Fraser puts Cobar on the golfing map with Gutfill Cup win

Cobar golfer Stewart Fraser with the
Gutfill Cup he won last week in a midnorth
coast golf competition

A dozen Cobar golfers were involved in
the Gutfill Cup competition last week which
was played on the mid-north coast in dry,
sunny conditions, away from Cobar’s highrainfall
Much drama unfolded as the final days of the
week-long competition came to a gripping
conclusion with the last day of play at the
Kempsey Golf Course.
(While in Kempsey, no doubt the Cobar players
would have taken the opportunity to fulfill
a life-long dream and visited the Slim Dusty
Stewart Fraser finally emerged from the
shadow of his two boys, Alec and Mark, to win
something meaningful without their help.
Stewart timed his run beautifully coming
home with 46 stableford points on the final day
to take out first place.
Cobar Men’s Golf captain Peter ‘China’ Brien,
a player of real skill, on the other hand,
made his move a day too early.
Having to play off a seven handicap, he finished
three shots behind for third place overall.
Once again, highly talented golfer Garry
Wilkin was a little disappointing, and seemingly
overwhelmed by the occasion, he finished
well down the leader board.
The Cobar players all had a good time while
on tour, and would have enhanced Cobar’s
reputation as a town of well-behaved sportsmen!
Due to rain on Wednesday and Sunday, the
only golf played in the local competition was
on Saturday when a field of 13 players turned
up to compete in an individual Stableford
Jarrod Marsden had a good day, winning the

event by five strokes with a good score of 40
points. He also took out two of the Nearest the
Pin prizes as well.
Second place went to Robbie Cummins on 35
points. His golf must have improved as he is
now on a 12 handicap.
Jason Foster beat Max Phillips on a countback
for third place after both came in with 34
In the Nearest the Pins competition, Marsden
won on the 3rd and 7th holes and Clive Jones
won the 8th and 15th.
The 11th hole prize was not won.
The mid-week competition will be played
today while on Saturday the course will be
busy with the Inter Mine Golf Challenge, a
three-person Ambrose event that attracts golfers
of all abilities.
The Pennant teams for Gilgandra on Sunday
will be posted on the golfers’ notice board at
the club today