Big-hitting Hissey secures Kimba stroke victory

A countback was needed to split a choked field when 12 competitors battled for oncourse honours in the Eyre Peninsula Tribune stroke event at Kimba Golf Club on May 12.

The 18-hole event doubled as the second qualifying round for the 2018 Club Championship, with players finding themselves challenged by a course starting to show the first signs of green following recent rain across the district.

In only his second outing of the season, the big-hitting Shaun Hissey dusted off his clubs to card a net score of 74, which was enough to secure the chocolates with a one-stroke victory.

Five players finished their round with 75 net, meaning a countback was required before Damien Jericho was able to be crowned runner-up ahead of birthday boy Phil Klingberg, Ron Havelberg, Dave Cummings and Lyndon Keane.

Teeing off in an early group, Clint Powell had his radar dialled in to claim the Kimba Motor Bodies Eagle Shot on hole 13, while Jericho rounded out a solid day on the course by bagging the Murray Pest Control Pin Shot on the seventh hole.

Keane took advantage of a tailwind to win the C.L. and M.E. Milton Long Drive on the par-four fourth hole.

All eyes were on the 2018 President’s Cup leader board when players arrived at the clubhouse on Saturday morning to find All the President’s Men boasting a narrow lead over the Back Nine Bandits

All eyes were on the 2018 President’s Cup leader board when players arrived at the clubhouse on Saturday morning to find All the President’s Men boasting a narrow lead over the Back Nine Bandits.

With less than a point separating teams, the pressure is on for consistent performances as both outfits vie to get their hands on the head-turning trophy that will be presented at season’s end.

There will be a third opportunity to qualify for the 2018 Eatts Trophy on May 19 when competitors tee off in the Kimba IGA Stableford at 11.30am, with golfers asked to be at the clubhouse to register by 11.15am.