Laidley hosts its classic golf competition

Wendy O'Connell from Wantima was the Ladies Classic gross overall winner, pictured with overall nett winner Bronwen Harvey. Picture: JESSE HAMILTON

The Laidley Golf Club hosted two exceptional golfing events in March, beginning with the Men’s Classic on the 16th and 17th, followed by the Women’s Classic on the 21st and 22nd of the month.

The two-day golfing competitions had player representation from 30 different clubs for the men’s and 16 different for the women’s, with a total prize pool of over $10,000 for both competitions.

Brad Dowling from Southport secured the overall gross winner trophy, with promising up and comer Will Nielsen from Laidley taking out the overall nett winner award.

In the women’s classic, Wendy O’Connell from Wantima went back-to-back, becoming the gross overall winner for her sixth time at Laidley.

Bronwen Harvey from Bulimba secured the overall nett winner with a score of 145 to Wendy’s 166.

Wendy O’Connell said despite the tricky overcast conditions, she was more than pleased to wrap up her sixth title on a course that suits her style of play.

“I was tickled pink with how I played, especially with the wind on the first day, it was very hard conditions,” she said.

“For a country club, this is a brilliant course, it suits me because it doesn’t have a lot of hazards because if you have a lot of hazards, that means you’ve got to have more maintenance.

“I chip and run, and that suits my game.”