10 May 2023

Far North golfers gearing up for Weipa Open

| Matt Nicholls
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Cairns Open winner Matt Spilsbury is the early favourite.

A CRACK field of 84 golfers will take to the Carpentaria Golf Club on the weekend for the annual Goodline Weipa Open.

With the course looking its best following a big wet season, organisers are predicting low scores over the two days.

Club president Dave Morgan said the Open weekend was the highlight of the calendar.

“It’s our biggest event of the year are we are forever grateful to Goodline for supporting it,” he said.

“We’ve got some very good visiting golfers from Cairns this year, which will add to the quality of the event.”

Multiple Cairns Open winner Matt Spilsbury is considered the early favourite to win.

He plays off a handicap of +1 and should be capable of going low. His travelling partner Ross Argent is also a low handicapper and should be thereabouts.

Former club manager and Cairns PGA pro Anton Booy will also play in the event.

Of the locals, reigning champ Warren Brewer dusted off the clubs on Sunday and will give himself a chance of making it three in a row.

Matt Slade, Jamie Hutton and Steve Wust are the other local hopes.

The Goodline Weipa Open officially begins on Friday night with welcome drinks and the running of the Calcutta, which is judged on the nett winner of the men’s A-grade.

The women’s field is down on quality this year, but visiting champion Michelle Field is back to defend her crown.

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