LUKE Brennan turned his hand to golf at Barraba on the weekend, winning the NSW Sand Greens Championship with a stunning eagle two at the third hole of a playoff with Tamworth’s Graeme York.
A massive 313m drive on the par four 314m 10th hole at Barraba set up Brennan’s brilliant win.
The current Walcha cricketer of the Year (shared with Brad Partridge) is also the current Walcha darts champion as well but zeroed in on a NSW Sand Greens Championship on Sunday after a two under par 69 on the first day of the championships.
Brennan, who plays off 5 at Walcha, started with a 69 on Saturday to lead with Ben Koopman, two shots ahead of York and Nathan Mann.
On Sunday, Brennan carded a 72 while York shot a one under par 70 to draw level.
They both parred the first playoff hole (10th) and the second (18th) before returning to the 18th.
While York hit an iron for safety down the 314m par four, Brennan “loaded up” and unleashed a driver.
The huge hit ran straight towards the hole, stopping a metre short and giving him an easy tap-in for a stunning eagle and the NSW Sand Green Championship.
Brennan’s performance came after he had opted to concentrate more on his golf this year after a great season with his Rugby League club in Walcha cricket.
He was named co-player of the season in Walcha cricket with Partridge and may also play a few games of cricket this season.
It was Brennan’s second NSW Sandgreens title.
He and Kyle Goodwin won a NSW Fourball Sandgreen Championships a few years ago at Trangie.
Meanwhile, Brennan’s Rugby League club also had a stunning win in its Twenty20 clash with Round Swamp on Saturday.
RL had made 143 in its 20 overs after Michael Boyd (39) and Chris Watts (30) had put together a 48-run opening stand.
Aron Johnson (28) also chipped in against an attack led by Lee Harrison (2-27).
Craig Lord, who has moved back to the district after 10 years away, was 92 not out heading into the final over, with Round Swamp 5-137.
Lord had blasted nine fours and three sixes up until that stage when 65-year-old medium pacer, Peter “Duke” Boyd, rolled in to bowl the final over.
Lord was unable to score from any of the six balls, Boyd completing a magnificent maiden over and a six-run victory.
In the other match, Uralla made 124 and whipped Kentucky out for 54 in their match at John Oxley.
Jay Grills (32) topscored for Uralla.