Belconnen Magpies’ David Howard has taken out the RMC Open in a play-off against Yowani’s John Fitzgerald (both were playing off a handicap of +1). Both shot a two over 70 against a slope rating of 68. Somewhat confusingly, John won on a countback but lost the play-off. They edged out Fairbairn’s Chris Lynch on 71 and Royal Canberra’s Paul Smith on 72.

RMC Men’s Match Committee Member Brendan Booker said “we believe the Open was extremely successful yesterday … a larger field than recent years, 15 clubs represented, much positive feedback from our members & visitors, great weather … but still no-one could break par … now 12 years since anyone has broken par in our Open … just proves not all courses are as easy as they may appear!!

The B-Grade was won by Michael Gifford from Michael Ward while the C Grade was won by Robert Beattie from John Burke (all from RMC.

The top junior was Jack Nisbett.