Houdini act leads to title Qld Foursomes

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Tam Reid, Jo Malone, Zach Maxwell, Lewis Hoath

Qld state representatives Lewis Hoath (Emerald Lakes) and Zach Maxwell (Virginia) have performed a golfing Houdini act to win the 2019 Qld Men & Foursomes Championship at Wynnum Golf Club.

Starting with their 36-hole adventure on the short par 4 1st hole, Hoath beat their first drive, causing the team to scramble to make a bogey. Two double bogeys in their first 5 holes had the chances of the couple losing a girls foursome title.

However, an impressive ten birdies (and no bogeys) in the subsequent 31 holes made them remarkably run out of three-shot winners.

Redcliffe brothers Richard and Michael Cook, along with regular participants Matt Pitty (Riverlakes) and Ben Stieler (Brookwater) walked the road through the morning and placed 3 par-rounds of 67.

Despite a strong start in the afternoon, two-time champions Pitty and Stieler dropped dramatically – a triple bogey 8 on the 13th cruel opportunity to etch their name on the trophy for a third time in 5 years, eventually settling for third place.

Unfortunately for the Cook brothers, they were unable to fully capture the magic of the first 18 holes, as a 1 in 71 second round ensured that they finished in second place with a 2 under total of 138.

The father and son combination of Colin and Justin McCormack (Gailes) proved to be too consistent because their 69 and 68 rounds appeared as 36-hole Nett winners, passing Nudgee pair Mick Newell and Tyler West with 2 shots.

A planning clash limited the women's field to only seven pairs, but that didn't dampen the Tam Reid (Bribie Island) and Jo Malone & # 39; s (Peregian) celebrations because their rounds of 81 and 76 were rewarded with the Qld Women & # 39; s Foursomes Championship of 2019.

Reid and Malone became 4th in the last 2 years and were excited to finally finish on the podium in 2019.

Playing partners Megan Bell (Riverlakes) and Rosita Van Kuilenburg (McLeod), who led the championship after the opening round, did not go home empty-handed and claimed the Nett event on a total of 149.

The combined field of 138, after fighting against suffocating conditions during the day, praised the condition of the Wynnum course. As with most of Southeast Queensland, the club struggled during the dry weather of the past few months, with the rains of the past week giving a welcome relief and a fresh green hue.

Thanks must go to the club to host another successful tournament and players look forward to returning to the "House of Qld Foursomes" in 2020.

Follow the link to the event page for all scores – https://bit.ly/2TvfeAV Blonde19459005]

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