Katanning Country Club shakes up open day with introduction of American Foursome format

Great Southern Herald
Jack Sergeant and Richard Kowald
Camera IconJack Sergeant and Richard Kowald

Katanning Country Club’s annual open day returned with a bang as 20 pairs of golfers took to the course last Saturday.

The American foursome tournament, played for the first time in Katanning for the club’s open day, attracted members from clubs across the region to compete in 18 rounds.

In the pairs competition, Katanning’s Jack Sergeant and Doug Smith claimed top spot in the gross comp, with a score of 68 and Lenne Garstone and Kenneth Adams were runners-up with a score of 72.

Jack Sergeant and Sumarie Hattingh Gaudin
Camera IconJack Sergeant and Sumarie Hattingh Gaudin

In the nett division, Cuballing’s Stuart Budd and Michael Clark were winners with a score of 66.625 and Alyssa French and Lynley Keley finished runners-up with a score of 67.25.

The tournament came only weeks after the club announced its 2021 Katanning golf champions, with Jack Sergeant named the men’s champion and Sumarie Hattingh Gaudin the women’s champion.

Outgoing club president Philip Russell, who is stepping down after a two-year tenure and will be replaced by Wayne Byne, said the event had a great turnout considering how many other big events were going on around the region at the weekend.

Jack Sergeant, Doug Smith, Stuart Budd, Michael Clark and Trevor Kowald
Camera IconJack Sergeant, Doug Smith, Stuart Budd, Michael Clark and Trevor Kowald

“This was something different — it is the first time we have used the foursomes for our open day,” he said.

“Visiting clubs from Cuballing, Narrogin, Wagin, Dumbleyung, Nyabing, Harrismith and Wickepin all came for the tournament and I am absolutely thankful to all of them.”

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