HAMILTON Golf club member Simon Goggin secured his fourth open golf championship after going back-to-back over the weekend after playing some highly consistent golf.
Goggin demonstrated to the crowd some very fine shot-making and brilliant putting to confirm he is one of the top golfers in the district.
He recorded a six shot win over Graham Rentsch, who battled all day without any luck when in a position to take advantage of any real mistakes that Goggin made.
Going into the third round on Saturday with a four stroke lead over his nearest rivals … Rentsch, Jason Chandler and Ben Kelson … it was going to be interesting to see if he could improve on his first two rounds.
After entering the clubhouse nearly in the dark after a long day on the course, Goggin had, in fact, played another top round to score a two under par 70 for a total of 220.
Chandler was the next best in the clubhouse with a very well manufactured 1 over par 73 to be on 229.
Rentsch kept his consistency with another 77 to go with his first two rounds (both 77’s) to be on 231 and Kelson played very well to also score a 77 to be on 234 going into the final round on Sunday.
The B grade section was a lot closer after John Hill was unable to complete the final round.
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