UP AND DOWN: Ray Darragh, of Beaudesert, blasts out of a sandtrap during the Lismore Pro-Am yesterday
UP AND DOWN: Ray Darragh, of Beaudesert, blasts out of a sandtrap during the Lismore Pro-Am yesterday

Bonhomme sizzles to victory at seven under

By GLEN SCOTT

THE star golfers came, they saw and they conquered at the $22,000 Lismore Workers Club and Professional Investment Services Pro-Am yesterday, with Japanese Tour card holder Andrew Bonhomme winning with a sizzling seven-under-par 63. Bonhomme won by one shot over up-and-coming professional Ewen Porter, with European card holder Steve Bowditch and Jason Ashcroft equal third with rounds of 65. Sport has a way of turning convention on its ear, producing the unexpected and creating fairytales. But there were no real 'smokies' among the leading results, with Bonhomme in control despite an outstanding 18 holes from Porter. Daryl Riley was the best of the amateurs with 41 stableford points, edging out Neville Graham on 40. Christina Samtin prevailed in the ladies section while Lismore club champion Steve Morrissey, the brother of Perth's Kennedy Bay professional Scott Morrissey, shot a 69 to finish fifth in the nett event. In warm conditions, the local gallery was treated to outstanding golf from start to finish, with a standard of play seldom seen in the region. Lismore Workers Golf Club professional Peter Jaeger was over the moon with the success of the tournament, receiving a glowing report card from the visiting pros.



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