10 May 2023

New year, same result at Goodline Weipa Open

| Matt Nicholls
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Warren Brewer in action on Saturday. Picture: Leigh Allender.

WARREN Brewer and Michelle Field continue to have a firm grip on the Goodline Weipa Open after they both registered their third win in a row on the weekend.

Brewer, who moved to Weipa just before his first Open victory in 2021, was able to beat a strong men’s field with scores of 75 and 80 to win by two strokes.

“I certainly didn’t play my best golf,” a humble Brewer said after Sunday’s round.

He wasn’t alone as most golfers struggled to break their handicap in hot conditions at the Carpentaria Golf Club.

Field, one of several visiting players from Mossman, was five strokes off the lead on Saturday night but produced her best when it counted to win the women’s Open from local Jay Murray.

She beat her previous day’s score by nine strokes to card 80 off the stick and ended up winning by five shots after Murray struggled to find her rhythm.

“It’s always a great weekend in Weipa and when we get back to Mossman we’ll start looking at airfares for next year,” Field said.

Women’s winner Michelle Field in action on the green.

The men’s A-grade nett prize – which also determined the winners of the lucrative Calcutta – was just as hotly contested.

Jamie Hutton produced two consistent rounds of nett 73 and 70 to be a joint winner with Ross Craven, who carded 72 and 71.

However, Hutton was deemed the winner on a countback, while the cash was split in the Calcutta.

Club president Dave Morgan thanked the sponsors, especially major partner Goodline, and paid special tribute to superintendent Steve Jensen, who had the fairways and greens in great condition after a massive wet season.

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