Open double win to Noosa

Winners Merrin Bartholomaeu (Cooroy Golf Club) and Amy Coates (Noosa Golf Club)

It was a Noosa double for the girls at the Peregian Junior Open held on Sunday 4th February. After 18 holes Merrin Bartholomaeus from Cooroy Golf Club was tied on 73 with Peregian star Ellianna MacRae. They were also tied for the back 9 so the countback went to the final 6 holes where Merrin took the title by a single shot. In the girls net event Amy Coates from Noosa Golf Club broke 80 for the first time to shoot a net 65 and win by 3 shots from Cooroy’s Coco Moore.

Countback was also required for the boys event as Shae Coghlan (Headland GC), Harrison Darr ( Maroochy River GC) and Harry Malcolm (Virginia GC) all tied on 75 shots. Experienced Shae had the stronger finish and took the title courtesy of having the better back 9. However Harrison did not walk away empty handed, he won the boys net title by 2 shots from Noosa’s Cooper Liddell.

The next event of the SBG Tour is the Caloundra Junior Classic to be held on Sunday 25 February.

Elsewhere George Gibblett shot rounds of 68 and 73 at the NSW Amateur Championship held at Belmont GC and Pacific Dunes GC. By finishing 7th in the strokeplay event George qualified for the matchplay where he unfortunately lost in the round of 32 to Warren Sellors from Bonnie Doon GC on the final hole.

Noosa Golf Club Women’s Monthly Medal winners Thursday 1 February

Grade A Michelle Greenwood 70

Grade B Samorn Puechthonglang 71

Grade C Debbie Murnane 75

Noosa Golf Club Monthly Medal winners Saturday 3 February

Grade A James Lonie 64

Grade B Geoff Stirzaker 66

Grade C Chris Cahill 67

Women Orawan Millar 71