Strong pro-am results for local

Parkes Golf Club professional Simon Houston.
Parkes Golf Club professional Simon Houston.

Parkes Golf Club professional Simon Houston enjoyed some very strong performances last week in Canberra.

Competing in three pro-am’s, Houston did very well against some strong competition.

Houston played at Yowani Country Club last Thursday, Federal Golf Club on Friday and Murrumbidgee Country Club on Saturday and Sunday.

Battling strong winds at Yowani, Houston collected a cheque for finishing in 16th while just missing out at Federal, despite a tough grouping, by finishing in 21st.

Thursday and Friday proved to be a good warm up for the two day event at Murrumbidgee.

Houston fired over the weekend and claimed an excellent second against what was a very strong field.

“The guy who won the event had just won the Victorian Open which has a $650,000 purse,” Houston said.

“There were also guys who regularly win these events and former USPGA players.”