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Henderson wins Outback Open

Tuesday, 24th July, 2012

Trevor Henderson won his second consecutive Outback Golf Open at the weekend. Trevor Henderson won his second consecutive Outback Golf Open at the weekend.

By Ben Sheffield

Trevor Henderson has won the 2012 Outback Golf Open after a stellar Sunday round of four under par 68 saw him storm home to claim the title.

Henderson recorded a par round of 72 for the first 18 holes and coupled with his performance on Sunday, he recorded a total score
of 140.

The victory is Henderson's second in the prestigious event in as many years and is the first time in a number of years that a winner of the event has shot under par.

Henderson described his form going into the Open as a little ordinary, but the fact that he was playing off a scratch handicap demonstrated his golfing ability.

Rowan Steele was just two shots behind Henderson after the first round, but fell off the pace on Sunday with a five over par 77 second round, granting him a total of 151 and second place.

Don Crittendon was too good for the field in the B grade division, taking out the title with consecutive rounds of 86 across the two days.

The much improved Wayne Demery was the runner up, finishing three shots behind Crittendon.

Demery stayed shot for shot with Crittendon in the second round, but a Saturday round of 89 cost him in the end.

Mark Byrne was the C grade victor, carding consecutive rounds of 92 and finishing twelve strokes ahead of his nearest rival, Ian
Nimon, who shot 196 for the weekend.

Nimon hails from the Mildura Resort Club, whilst Byrne who only started to play golf this year, looks to have a bright future in the
sport.

Broken Hill Golf Club Captain, Peter Jeffery, has described this year's Outback Open as the most successful event yet.

"This Open was the best yet, with many visitors coming from Victoria and South Australia.

"This success could not have eventuated if it was not for generous sponsorship and all the hard workers behind the scenes.

"Congratulations to all winners and it was great to see visitors win trophies," he said.

Mr Jeffrey also made a special mention of Michelle Philp, who won the Ladies Open and broke her own course record in the process.

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