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TOUGH DAY FOR HUNTER GOLFERS

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A tough second day for Jake Higginbottom and Leigh McKechnie, at the Port Macquarie Pro Am. The Hunter golfers were first and second respectively heading into the final round… But McKechnie finished on one under, and Higginbottom at even par – both well short of eventual champion Matt Millar, on five under. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

MATT MILLAR TAKES OUT PORT MACQUARIE PRO-AM

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Canberra’s Matt Millar has won the Port Macquarie Pro-Am, after finishing five under par. While Rory Bourke and Anthony Summers came in runners up, just one stroke behind. Read More »

JAKE HIGGINBOTTOM LEADS AFTER ROUND 1 OF PORT MACQUARIE PRO-AM

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Jake Higginbottom is in the lead after day one of the Port Macquarie Pro-Am. The Hunter-local is sitting on -4, followed by Leigh McKechnie, Anthony Summers and Matt Millar on -3. Read More »

PORT MACQUARIE PRO-AM BOASTS STRONG FIELD

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Port Macquarie will be home to some of the country’s best golfers this week for the Better Homes Pro-Am. Organisers say the field is the strongest they’ve seen in years. Read More »

BRIGHT YOUNG GOLF STARS COMING TO KEW

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Some of the state’s brightest young golf stars will tee off at Kew Country Club next month for the Jack Newton North Coast Junior Masters. For many young players, the prestigious tournament is a pathway to an elite career. Read More »

DODT TAKES OUT THAILAND CLASSIC

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Hunter-based golfer Andrew Dodt has produced a flawless final round at the Thailand Classic to win the $2.5-million tournament by one shot. The 29-year-old carded five birdies in his 67, then faced a nervous wait on the 18th. Local favourite Thongchai Jaidee needed this putt to drop, to force a playoff. “Cheering and yelling then commentator saying ‘No, not to be.” The tournament – which is part of the European Tour – is Dodt’s first win in four years, and comes after he had to endure qualifying school last November. “To be honest losing my card two years ago was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. It’s unbelievable, a dream come true.” (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

LOCAL GOLFERS LEADING AT LADIES MASTERS

Competition has been tight in the Ladies Masters at Royal Pines this afternoon. Local golfers hit great scores, but international champions are close behind. Read More »

SU OH GAINS SLIGHT LEAD IN LADIES MASTERS

Victorian teenager Su Oh is the clubhouse leader after an eagle on her last hole on the opening day of the Ladies Masters. Oh made four birdies and an eagle on her last seven holes to charge to a one-shot lead over England’s Holly Clyburn. Read More »

INTERNATIONALS LEADING THE WAY AT LAKE MACQUARIE AMATEUR

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A Canadian and a Kiwi are joint leaders following day one of the Lake Macquarie Men’s Amateur at Belmont. The Vintage’s Matthew Farley and Belmont’s own Shawn O’Malley are the best of the Hunter golfers, but everyone is chasing Corey Connors and Luke Toomey. Read More »

SYDNEY-SIDER IN CONTROL AT THE LAKE MACQUARIE WOMEN’S AMATEUR

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Sydney’s Shelly Shin remains on course to claim this year’s Lake Macquarie Women’s Amateur, thanks to a third round 70. Shin now sits three shots clear of second placed Karis Davidson from the Gold Coast, who had a 68 on day three. Western Australia’s Hannah Green finished two under the card to move into outright third, closely followed by New Zealand’s Chantelle Cassidy and round one tournament leader, Rebecca Kay. Read More »

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