Michael Neaton takes another title.
Michael Neaton takes another title. Photo Supplied

Rocky golfer has luck on the road

ROCKHAMPTON golfer Michael Neaton might have been cursing his luck in events at his home golf course but he does well when he hits the road.

For the past two years, Neaton has been high on the leaderboard without taking the main prize at the Rockhampton Open.

However, last week he did get a win and it was worth waiting for as he took the NSW Mid-Amateur Championship at Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley.

Neaton adds that win to a career record that also includes becoming the Queensland Mid-Amateur Champion, a title he claimed at Pelican Waters in Caloundra last September.

Neaton’s latest victory was not made easy for him as a three-way play-off was required.

However, a birdie at the first play-off hole (17th hole) by Neaton secured the championship with overnight leader and defending champion Guy Wall (Pymble) settling for third.

Runner-up was Liverpool’s Daniel Nichols.

Guy had blitzed the field in the opening round with a 68, four shots better than Neaton and five superior to Nichols.

In the end, it was steady performances that won the day with Neaton scoring rounds of 72 and 74 while Nichols had two rounds of 73 to tie on a total of 146 shots.



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