10 May 2024

Weipa’s Hutton, Lowrey claim golden tickets for Survivor Golf big dance

| Lyndon Keane
Start the conversation

Gingerman and Robin – aka Brock Lowrey and Jamie Hutton – toast their one-stroke win in the Weipa round of the Survivor Golf Series on Friday afternoon. Photo: Lyndon Keane.

There were champagne showers and absolute scenes at Carpentaria Golf Club on 3 May when the dynamic duo of Gingerman and Robin booked their golden tickets to the Survivor Golf grand final in December.

The team – better known as Weipa locals Brock Lowrey and Jamie Hutton – was too good over the 18-hole event, managing to hold off the fast-finishing pairing of Warren Brewer and Peter Anderson, who looked set to send the showdown to a playoff on the penultimate hole.

Needing a birdie to lock the scores, Anderson nearly sank a stunning 10-metre putt on the 18th hole, but the shot painfully lipped out to hand Lowrey and Hutton victory.

Jess Stecko sends a long putt from the fringe of the green during Survivor Golf action on 3 May. Photo: Lyndon Keane.

Lowrey said the neyt 10-under result represented his best effort on the course since moving to Weipa about five years ago.

“This is the best golf I’ve played in my time up here in Weipa,” he said.

“Drivers going long and straight, and putts were dropping.

“It’s awesome for the two of us to represent Weipa; Jamie’s been here 10-odd years [and] this is my fifth-odd year.”

Hutton said he had taken some confidence into the tournament after a number of impressive practice rounds.

“I’m so pumped,” he explained.

“Brock and I both had a couple of practice rounds getting ready for today, and we were very happy with how we were hitting them.”

Teams took to the Carpentaria Golf Club fairways in a “tournament with a purpose” when they teed off in the Weipa round of the 2024 Survivor Golf Series on Friday morning. Photo: Lyndon Keane.

After experiencing exponential growth since its inception three years ago, Survivor Golf founder and chief executive officer Dave Cameron said the “tournament with a purpose” continued to use golf as a mechanism to spread mental health awareness both on the course and across the communities qualifying rounds were played in.

“We feel that Survivor Golf is one of the cleanest, exciting amateur golf tournaments in Australia, but when people learn the reasons behind Survivor Golf, they get really excited to contribute and play,” he said.

“Survivor Golf is a tournament with a purpose, and that’s about raising awareness for mental health.

“We make amateurs feel like professionals; the format allows the opportunity for everyone who stands on the first tee the chance to win the tournament.

“We weren’t going to miss the opportunity to have our golf tournament here in Weipa.”

Warren Brewer watches Choppers teammate Peter Anderson attempt a long putt that would have sent Friday’s Survivor Golf round in Weipa to a playoff. Photo: Lyndon Keane.

Graham Dyer watches his tee shot down the sixth fairway at Carpentaria Golf Club on 3 May. Photo: Lyndon Keane.

Darren Corke and Dave Freiberg were the standout winners of the competition’s best dressed prize. Photo: Lyndon Keane.

Start the conversation

Cape York Weekly

Subscribe to get the latest edition of Cape York Weekly in your inbox each Monday.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Cape York Weekly's terms and conditions and privacy policy.