Par challenge keeps Karratha players on their toes

Vivien KamenPilbara News

There was apprehension among Karratha golfers on Saturday when they dug in for the challenge of a par competition.

Players are scored in pluses, squares or minuses with the result of each hole based on their handicap-adjusted score.

About 50 golfers attended for the Karratha Golf Club for the event and members welcomed new player Anna Joyce, originally from Southern Cross.

The winner for the day, who had +1 on a countback, was Trevor Kawadza.

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Lynda Giles came second, also with +1, and Michael Williams was third with a square score.

Sunan Ong-Arch claimed both the ladies’ long drive and nearest the pin on the 5th prizes. The men’s long drive winner was Luke Johns, nearest the pin on the 8th went to Peter Newbold and Karl Payne won the longest putt on the 7th.

Tony Knowlson took home best gross score for the day as well as best second shot on the 4th, and Aaron Dykes claimed best third shot on the 3rd.

Karratha Golf Club has also started running junior clinics on Fridays at 5pm for $5 per player.

For more information or to register, go to the Karratha Golf Club Facebook page.

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