Greeney new Outback Open champion
Tuesday, 20th July, 2010
Local golfer Jamie Greeney took full advantage of the great conditions and good weather to take out the Outback Open on the weekend.
Greeney claimed the 2BH Hill FM Outback Open, coming from two strokes behind to overhaul first round leader Rauri McDonald.
Golf and Country Club captain Peter Jeffrey said the win did not come easy for Jamie, who was up against a field of talented players, not only locals but visitors as well, and the course was playing the hardest it has all year.
McDonald has won this title in the past and has been runner up on occasions as well, and said he would return next year to try again.
Mr Jeffrey said the Outback Open is the city's biggest golfing event - 104 players played 36 holes over two days in "immaculate weather".
The B grade title left the city for the second time with Mildura golfer Steve Porter and local Garry Bourke won the C grade.
The ladies' competition was run over two grades. A number of ladies attended from Robinvale, Coomealla, Riverside and Mildura.
The condition of the course and the weather returned some great results on the first day, but by the completion of the final day it was favourite Michele Philp who took out A grade. B grade was won by Judy Edgecumbe.
"There was strong competition ... with a competitive A grade field," said Mr Jeffrey.