A GOOD field of 69 took to the Manilla Golf Club fairways, greens and rough last Friday.
It was a big day for the Manilla club as it dominated with some great performances from local players.
Manilla’s Terry Coote (41pts) and Michael Sykes (38pts) both won their age groups while the host club won the coveted Burke Shield.
The team of Richard Bright, Merv Kelly and Michael Sykes won by 16 points.
Overall winner of the day was Boggabri’s Ray Chandler, who carded 43 points in the stableford event.
o Meanwhile, American golfer Scott Brown made birdie on the 18th hole on Sunday to go from a one-shot deficit to a one-shot victory in the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour title.
Brown had a two-under-par 70 to finish 20-under for the tournament on 268 and pocket $US630,000 ($A617,000).
He earns a two-year exemption on tour and a spot in the PGA Championship this summer.
Fabian Gomez of Argentina had a one-shot lead until he went over the green and into a bunker on his third shot, blasted out to 15 feet and missed the par putt.
He closed with a 71 and tied for second with American Jordan Spieth who had a 67.
Australian Cameron Percy shot a final-round 68 to finish six shots off the pace on 274.
o At Doral in Florida, Tiger Woods claimed an incredible 17th World Golf Championships (WGC) event, taking out the Cadillac Championship by two shots, with Australian Adam Scott shooting the best round of the tournament to end in a tie for third.
The 14-time major winner notched up a seventh Cadillac Championship trophy and US PGA tour win No.76, leaving him just six wins adrift of Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82.
Woods fired a controlled one-under-par final-round 71 to finish at 19-under-par, two shots ahead of fellow American Steve Stricker (68).
Two bogeys in the final three holes took a little gloss off the win but Woods had given himself a healthy buffer.
It is his first WGC win since 2009 and leaves him in good stead heading to Bay Hill in two weeks where he has also won seven times, before the Masters in early April as a four-time winner.
“I played well this week,” Woods said. “It was a week where I felt pretty good about everything I was doing and the way I was playing.”
Adam Scott was the best of the Australians after a blistering bogey-free 64 in the final round, the best score of the week, rocketed him into a tie for third, but still five shots behind Woods.
Scott joined Spain’s Sergio Garcia (69), Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell (72) and American Phil Mickelson (71) at 14-under.
The Queenslander fired in four birdies on each side of the course - and was unlucky not to jar a few more - to prove he’s not far off his best.
“It was pretty solid today - really happy with that,” Scott said. “I felt like my game really progressed every day this week and showed in the scores, literally.”