Success for Cup

Smithton’s Owen Hampson tees off on Sunday. Picture: Ashleigh Force. (Below) Clark Windows Nut Cup champion Matthew Kay is congratulated by Stanley Golf Club president John Bott for his win at the weekend.

Golf. “A brilliant weekend of golf” culminated in the Clark Windows Nut Cup winner announced, as golfers from across the state joined the competition.

Now in its 78th year, Matthew Kay – the son of 1963 champion Merv Kay – followed in his father’s footsteps to win the title on 131 points.

Stanley Golf Club captain Rodney House and vice captain Tony Bransden both commended the efforts of all golfers over the long-weekend event.

“It was reasonably tough going with the wind,” Bransden said. “But overall it was a really good competition.”

The WT House Beta Home Living Veterans Cup kicked off the weekend’s events on Thursday with Burnie’s Gerrard Male taking 41 points and an array of sponsor prizes with him. Bransden followed, winning the runner-up title on 40 points.

Saturday saw the Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park Four Ball Best Ball (4BBB) event take place with a full field of 88 players competing.

“Saturday was just brilliant,” Bransden said.

Two Wynyard players – K Young and C Barker – took out the title on 48 points.

The main event was played over two days on Sunday and Monday.

“We were lucky with just a bit of drizzle,” Bransden said of Stanley’s changing conditions.

Veteran and 2013 Cup winner Don Bugg was crowned runner up with a net of 134 points, while local Ben Elliott took out the open scratch on 138 points, with Cameron Allen of Ulverstone runner up on 147 points.

Stanley Golf Club thanked all involved for the “smooth running” weekend and sponsors for their contributions.

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