MOUNT Morgan Golf Club’s #2 team has taken out this year’s historic Robinson Cup teams’ event played at Capella Golf Club in Central Queensland. More than 170 players teed off in the event where the best three nett scores from each four-person team counted.
The winning team from Mt Morgan returned a 228 total courtesy of Scott Hannah (74), Lance Antcliff (76) and Josh Antcliff (78). Team-mate Peter Houseman’s score did not contribute to the total.
They won the event by four shots from Moranbah #1 team of Jason Fletcher, Darrin Stevenson, Kevin Mc Donald and Brent Fraser.
Mount Morgan Golf Club’s Shaun Antcliff fired a one-under par 71 to win the gross title with Emerald Golf Club’s Jack Mc Donald winning the Col Gill Memorial Shield when he returned the best nett score of 69.
“Capella Golf Club, with a membership of only 17 players, has to be congratulated for the way they presented their nine-hole grass green course that enabled all players that made up 43 teams of four from 23 golf clubs to finish in daylight hours,”said Golf Central Queensland secretary Gurney Clamp.
“Saturday’s pre-Robinson Cup competition, an 18-hole single stableford event, witnessed women playing for the first time and all expressed their joy in being able to compete along with the men.”
Capella Golf Club’s Adrian Robinson carded 38 points to win the event by two points from Baralaba GC’s Dan Evans.
The long drives went to A grade: Dillon West; B grade, Kurt Sullivan and C grade, Matthew Sahlqvist with Luke Dorrell winning the pin shot and Daryl Myles the second shot.
Yeppoon had a field day in the ladies event with Gaylene Wode winning from fellow-Yeppoon members Deb Wilson and Deb Shackleton.
Yeppoon Golf Club will host the Robinson Cup in 2022 followed by Wowan GC in 2023 and Clermont GC in 2024.
Robinson Cup history: The tournament is a single stroke teams’ event played over 18 holes with two teams of four players per club invited to attend with the best three nett scores to count in each team.
The Robinson Cup was introduced in 1935 by Mr. J. Robinson, the owner of a Rockhampton popular sports store of the day. He also donated the perpetual trophy that is still played for today.