Clelland to defend title
ROCKHAMPTON'S Lewis Clelland will launch his title defence at this weekend's Rockhampton Men's Open Championships.
The defending champion will join a quality field of almost 200 golfers when the annual 36hole tournament teesoff on Saturday.
Clelland fired 148 to win last year's event from fellow Rockhampton member Jackson Tree, who carded 151.
Other defending men's champions are Rockhampton's Peter Germain (B grade) and Terry Johansen (C grade).
Players to watch this year are Rockhampton pair Steve Anderson and Peter Osborne and defending Central Queensland men's champion Trevor Tougher.
Tougher's Yeppoon clubmate Terry Bulger will take winning form into the event after he clinched back-to-back CQ men's open championship rounds at Mount Morgan on Sunday.
Bulger, who last month found success at Wowan, carded a twounder 106 over the 27 holes.
Moura's Darryl Myles finished seven strokes back on 113 while Rockhampton's Ron Murphy took out the A grade nett.
Rockhampton's Mary Granville will also be chasing her second straight Rockhampton Ladies Open victory.
In 2004, Granville edged out Emu Park's Raylee Oates by two shots while Rockhampton's Judy Lindsay and Blackwater's Colleen Shearman will defend the B grade and C grade titles.