Players teed off at 10.30am on a still, dry day with the promise of afternoon temperatures rising well above 30º.  The fairways still had excellent cover but recently t hot, dry weather had seen them harden so all players gained distance off the tee.  While most balls bounced true and reasonably straight there was still the occasional erratic bounce when a ball landed in a damaged area, often reminding us of Shane Warne’s “Ball of the Century”.  As players moved around the course the temperature crept up to the low 30º but by the time it made it to 34º everyone was back in the rooms.  On a still, very sunny day the results were;

Winner; Sherif Abdel-Sayed (27) – 38pts CB from Scott Williams (16) and Mick  Squire (5)

NTPs; 1st – Mick Nicholls Snr, 15th – Keith Hocking