Playoff needed to find 2021 Open champion

Cobar Men’s Gold Open sponsor Al Sharpe from Epiroc congratulated this year’s winners Brett Byrnes (A Grade), Tony Conley (B Grade) and David Gordon (C Grade).

It came down to a three hole playoff late on Sunday afternoon to determine this year’s winner of the Epiroc Cobar Men’s Golf Open.
Brett Byrnes from Condobolin outlasted Morris Sullivan from Brewarrina in the playoff to take the 2021 CD Pretty Cup A Grade 27 hole Scratch title and prizes.
The visitors outnumbered the local players in Sunday’s Men’s Open field of 51 golfers with players also travelling from Nyngan, Hillston, Narromine and further afield in Vic-toria to contest the prestigious annual event.
In A Grade Greg Bowkett returned to Cobar to claim the 27 hole Net title with Robert Williams finishing as the runner-up.
Bryce Bennett was the winner of the 18 hole Scratch title with Tony Harding the run-ner-up.
Former Open winner, Craig ‘Porky’ Dillon, won the 18 hole Net event ahead of Brendon Smith.
Stewart Fraser took out the nine hole Scratch prize with Brett Holland finishing as the runner-up.
Tony Conley also made the trip back to Cobar to take home the B Grade 27 hole Scratch prize ahead of Darren Frail.
Chris Powell finished in front of Al Sharpe in the 27 hole Net competition and Grahame Holland won the 18 hole Scratch competition with Peter Hutchinson finishing as the runner-up.
Dale Dunkley was the winner of the 18 hole Net prize with Smedley Nicholson in second place.
Peter Hogno claimed the nine hole Scratch prize with Stephen Smith the runner-up.
In C Grade, David ‘Flash’ Gordon was the winner of the 27 hole Scratch competition with Paul Kershaw finishing as the runner-up.
Mathew Sullivan won the 27 hole Net event with Ian Prendergast the runner-up.
Piers Brown finished first in the 18 hole Scratch event with Ed Wlooarczyk the runner-up.
The Herford Cup, also sponsored by Epiroc, was contested on Saturday with Greg Clark and Steve Manns winning the Net competi-tion with a score of +9.
In second spot were Craig Dillon and Al Sharpe (with +7) and third was the pairing of Marc Quinn and Mark Martin on +6.
The Scratch winners were Ton