From The Rough

Updated: Jan 16, 2020

The 2020 Morcom Cup, Champion of Champions and ladies 36 Hole Stroke Championships took place at Devonport Country Club last Weekend. The windy conditions on Saturday made scoring difficult, despite the golf course being in outstanding condition. The weather on Sunday improved but scoring was still tough.

Thirty-nine men contested the Morcom Cup and Launceston’s Greg Longmore took the first-round lead after shooting a two over par 72. One stroke back on 73 was Wynyard’s Brayden Field with Jack Lakin another shot further back on 74. On Sunday in near perfect conditions Longmore held onto his lead shooting one over par 71 in the second round and following it up with a 74 in the final round to win the event by one shot from Field who shot 72 in the morning and followed it up with a 73 in the afternoon.

Longmore also took out the Champion of Champion event with a 36-hole total of 145. The 54-hole net went to Launceston’s Chris Watson shooting rounds of 71,70 and 66. Nic Matthewson counted out Darren Hicks to take runner up with rounds of 71,74, and 73.

Sarah Johnstone, Stephanie McCoy (Sponsor) and Greg Longmore

26 women from the North and North West contested the Subway Ladies 36 Hole Stroke and after the first round Ulverstone’s Sarah Johnstone held a 5-stroke lead scoring 77 gross from Mowbray’s Jorjah Bailey on 82. Local player Maureen Walton had the best nett for the 1st round on 69.

Johnstone maintained her lead after Sunday’s second eighteen with a round of 80 to take the 36 Hole event from Bailey on 82. Combined round scores were 157 to 164. Devonport Country Club’s Helen Plaister had the best nett 2nd round with 71.

In the 36 Hole Nett Division 1 event Bailey 152 was narrowly successful from Ulverstone’s Tailah Mowat 153 and Division 2 went to Ella Murray Williams 144 from the Prospect Club from Maureen Walton 148.

Johnstone won both 1st and 2nd round gross events.

Bailey topped off a successful day also winning the Junior Girl’s trophy while Judy Glozier from DCC won the 18 Holes competition with 79.

Coming Events:

Sunday 19th January – Battlescares Foundation are running a golf day at the Devonport Country Club to raise funds for the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal. The competition is a 4 Person Ambrose and the cost is $140 per team.

To enter contact Mark Astell on 0400450611.

Sunday 2nd February – Thirlstane Golf Club 2020 Captains Presidents Day. The Competition will be a Mixed Canadian 10am shotgun start. Cost is $10 per person.

To enter contact the club on 6428 6488.

8th and 9th February - GNW Championships to be held at Devonport Country Club.

Entry Forms available from Golf Clubs or

7th to 11th February – WGT-NW Championships to be held at Devonport Country Club. Entry Forms available from Golf Clubs or

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