final round 3-over par 75. 

The Mid Amateur Championship is open to men aged 30 to 54.

Neaton’s final round 71 was the best score of the final day at Pelican Waters, which held up extremely well despite heavy rain continuing throughout the night and into the final round’s earlier tee times. 

In the Sunshine Coast Destination Upper Mid Amateur division (44 – 55 years), interstate visitor Kym Olsen (The National) maintained his lead throughout the event following rounds of 76, 78 and 80.

Second in the Upper Mid Amateur division was Anthony Baker (Keperra) with third position going to Pete Wouters (Caloundra). 

In the Footjoy Club Teams event the Keperra team of Anthony Baker, Mark Draper and Robert Groth came from behind on the final day to pip the two local teams from Pelican Waters. 

(Original info and photo courtesy of Golf Queensland)

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