GOLF: The annual South West Golf Association championship games were held in Charleville on the weekend, with Roma and local golfers Dominating the games.
This annual two-day event invites all members of 17 clubs from Augathella to Goondiwindi to compete for the title of 4BBB (four ball, best ball) champions and district champion in A, B, C, Junior and Senior divisions.
Charleville's own Sam Wade broke through for his maiden win with a score of three under par, winning the singles championship trophy. Josh Lethbridge, the secretary of the South West Queensland Golf Association was congratulatory.
"Sam has been knocking on the door for a while and tops off a great year which includes winning the Mitchell, Roma, Quilpie, Cunnamulla, Augathella Opens and the Zone 3 Championship," Mr Lethbridge said.
"Sam was the district Junior Champion two years ago and has now made the successful move into the Open District Champion.
"The runner-up was Charleville's long time champion Luke Short who shot a fine two under par to finish a shot shy of Sam."
B-grade was won by Tony Williams of Charleville, with a fine score of four over par. He also won overall nett with a score of 61.
C-grade was won by Jamie Kinivan of Charleville with a score of 19 over par.
Lethbridge singled Jamie out for praise.
"Jamie certainly has the game to become an A-grade golfer," he said.
The junior champ was Matt Lambert of Roma.
The senior champ was Mark Hall of Roma. Mark was a former member of the Charleville Golf Club.
In the four ball best ball championships, Mark Hall and Josh Lambert were district champions with a score of five under par.
Nett champions were Tony Williams and Garry Wade of Charleville.
Lethbridge said it was a great weekend of golf.
"Many thanks to the Charleville Golf Club for the hosting of the event and the members who all formed a great team to present the course, feed the players and run the event," he said.
"The event moves to Zone 1 next year with the host club to be confirmed in November."