Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Tompkins a Top Contender

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Tompkins a Top Contender

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Ray Rigbye

Golf writer

sport@gympietimes.com

GOLF: Gympie golfer Max Tompkins has emerged as one of the top contenders for this year's Bridgestone Matchplay Championships after carding an impressive 67 net at Gympie Pines on Tuesday.

He heads the list of A-division qualifiers along with Dennis Nissen, Doug Sutton and Ray Rigbye who were just one stroke off the pace.

Tompkins said he was surprised with his success.

aI didn't think I had such a great round but I did manage to jag a few putts from off the green,a he said.

aI think the best way to describe it was a good scrambling effort.a

Jeff Hudgson was the top B-division qualifier after carding a creditable 67 net, one shot ahead of Ron Scott who sealed his second spot on a countback from John Kenny. Bridgestone matchplay qualifiers: A division a Max Tompkins, Dennis Nissen, Ray Rigbye, Doug Sutton, Ian Morgan, Barry Allen, Doug Cunningham, Ron Edwards. B division a Jeff Hudgson, Ron Scott, John Kenny, Gerry Jacobsen, Bill Wood, John Hack, Vince Andrews, Noel Turvey. …

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