Gittings and Debruyn top Willie Creek Pearls Summer Cup 12-hole four ball round

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Julie Bonner chips onto the green.
Camera IconJulie Bonner chips onto the green. Credit: Carly Laden/Broome Advertiser

Broome golfers battled the heat on January 27 as they hit the green to compete in the latest 12-hole four ball round of Broome Golf Club’s Willie Creek Pearls Summer Cup.

The four-ball format, featuring teams of two golfers, added an extra layer of strategy and teamwork to the event.

Bradley Gittings and Philip Debruyn emerged victorious, claiming the top spot with an impressive 31 strokes.

Right on their heels were Peter Hogg and Roslyn Marocchi, securing a commendable second place with 30 strokes.

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The competition remained fierce as Jack Kain and Gregory Ryder clinched the third position with 29 strokes, narrowly edging out Colleen Duff and Carol Howe, who also finished with 29 strokes, decided by countback.

Adding an element of precision to the proceedings, John Bate showcased his skill with the closest shot to the pin on hole seven, securing victory in the nearest to the pin competition.

Brett Cameron’s accuracy shone on hole nine to claim second place in nearest to the pin while Riley Forde displayed finesse on hole 18 to claim third.

Catherine Cary had the longest drive out of the women on hole 10 while Jeremy McArdle had the longest drive out of the men also on hole 10.

Howe took the second shot win for the women on hole two while Debruyn won the second shot on hole 11 for the men.

The Willie Creek Pearls Summer Cup, initiated in November 2023, will wrap up in March.

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