One in a million shot for local golfers in Outback Masters
Golf: Charleville's own Sam Wade and Robyne Clayton have done their town proud, winning the first leg of the Queensland Outback Masters and setting themselves up for a crack at the $1million hole-in-one in Mt Isa.
Clayton took out the women's division with a score of 43 points, while Wade claimed the men's division with 40 points.
In the team division, Wade also celebrated success with his father Gary, maintaining their lead from day one with a combined score of 74 points.
After attending the Roma leg last week, 57-year-old Clayton will go on to Mount Isa on July 28 to put her three decades of golfing experience to use and swing at the chance to sink a hole-in-one worth $1million.
"I'm excited to wear my jacket with pride at Mt Isa and hopefully it will scare the competition away,” she chuckled.
"It's just such an unbelievable concept and I'm so privileged to be part of the inaugural event.
"It's great for the outback and great for the town and I'm so honoured to have won the title.”
While 23-year-old Wade doesn't know whether he'll find the time to compete in another leg, he hopes that, as the tournament grows, it will shed more light on rural golfing communities.
"I wasn't really fussed if I won or not,” Wade said.
"I was just happy to be part of the experience that brings so many visitors to our tiny golf club.”
Junior golfers weren't forgotten either, being treated to one-on-one training sessions with PGA Pro Darren Weatherall, followed by an opportunity to experience a golf simulator.
Temperatures dipped to -3on Saturday night, with participants rugging up for the evening's entertainment.