YOUNGEST ON COURSE: Jesse George played beyond his years.
YOUNGEST ON COURSE: Jesse George played beyond his years. Adam Mccleery

Scrambling for victory at major golf tournament

THE largest and most successful pro-amateur team's event in Australia held its second round at the Gayndah Golf Club on Sunday.

The Holden Scramble is in its 23rd year and Gayndah teams were right in the mix for victory going in to the final stage.

Jesse George, Sean Allen, James Duncan and Jeremy Zahl finished second for the day after posting a score of 54.

Allen recorded the longest drive for the day and the youngest competitor Jesse George recorded seven from 16 pin shots.

A single point separated second and first place with the team of Brent Chambers, Peter Ulcoq, Kevin Gibson and Bevan Young posting a healthy score of 53 to move onto the next stage of the competition.

Allen is a seasoned tournament player while his younger counterparts are still on the rise however all four players demonstrated fine form on the day.

"We're hoping to do better here on our home course," Allen said.

The cold winds subsided just long enough for the players to be treated to a picture perfect day of golf.

Teeing off in a scattered format each team started on a different hole before completing full rounds of the course with Ambrose rules stipulating that only one shot per player per hole was allowed.

Once on the green any player could take the putt and James Duncan was in fine form.

"We had a good day and I landed some good long puts," Duncan said.

Sunday's performance was better than their previous outing at the Murgon competition.

"We had a great day," Allen said

"A lot better than in Murgon."

The format for the tournament was four ball Ambrose with rules that encourage teams of four to use strategic thinking in order to gain their best results.

The winner of Sundays round move on to the next stage of the competition.

According to club President Mick Coulsen the winners will likely be headed to Pelican Waters on the Sunshine Coast.

"The players qualify here then move on to regional finals in either the North or the South of the state." Mr Coulsen said


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