Open winner Tim Hyland mastered the blustery winds best of all and captured the crown. Photo: Gemima Harvey
Open winner Tim Hyland mastered the blustery winds best of all and captured the crown. Photo: Gemima Harvey

Hyland doubles up to take out tournament

CLASSY Bonville golfer Tim Hyland made it two in a row when he took out the 2014 North Coast Amateur Open title by two strokes at Coffs Harbour Golf Club.

Hyland mastered the difficult, blustery conditions to finish with an outstanding second round card of 73.

The eventual winner stayed consistent over the two days to finish the 36-hole event with a score of 148.

Runner-up was Nathan Mann, from Longyard Golf Club, who held out Nathan Trezise, of Brisbane Golf Club, on a countback.

Each carded 150 and the pair was followed into the clubhouse by Grant Skinner on 151 and Tom Major with 152.

Chris Spencer was the overall nett winner.

The North Coast Ladies Classic was extended when Amelia Mehmet-Grohn and Horton Park visitor Annabel Harris were tied on 168 at the end of the regular 36 holes.

Rising star Amelia Mehmet-Grohn won the Ladies Classic in a three-hole shoot-out. contributed.
Rising star Amelia Mehmet-Grohn won the Ladies Classic in a three-hole shoot-out. contributed.

The three-hole playoff was another nail-biting affair, with Mehmet-Grohn holding on.

She shot consecutive rounds of 84, while Harris posted 85 and 83.

Third place went to Port Macquarie golfer Lily Baker with a total of 173, while fourth place went to Trish Nance of Cabramatta after a card of 175.

This year's Coffs Cup was again a fantastic tournament.

Restricted to golfers on handicaps of six to 13, the event concluded with four players separated by just one shot.

Coffs Harbour's Joe Roach probably thought his chances had gone after a nett 78 on day one.

However, his second round 65 nett saw him post a winning total of 143.

It was a three-way tie for second. After a countback, another local, Troy Goddard, took second prize for his best-ever finish.

Filling the minor placings were Gailes Golf Club visitors James Gobley and James Hoare. Gross winner was Chris Paynter.

The Coffs Plate is a stableford event and a second round 40 points gave Scott Thompson from Stonecutters Ridge the win on a countback from Coffs player Sam Phillips. Adrian Clark took out third.



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