Beaudesert Golf Club hosts 192 contenders for the Beaudesert Cup

RESULT: Ollie Plunket from Dover and Sons presenting Kym Ferguson with the Dover and Sons Ladies Beaudesert Cup. Photo: Supplied

RESULT: Ollie Plunket from Dover and Sons presenting Kym Ferguson with the Dover and Sons Ladies Beaudesert Cup. Photo: Supplied

The annual Beaudesert Cup sponsored by Dover and Sons was staged at the Beaudesert Golf Club at the weekend.

The tournament drew 192 players including 84 visitors from 21 south-east Queensland clubs who were attracted to the two day stableford event by a total prize pool of $4000.

Organiser David Johnson said it was a talented field with a third of the players having a handicap less than 10.

"The course was in immaculate condition with the greens running true but fast," he said.

"This tested the players on Saturday with only 17 men and one woman of the 184 competitors playing to their handicap or better."

For the men Ian Duff recorded 42 points closely followed by Josh De Beus on 40 points and Reid Matthews on 40 points.

The best of the Division 1 players were Luke Mitchell and Dean Vinson with 39 points.

For the ladies Noela Bell recorded 37 points followed by Rosalie Nachmann on 35 points and Jodie Rockliff 34 points.

"The colder weather and the sneaky south easterly greeted players hitting off at 6.30am on Sunday," Mr Johnson said.

"This did not deter Quincy Rukuata-Williams from Windaroo Club who put together a remarkable round scoring 44 points.

"This included a hole-in-one on the 12th hole."

Ollie Plunkett and Michael Gnech present Ian Duff (centre) with the Dover and Sons Men's Beaudesert Cup

Ollie Plunkett and Michael Gnech present Ian Duff (centre) with the Dover and Sons Men's Beaudesert Cup

Mr Johnson said 21 other men and two ladies bettered their handicap.

"In the ladies event Kym Ferguson's excellent score of 42 points put her right in the running for the Beaudesert Cup," he said.

"Wendy Patch was the next best on 36 points.

"Michael Fraser 41 points, Barry Lapworth 40 points, Mark Coulson 39 points and Gary Carter 39 points were the best of the men.

"Although Kym Ferguson's 25 points on the first day put her way down in the field her great score on the Sunday was good enough to ensure that she was crowned the Dovers Beaudesert Cup Ladies Winner for 2019 with an overall score of 67 points."

Mr Johnson said Sue Curran was runner up with 65 points.

"In the men's event Ian Duff had a nervous time as he waited for the afternoon scores to come in after his mediocre score of 34 points," he said.

"He managed to hold off John Smith who recorded 36 followed by 38 points but Gary French became the player to watch as he followed up his 38 points on Saturday with another 38 points on Sunday to tie him on 76 points overall.

"The countback favoured Ian who became the 2019 Dovers and Sons Men's Beaudesert Cup winner."

Players from all the clubs praised the condition of the course and the format of the competition.

President Steve Hughes made special mention of Nigel Dean the course superintendent and his staff for the improvements they had made to the course and the professional way that they prepared it for major competitions.

He also thanked the clubhouse staff for their professionalism and dedication.

Mr Hughes said he was extremely grateful to Murray Dover and Dover and Sons for their continued support in sponsoring the event which was one of the major events on the club's calendar.

"The number of visitors to Beaudesert not only supports the club financially but also supports other local businesses," he said.