Lexus of Cairns Golf Invitational 2018 - Palmer Sea Reef

The Lexus of Cairns Golf Invitational Golf Invitational moved back to Palmer Sea Reef in Port Douglas after some years away. The move proved to be successful with just under 100 guests enjoying the day and the beautiful weather that went along with it. 

Most teams found the course challenging, and with birdies hard to come by, it would come down to some good shots and good fortune here and there. The difference between second and third place was a mere 0.875 of a shot. Finishing with a nett 56.5 in third place was the team of Peter Wundersitz, Janice Wundersitz, Say Choo Lim & Glenn Abbott, who after a steady start were even par after twelve holes before they managed to get two birdies on the closing stretch. The runners up, in contrast started well to be four under par after five holes, until run of bogeys slowed their momentum. They managed to finish with a three under score to secure the second place finish. Well done to Gordon Massey, Noeleen Massey, Chris Marsh & Alex Martins who finished with 55.625. Our winners, however were never in danger after posting a ten under round that included five straight birdies to finish. Congratulations to Peter Strangman (17), Michael Reyes (6), Nils Thomson (27) & Jim Thomson (27) who had a nett 51.375 to win by more than four shots. For all the results from the day, please click on the link below, 'Download Full Results'.

In excess of $600 was raised for AFL Cape York House via the novelty hole on the 15th. Guests also had their swings recorded on the 5th hole with the results shown below with the shot tracer added...enjoy!

A record crowd of twenty six guests took place in the beginner golf lessons with two local professionals. The winners of the various sections can be seen below:

Putting Winner - Casey Dixon

Putting Runner Up - Diane Mar

Chipping Winner - Darrell Baker

Chipping Runner Up - Richelle Campbell

No one was more excited at the end of the day when Deborah May's name was drawn out as the winner of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Experience. Well done Deborah, we look forward to hosting you for what should be a fantastic event. 

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