Blues supporters happy to concede first goal tonight
UPDATE 5pm: Josh and Chris Hynes had a 59 to win the best nett on a countback from Kris McLennan and Brandon Landrigan in State of Origin golf at the Warwick Golf Club
McLennan and Landrigan lose the countback and won the best nett Queensland. The best nett New South Wales went to father-and-son team, Tom Brown and Barry Brown jnr.
The best nett ladies team was Majella Kahler and Jan Byrne in blue.
The Challenge Score between the two states was won by Queensland by 13 points.
The fund raiser for facilities at the Warwick Golf Club attracted 88 players and was put on due to the second Origin game being on a Sunday night.
The event was sponsored by Warren Webster from Elders Insurance.
In the battle between the most talkative Blues fan, Terry Bennett and his wife Vicki, and Queensland mother and son team Mary and Simon Young, the Queenslanders won with a long putt by Simon on the first hole and keep their game intact to win head to head against the two Blues.
The Bennetts won the best dressed buggy to give the Blues at least one win in Sydney and Warwick on State of Origin Day.
EARLIER: State of Origin day started early at the Warwick Golf Club, 11am to be exact.
While all of the players in some groups were wearing maroon, it looked like the real origin battle on the first where New South Wales fans Terry and Vicki Bennett were under pressure from Maroons pair, Mary Young and son Simon late Sunday morning.
Terry said his team, the Blues, would be happy to give Queensland an early goal as happened on the first in his group on Sunday.
"Simon hit a 30 foot putt to par the first hole and we were one over,” Bennett said.
After representing Queensland and Australia in hockey and winning a silver medal in hurdling at national championship level, Simon looked like he was determined to keep the Blues in check at golf with the hope it is a good omen for the footy on Sunday night.
As for Terry Bennett, only the Blues can win and he even wore his New South Wales police cap from his days in the force to be all blue.
The Bennetts did up their buggy with all the Queenslanders happy to concede the best dressed buggy award if it meant a Maroons win in Sydney on Sunday night.