Smart wins Ceduna golf event

OPEN: Clinton Wearne, Barry Thompson, Max Verstappen, Peter Thompson, Andrew Xanthopoulos, Jamie Davies, John Flaherty, Andy Partington, Andrew Miller, Ricky Kavanagh, Kevin Nicholls, Les Hammance, Colin Pascoe, Chris Roberts, Tony Greenshields, Mal Fricker, Ken Doyle, Mick Stewart, Harry Verstappen, John Garrett, Bill Klaebe, Rob Carter, Brian Will, Shane Stoeker, Ian McKenzie, Dion Hissey, Gavin Haynes and Jimmy Nicholls on Sunday. Picture: Supplied
OPEN: Clinton Wearne, Barry Thompson, Max Verstappen, Peter Thompson, Andrew Xanthopoulos, Jamie Davies, John Flaherty, Andy Partington, Andrew Miller, Ricky Kavanagh, Kevin Nicholls, Les Hammance, Colin Pascoe, Chris Roberts, Tony Greenshields, Mal Fricker, Ken Doyle, Mick Stewart, Harry Verstappen, John Garrett, Bill Klaebe, Rob Carter, Brian Will, Shane Stoeker, Ian McKenzie, Dion Hissey, Gavin Haynes and Jimmy Nicholls on Sunday. Picture: Supplied

Golfers from across the state visited Ceduna over the long weekend for the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel Open.

Sponsored by the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel and Foodland, the Open consisted of the two-player ambrose on Saturday and 18-hole Open Championship on Sunday.

Players battled against windy weather on Saturday and had to contend with light rain on Sunday, however the course was in good condition after recent rains.

Saturday's ambrose results saw Jimmy Nicholls, Glen Uzzell and Shane Stoeker on net 59.5, with Andrew Parkyn and Andrew Xanthopoulos on net 61.25.

The long drive on the 18th went to Graeme 'Butch' Smart, with Peter Thompson nearest the pin on the fourth hole, Santo Caretti on the 14th and Barry Thompson on the 17th.

A total of 31 players from Victor Harbor, Beachport, Clare and the West Coast competed on Sunday.

The 2019 Open champions were Smart in the A grade, Ricky Kavanagh in the B grade and Tony Greenshields in the C grade.

Smart finished on a gross score of 71, with Andrew Miller on 76 and Gavin Haynes the handicap winner with a net score of 68.

Kavanagh's gross score of 86 won the B grade ahead of John Flaherty on 87, with Flaherty the handicap winner on net 67.

Greenshields took the C grade with a gross score of 91 and was the handicap winner on net 63, with Colin Pascoe second on 93.

Pascoe was the veterans handicap winner, with Greenshields the best visitor.

The teams event winners were Peter Thompson, Barry Thompson and Kavanagh with a net score of 211.

This weekend sees the captain's team take on the president's team in a stableford competition.