Tournament Time at Lismore

Posted on 07/03/18

by Mitchell Craig (Northern Star)

SOME of the best golfers on the Northern Rivers will turn out for the Easter tournament at the Lismore Workers Golf Club on 30th to 31st March.

Byron Bay golfer Matt Crandell won it last year and is likely to be back again along with Ballina teenager Jay Mackenzie who won it in 2016.

Lismore junior Jack Robertson is the current club champion and will also play before he heads to Perth next month for the Australian Boys Amateur Championship.

"Tournaments like this are a great benefit to kids like Jack and it will get him in that competitive environment,” event organiser Peter Jaeger said.

"He plays off scratch and a good performance is what he needs here leading into the Australian titles.

"Jay has won it before and he was runner-up again last year behind Matt Crandell.

"Matt has been a very consistent golfer in the region for many years and he's always knocking on the door. He can adapt to different courses and that makes him a threat in most tournaments he plays in.”

About 400 golfers are expected to take part over a busy two days of competition.

The Easter tournament is a drawcard for the Lismore club and has strong roots as a major event on the Northern Rivers.

There will also be a junior and senior champion along with other handicap and nett winners.

"We'll have some good players here from Brisbane and Sydney that weekend but you don't have to be a club champion to play in it,” Jaeger said.

"The quality of the field is always good and it's structured in a way that's fair to everyone and it's one of the few 36-hole tournaments on the Northern Rivers.”

Entries are open until 25th March, with morning and afternoon tee-off times available.

Golfers can enter by email to pcreary@summerland.com.au or Peter Jaeger in the club Pro Shop on 66216016.

The NRDGA acknowledges the Northern Star for the use of this article.

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