Karratha golfers turned out in force last weekend to compete in Saturday’s monthly mug and Sunday scroungers final round of the Race to Xmas which was combined with a nine hole open event.
Conditions were tough on both days as extreme winds covered players with dust and sent balls flying in all directions, with a 43 degree temperature adding to pain on Sunday.
After a very close battle for the win on Saturday, Stephen Giles claimed the last monthly mug with an excellent low score of 32.
Runner up also on 32, losing on the countback was Josh Stanley, and Tasman Willett came in third with 34.
Best gross and best vet went to Mark Smyth, with best lady to Marguerite Jacka.
Sunday's open event saw an outstanding result from junior golfer Emily May, who blitzed the field with her 25 stableford points, taking home an enormous Christmas hamper for her efforts.
Hampers also went to Tania Willcocks who came in second with 21 points, and to Ron Gillies in third with 20 points, who also won the day's $250 kitty.
Best gross was Brodie Kenworthy with 38 off the stick, and best lady was Tracey Smyth.
The final round of the Race to Xmas was fought over 11 rounds, with players eligible for double points had they completed six.
With one leader well in front, a number of contenders needed the win for the day, but Beryl Lynn maintained her lead, winning the Race to Xmas and $500 prize money.
Coming in second with 41 points was Supatta Shaw, and tied for third were Fiona Kinsman and Craig Angus.
The shoot out for the meat raffle and a Christmas ham was won by Marguerite Jacka. Many thanks to organisers Darren and Angie Beier for the Sunday Scroungers events, the next one commencing February 2.