The Grafton Golf Club team of Trent Dickson, Scott Lloyd, Matt Katon and Ben Austin with Bonville pro Richie Gallichan.
The Grafton Golf Club team of Trent Dickson, Scott Lloyd, Matt Katon and Ben Austin with Bonville pro Richie Gallichan. Facebook

Grafton sit comfortable heading into Scramble second leg

GOLF: The Grafton Golf Club team sits only threee spots off the lead after the first day of competition at the Holden Scramble Championship Final at Twin Waters Golf Resort in Queensland.

The team of Ben Austin, Matt Katon, Scott Lloyd and Trent Dickson were joined by professional and former Grafton junior Shayne Hayman for the tournament which teed off on Saturday.

Hayman brought a clear knowledge of the Twin Waters layout to the team and it appears to be working to full affect with Grafton sitting less than two points shy of overnight leaders Deniliquin Golf Club and Wenworth Golf Club who fired opening rounds of 21 under par.

The competition continues with another 18 holes today before the top 12 teams advance into tomorrow's championship rounds to be joined by tournament professionals including Australian Olympian Marcus Fraser.

Wenworth head PGA professional golfer Todd Brackenridge said the Twin Waters course was playing true despite a lack of rain in the region for some time.

"Our team are really excited just to be here at the Championship Final though to be leading is something else” said Brakenridge.

"Given the limited amount of rain I understand Queensland has received over recent months, we expected the course to be a little dry, though to be truthful the course is in about as good a shape as we have ever played.”

For joint leaders Deniliquin Golf Club it was an intense round with the elimination format really putting the pressure on the team in the closing holes.

"We were relying on one of our players to get the last of their 3 drives away on the final hole, and when she found the middle of the fairway, we knew we had take advantage of it by making birdie to secure the overnight lead” said PGA Professional Rodney Booth.

To keep up to date with results and updates from the Holden Scramble Championship Final on the Sunshine Coast head over to www.holdenscramble.com.au and cheer home the GRafton representatives.



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