Soggy start doesn’t dampen Trainee Champs
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
The Bundaberg Motor Group QLD PGA Trainee Championship will get underway tomorrow morning after the scheduled start was postponed due to the impact of recent high rainfall.
An unforseen 120mm of rain fell across Coral Cove Resort during the weekend see localised flooding on a number of holes. After inspecting the course and in consultation with the golf clubs Course Superintendent Todd McNamee, PGA Tournament Director Dave Rosenthal made the inevitable decision to postpone the start of the tournament.
“As we didn’t have all 18 holes in play we just weren’t in a position to hold the first round as scheduled” said Rosenthal. “But the incredible work that has been done by Todd McNamee, his staff and all the Coral Cove volunteers has got the course to a standard where we can get the event underway.”
A forecast of fine weather will see a rescheduled start to the tournament with both the first and second rounds to be played on Wednesday 6th June. The PGA Trainees have been watching the recovery process with interest and many have even offered their services toward getting the course playable.
“Everyone looks after us when we visit up here. We just want to help get this tournament started for all the sponsors, local community and the all of the players” says New South Wales Trainee Jack Wilson.
Play is due to begin at 6.30am with the third and fourth rounds of the championship remaining as scheduled on the Thursday and Friday, with entry free for the community to come and watch the region’s ‘greatest show on grass’.