ANDY Campbell has taken out this year’s Central Western Districts Golf Association grass greens championship on Sunday.
Played annually at Duntryleague, Campbell shot a scratch score of 70 over 18 holes at the course, good enough to edge out Wayne Carpenter (71), Paul Bright (73), Rob Parfett (73) and perennial tournament favourite Robert Payne (76).
CWDGA secretary Peter Mitchell said despite organisers fearing the 2013 event would be significantly down numbers wise, a hearty field of 47 took part in this year’s tournament.
“We were still a little down on numbers,” he said, with the field consisting solely of Bathurst, Ex-Services and Duntryleague golfers.
Wellington, Mudgee and Wentworth golf clubs failed to represent.
“It does have a little bit to do with the calendar being so full,” Mitchell added.
“A lot of clubs have been having their championships a little earlier this year. We’ll look at moving next year’s event so we’re not conflicting with any major events and more people will be able to come and play.”
In B-grade, Ewin Cameron won with 77 off the stick, ahead of Paul Birrell.
Steve Rogers won the handicap with a net of 68 while Steve Gander came in runner-up with a net score of 69.
The golfing representative season is moving into its busiest period, starting with the Bathurst Open this coming weekend.
The region’s best players face a packed schedule in November, with the NSW Country Championships in Muswellbrook on November 2 and 3 followed by the Duntryleague Open (November 9 and 10), the Ex-Services Open (November 16 and 17), the Blayney Open (November 23 and 24) and the Wentworth Open (November 30 and December 1).