10 May 2023

Brewer, Field go back-to-back in Goodline Weipa Open

| Matt Nicholls
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2022 Weipa Open champion Warren Brewer.

WARREN Brewer and Michelle Field have made it back-to-back wins in the Goodline Weipa Open after triumphing in the men’s and women’s divisions on the weekend.

Brewer, playing off a handicap of one, was all level at the halfway mark before producing a clutch Sunday round to win by six strokes.

Mossman up-and-comer Wayne Christensen had to settle for second place in the men’s field.

For Field, the result was never in doubt. The low-handicapper from Mossman in superb touch all weekend with gross rounds of 82 and 82 to win by a massive 31 strokes.

The women’s nett was much closer, with Field beating local Viv Chan by just one shot.

The men’s A-grade nett was won by club captain Jamie Hutton.

Brewer played down his win but was happy that he beat his 2021 score by one stroke.

He said the course was in great condition and the greens extremely quick after superintendent Steve Jensen went to work on the roller.

“I’m surprised I had a better score than last year because the conditions were tough,” he said.

“The wind was out on Sunday and the greens were hard and fast.”

The champion said the 13th hole was a pivotal one in what had been a matchplay-like final round.

“I was up by a few shots but he had just pegged one back off me and then he lost his ball out of bounds,” Brewer said, referring to Christensen.

“It gave me a handy lead and I was able to play within myself and not take too many risks for the rest of the round.”

Hutton was full of praise for many on Sunday night, including Brewer, who produced some great golf.

“The Mossman golfers who came to support the club are very much appreciated by everyone in Weipa,” he said.

“To fly up and support our event is something we won’t forget and we hope we can return the favour by supporting your Open later in the year.”

Meanwhile, in the Cairns Open, held in wet conditions, Weipa junior Tom Whittle finished runner-up by a stroke in the A-grade men.

Get this week’s paper for the Weipa Open picture spread.


A-grade men gross winner
Warren Brewer (78, 76: 154)

A-grade men gross runner-up
Wayne Christensen (78, 82: 160)

A-grade men nett winner
Jamie Hutton (72, 78: 150)

A-grade men nett runner-up
Warren Brewer (77, 75: 152)

A-grade men Saturday winner
Jamie Hutton (82-10-72)

A-grade men Sunday winner
Warren Brewer (76-1-75)

Div 1 women gross winner
Michelle Field (82, 82: 164)

Div 1 women gross runner-up
Rachael Byrne (95, 100: 195)

Div 1 women nett winner
Michelle Field (80, 80: 160)

Div 1 women nett runner-up
Viv Chan (84, 77: 161)

Div 1 women Saturday winner
Michelle Field (82-2-80)

Div 1 women Sunday winner
Viv Chan (95-18-77)

B-grade men gross winner
Peter Ross (93, 84: 177)

B-grade gross runner-up
David Morgan (89, 92: 182)

B-grade men nett winner
Peter Ross (81, 72: 153)

B-grade men nett runner-up
Tanner Granzien (78, 76: 154)

B-grade men Saturday winner
David Morgan (89-12-77)

B-grade men Sunday winner
Peter Ross (84-12-72)

Div 2 women gross winner
Pris Freeman (112-98-210)

Div 2 women gross runner-up
Jess Stecko (116, 105: 221)

Div 2 women nett winner
Katrina Rawlinson (68, 81: 149)

Div 2 women nett runner-up
Giembra Busmer (80, 77: 157)

Div 2 women Saturday winner
Katrina Rawlinson (108-40-68)

Div 2 women Sunday winner
Pris Freeman (98-21-77)

C-grade men gross winners
Michael Hall (94, 98: 192)
Glenn Egan (93, 99; 192)

C-grade men nett winner
Jon Dall (71, 76: 147)

C-grade men nett runner-up
Michael Hall (74, 78: 152)

C-grade men Saturday winner
Jon Dall (103-32-71)

C-grade men Sunday winner
Jon Dall (108-32-76)

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