Dale wins title for second time
DALE Mullins hit an eagle on the second day on the second hole on the way to winning his second Warwick Golf Club A-grade title at the weekend.
He was the major winner in the annual championships, along with ladies A-grade winner Sam Hinze.
After winning his first title in 2008, Mullins led by four strokes after the first two rounds on the first weekend of play and increased his lead to eight after another 36 holes at the weekend.
He finished with 293, 17 over par across four rounds with a best round of 69, 10 days ago.
The margin could have been greater as he led by 12 shots with seven holes to play on Sunday before stumbling a shade to win by eight. Mullins plays off a handicap of three and had six birdies and an eagle in 72 holes.
His worst hole was the 13th yesterday where he had a double bogey after sand-bunker problems.
Junior player Luke Munro was runner-up with a score of 301. Shane Reid was third with a four-round score of 325.
Warwick Golf Club president Don Stewart said with the longer grass on course after irrigation and recent rain, players did not get as much run on the ball and scores were higher than in some years.
“The excellent condition of the course is appreciated by the players,” Stewart said.
Hinze won her second successive ladies A-grade title with a four-round score of 311.
Anna Cox was the 2008 champion and finished runner-up this year. Dian Macdonald was third.
In B-grade competitions, Wayne Walters won the men’s with a gross of 322, a score which would have beaten some of the A-grade players.
New member Shaun O’Leary is better known for his cricket and rugby league pursuits, but showed his class hitting a little white ball to win C grade by three shots from fellow footballer Arnold Alldridge.
Jill Barnes won the ladies B grade with a score of 366.
Club captain Stuart Wade won the men’s masters title with a score of 330.
Pamela Kerr won the ladies C grade with a score of 435. She played consistent golf as her four rounds were between 107 and 111.
The ladies’ veterans title was won by Dian Macdonald with scores of 88, 92, 90 and 87.