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Boyd adds to list of victories at Jamberoo

Darcy Boyd, winner of the Jamberoo Open

Jamberoo Open

A field of 86 contested the Elders Real Estate Jamberoo Open with many of the Illawarra’s best players competing. The players were met by mild conditions with a fresh breeze making scoring difficult. Darcy Boyd of Stonecutters Ridge shot a fine even par round of 67 to claim his fifth title of the year. Links Shell Cove golfer Colin Mitchell kept his good record at Jamberoo going to take out the runner-up spot with a round of 70. The overall nett was won by Morgan Ellson from Kiama Golf Club with a nett score of 69, with Jamberoo’s Ken Bradley runner up with 70 on a countback. Division one gross was won by Mollymook’s Blake Hollick with 76 and division one nett by Anthony Smith from Jamberoo with 71 on a countback. Division two gross was won by Jamberoo’s Gary Harvey with 82 on a countback. The division two nett winner was Kane Graham from Links Shell Cove with 70.

The ‘Super Shot’ on the 7th hole was won by Ken Bradley (Jamberoo) with 353cm and the nearest the pins on the ninth hole were won by Patrik Ylen (Wollongong) 404 cm and Paul Henderson (Jamberoo) 323 cm.

The ‘Monster’ drives were indeed monstrous with Wollongong’s Adam Snare smashing his ball 310 metres on the 14th and Jamberoo’s Lachlan Young hitting his 245 metres to win Division 2.

Jamberoo Golf Club wish to thank our sponsors Elders Real Estate Jamberoo and Drummond Golf Shellharbour and congratulate all our winners.

Junior Pennant  

The Kiama junior pennant team travelled to Batemans Bay on Saturday for the first playoff stage of the statewide junior pennant competition. Kiama, who were looking to atone for last year’s defeat at the hands of Far South Coast unfortunately went down for the second straight year in a sudden-death playoff. Wil Daibarra def Jye Halls 5/4, Ethan Harvey lost 2 down to James Dickinson, Will Blomley def Morgan Thornton 2 up, Sonny Ettridge def Riley Bowman 2/1, Broc Callaghan lost 5/4 to Sophie Eppleston and Jett Parker lost 4/3 to Bill Eppleston. With the match locked at 3-3, a sudden-death playoff between the number one golfers from each team was required to decide who would progress. Far South Coast prevailed after Golf Illawarra’s Wil Daibarra went down to Jye Halls on the third playoff hole.

Professional News

Wollongong Golf Club professional Jack Kessell finished 10th in the recently held Vanuatu Open after rounds of 74,72,72 and 69. Kessell, along with Jordan Zunic, Lincoln Tighe and Jordan Widdicombe are currently in the Mid-North Coast competing in a number of Pro-Am events.

Travis Smyth missed the cut at the Yeanger Tournament Players Championship in Malaysia after rounds of 72 and 76. Smyth is India this week for the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship