Mad scramble

By TONY WHITE

Grafton golfers seek a slice of the action

MORE THAN 160 players are expected to tee off in the annual Holden Scramble Golf Championships at Grafton Golf Club today.

This year marks the 14th year for Australasia's largest and most successful teams pro amateur golf event the Holden Scramble, sponsored locally by Ken Casson Holden.

In an ambrose event of three players per team, players contest the local event staged at each participating golf club with the winning teams progressing to one of the regional finals held around Australia and New Zealand.

The teams will be joined by their club professional at regional finals to make a four person team (club professional, plus three amateur players). Last year's local winners were Jackson Wright, Adam Cook and Greg Coombes.

Daily Examiner photographer Adam Hourigan and teammates Brad and Susan Deece won the Grafton stage in 2003.

"We were all excited. It's a great chance to play in a team-based event and later team up with professionals playing on some of the best courses in Australia," Hourigan said.

The winning team from each regional final advances to the Holden Scramble Championship final, in late November at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Play opens early today.



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