A PARTNERSHIP which came together on the eve of the tournament gelled instantly to be the surprise winners of the 2013 Evans Bowl at Crow Nest Park.
James Burke was still looking for a playing partner during the evening celebrations on the eve of the club’s Pro-Am, when Mally Ozanne overheard his comments and agreed to play.
The pair went on to claim top spot with an unbeatable nett 61.4, beating runners-up Chris Stirk and Ian Moxon by 3.2 shots.
Dennis McAullife and Paul Morrison also shot 64.6, but lost out on the countback.
It was Ozanne’s first major success and qualifies him to play in Crow Nest’s annual Masters competition.
The sixth annual Crow Nest Park Pro-Am produced a record-breaking field of 28 competing teams.
The event attracted professional golfers from all over the region and the course lived up to expectations.
Course knowledge paid off as home players dominated the prizes.
Team winners were Simon Thacker (Crow Nest Park) and S Howard and A Harper (both Willow Valley) with 15 under par, and runners-up were the Crow Nest Park team of Alan Hollingworth, Uma Maisuria and Paul Morrison, who finished on 12 under par.
Winner of the Professionals’ individual competition was Crow Nest Park’s resident teaching professional Gareth Evans, on 66.
It was his second consecutive victory having won last year with the same score. Second was Stirrup’s professional, Craig Fricker, on 67.