2 May 2024

Open field takes shape as Brewer aims for four in a row

| Lyndon Keane
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Players will be aiming to avoid the bunkers when they tee off in the 2024 Weipa Goodline Open at Carpentaria Golf Club on 4-5 May. Photo: Cape York Weekly.

All eyes will be on local golfer Warren Brewer to see if he can make it four crowns on the trot when competitors tee off in the 2024 Weipa Goodline Open on 4-5 May.

The Carpentaria Golf Club greens and fairways will be a hive of activity for the event, with a strong contingent of players having already registered to vie for western Cape York golfing’s ultimate prize.

Club captain Clinton Wonfor said the course was in good shape for the big weekend of competition, adding he was excited to see whether Brewer could add this year’s Open to his 2021, 2022 and 2023 trophies.

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“I don’t think we’ve had that [winning streak] in the past, but with the number of movements of people in Weipa as well, it’s been difficult to keep consistent members,” he explained.

“It will be good if he does win a fourth time; it will be something to celebrate.

“The course is actually pretty good; with the additional rain, it’s very, very green, and it’s soft, which is good.”

In the lead-up to the weekend’s on-course action, a round of the popular Survivor Golf series will be played on 3 May, with the winners of the two-person Ambrose booking themselves a ticket for the event’s grand final in Port Douglas later in the year.

Mr Wonfor said he believed everything was in order for the club’s biggest weekend of golf for the year.

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“We’ll have Survivor on the Friday morning, with a shotgun start from 7am,” he said.

“That will go until 12pm, then the course opens for practice rounds for the Open.”

Players will tee off in the Open from 7am on both Saturday and Sunday as they contest the 36-hole event.

When asked if he could provide any tips for Open competitors, Mr Wonfor provided timeless golfing advice.

“The course looks easy, but there’s a lot of trees on the course, and it’s not as straight as it looks,” he said.

“Aim for the middle and hope for the best.”

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