The Bonville Cup returned to Bonville Golf Resort this week. The prestigious 36-hole amateur event continues to draw a full field of golfers from across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland each year with 140 players teeing off for the two-day tournament. Division One players enter a stroke play event and Division Two players play a Stableford competition.
After the first day’s play Nyache Taccori from Ocean Shores was leading Division 1 after shooting a one under par round of 71. Luke Mason from Oatlands and Bonville local Gio Zugajev followed closely behind with opening rounds of 74.
Day two proved a challenge for Taccori who was unable to back up his first round and finishing eight over, just enough to finish as Nett Runner Up. Division One Honours went to Ben Elliott from Queensland’s Arundel Hills who shot 78 and 71 for a total 149 for the tournament. One shot back, Byron Bay’s Matthew Crandell shot back to back rounds of 75 to finish with a gross score 150 and a pair of Footjoy Contour Fit Golf Shoes.
Division Two players (those playing off a handicap of more than 10) contesting the Stableford event went point for point across 36 holes with only two points separating the winner. Reynoldus Lamuri from Queensland’s Pacific Golf Course carded 40 points both days to finish with a total 80 Stableford points to win the Division Two competition followed by Windaroo Lakes’ Scott Brown who finished with a two-round total of 78 Stableford points.
2017 Bonville Cup Champion Gio Zugajev didn’t have enough in the tank to finish on top in 2019 but turned heads with a remarkable Eagle on the par four, 6th hole which plays 335 metres. Zugajev hit a straight drive off the tee and from about 90m out, pitched his ball onto the green and into the hole. What a shot!