11 June 2024

Underdog Dobson claims surprise Cooktown match play win

| Cape York Weekly
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A shameless Jamie Dobson sets the new standard by which all victory photos will now be judged following his upset match play win against club star Brent Hetaraka at Cooktown Golf Club on 8 June. Photo: Supplied.

Although it was a scheduled bye round, there were some vital match play championship games battled out at Cooktown Golf Club on 8 June.

In the main event, it could have been a pay-per-view billing with monster hitters Brent Hetaraka and Jamie Dobson going head to head on the course after a weeklong lead-up of barbs and banter being fired from both camps.

In a surprise result, underdog Dobson was too strong and toppled red-hot favourite Hetaraka in a 5 and 4 finish.

The Sam Godfrey-Roberts versus Rick Butler fight was a nip-and-tuck affair, with the game going all the way to the 18th with the former taking the win two up.

Steve Butler eked out a tough 3 and 2 win against Wal Welsh in the third match play round of the day.

Cape York Weekly has it on good authority Hetaraka was last seen in the club car park licking his wounds and plotting revenge, while Dobson was preparing to take the banter and sledging to the next level following his upset victory.

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