7 June 2024

Hetaraka claims overall Cooktown golf championship honours

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Daniel Biddle does not look happy to be approached by the paparazzi after claiming the 2024 Cooktown Golf Club C-grade championship, but we are sure he is celebrating on the inside. Photo: Supplied.

Brent Hetaraka has been crowned the king of Cooktown Golf Club after securing overall club champion and A-grade champion honours for 2024.

Hetaraka was too good in the A-grade division, firing a final round of 73 off the stick to post a championship total of 146 and claim the silverware.

A final round gross 81 and total of 159 was enough for Graham Burton to secure the B-grade win, while the in-form Daniel Biddle took the C-grade chocolates with a gross 94 final round and total of 188.

Players teed off in the Sovereign Resort June Medal on 1 June, with Biddle (gross 93/nett 63) claiming the first spot on the podium, ahead of Wal Welsh (gross 84/nett 65) and Eddie Cridland (gross 89/nett 66).

Jack Bradley tasted nearest to the pin success on 2/11, with Hetaraka made the most of a left-cut pin to put his name on the green marker on 9/18.

A club spokesperson said the 2024 Cooktown Open would be held on 28-29 June, with two $10,000 hole-in-one prizes set to tantalise competitors.

“With only a month before our open, we still have plenty of spots available, and there’s $5,000 in prizes from Drummond Golf, Ping, Taylor Made and Callaway, plus two $10,000 hole-in-one prizes courtesy of FNQiB,” they said.

“You have to be in it to win it.”

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