Rooney wins Easter Classic
JASON Rooney was so rattled by his poor finish in the Coffs Harbour Golf Club championship he turned his back on play for a month.
Then with the Coffs Harbour Catholic Club Easter Classic fast approaching and the golf bug biting, he took a week off work to freshen up his game.
The move paid off with Rooney winning the men's title on the weekend with 85 points, four points clear of runner-up Dylan Stollery.
"Somedays you're stale while on others, everything you touch turns to gold," Rooney said of his comeback to competition.
"Having a bit of time off helped get the cobwebs out of the system."
The CCC Easter Classic was Rooney's biggest win at the club by far.
"I've won a couple of Saturday comps a fair way back but nothing like this," he said.
Rooney's card 'off the stick' was a one over par 71 on Saturday with a four over 75 the following day, for his total of 85 points.
In superb weather conditions, 527 games were played to sort out the placings with 28 clubs represented.
MEN'S LEADER BOARD PLACINGS
1 - Jason Rooney 85
2 - Dylan Stollery 81
3 - Kevin Frankland 80
4 - Dean Miller 79
WOMEN'S LEADER BOARD PLACINGS
1 - Dot Trevaskis 81
2 - Sharon Whitwam 77
3 - Marilyn Smith 76