It’s ‘three-up’ at Drouin pro-am

IT was capacity fields and a three-way tie on Tuesday last week as golfers hit the fairways for the Drouin and District Community Bank Pro-Am.
Sponsors, Drouin Golf Club members and visitors joined 70 of Australia’s leading professional golfers as they competed for the $10,000 prizemoney.
After posting equal course record rounds of 66, Daniel Hyndman, James McLean and Craig Scott tied for victory, one shot clear of their nearest rivals.
For the first time since the event’s inception six years ago, play was held on the Michael Scott course (holes 10 to 27).
For many players it was first look at Drouin’s old back nine and they were full of praise for both the layout and course condition.
It was the second victory for Warragul professional Hyndman at the Drouin Pro-Am, having tasted success in 2007.
He now holds course records on two out of the three layouts at Drouin.
Both McLean and Scott are seasoned professionals who have had success on overseas tours and like Hyndam are regular winners on the Australian pro-am circuit.
Conditions were fine for the event, although the afternoon field did have to contend with some changing wind conditions.
Tied for fourth were Adam Fraser 67, Martin Doyle 67 and Josh Younger 67. Then followed Michael Choi 68, James Hartley 68 and Euan Walters 68.
Drouin club president John White thanked the many sponsors and volunteers for making the day possible.
“Without their support, in particular major sponsor the Drouin & District Community Bank, such an event could not be sustained,” he said.
“The club now looks forward to big changes with the pending redevelopment of the clubhouse, something that members have been eagerly awaiting for some time.”


A-grade: Simon Appleby 37, runner-up on a countback Leon Cook 37.
B-grade: Rob Young 37, runner-up Graham Austin 34.
C-grade Anthony Radcliffe 42, runner-up David O’Dea 41.
Ladies: Shelly Buick 40, runner-up Leesa Matthews 39.
Sponsors trophy: Warwick Scanlan 46, runner-up Cameron Arthur 40.
Team four-ball winners: Matt Curtain, Warwick Scanlan, Cameron Arthur and Shaun Harmer (Watershed Building Consultants) 55 points.
Nearest to pins, men – 14th: Chris Blythman, 17th: Nick Rowe, 19th: Rob Woodward, 23rd: Steve Osboldstone. Ladies – 14th: Margaret Rowe, 17th: Leanne Planck.
Longest drive, men – Danny Gorman. Ladies – Shelly Buick. Professionals: Nathan Uebergang.