THE annual men’s club championships were held recently at Mollymook’s infamous Hilltop Course, with a 13-year-old becoming the youngest ever winner of the championship.
Jye Halls rewrote the record books, to become the youngest winner in the tournament’s 44 year history.
Halls took a commanding four shot lead into the final round and increased his lead to six shots after nine holes from scratch marker, Kurt Lampe.
Tim Powell shot the lowest round of the day (77) to jump up into second place while Lampe battled on the back nine to shoot 88 and finish outright third.
Halls shot an 83, after showing a few nerves late on the back nine but made a solid par up the last to win by four shots from Tim Powell.
In B Grade, Ray Sanders started the last round three shots behind Brendan Bull but Ray shot the equal low round (87) of the final round in B Grade to end up winning the championship by six shots from Greg Curtis.
The C Grade championship was a one horse race, with Victor Nash starting the final round with a four shot lead and then shot the lowest final round (95) in C Grade to win by a massive 10 shots from Allan Gilkes.
Nash also won the President’s Trophy with the best overall nett score from all grades in the championships.
The Mollymook Golf Club would like to congratulate all three champions as well as the eight players who qualified for the men’s match play championship.
The first round, to be played by June 24, will see Jye Halls (1) battle Paul King (8), with Garry Hilder (4) versing Brian Russell (5), Tim Powell (2) taking on Richard Shearman (7) and Kurt Lampe (3) playing Mark Williams (6).
The eight players who have qualified for the captain’s trophy match play championship (handicap match play) are as follows (with round one to be played by July 8); Victor Nash (1) vs Brian Russell (8), Ray Sanders (4) vs Tim Powell (5), Jye Halls (2) vs Garry Hilder (7) and Mark Williams (3) vs Andy Poulus (6).