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25 April, 2022

Low handicappers chase Weipa Open

The biggest golf event in Cape York tees off this weekend.

By Matt Nicholls

Reigning champion Warren Brewer will have some strong competition at this weekend’s Weipa Open.

AROUND 70 players from across Queensland will take to the Carpentaria Golf Club on the weekend for the annual Goodline Weipa Open.

Club captain Jamie Hutton said nominations had been strong for the Cape’s biggest golf event but hoped wet weather would stay away this week to allow some visitors to drive up for the two-day tournament.

“We are going to create a stand-by list so if anyone still wants to nominate they should because I think we might lose a few players due to the road conditions,” he said.

“As it stands, the nominations for the men’s events are terrific, with some really good A-graders and decent field sizes for both A-grade and B-grade.

“There aren’t as many C-grade men as previous years and the women’s divisions are also down on numbers.”

Reigning champion Warren Brewer will be out to defend his crown but will have some hot competition, Hutton said.

A number of low handicappers have put in their nominations for the Weipa Open, including Dave Cameron, Casey Dunn and Wayne Christensen.

The Goodline Weipa Open clashes with the Cairns Open with some players staying south.

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