Martin hits 59 after birdie blitz at Neangar Park

TOP golfer Andrew Martin marked his return to the Neangar Park Golf Club by scoring a brilliant 59 in Saturday's round.

The Averys Road fairways and greens are where Martin honed his skills for many years. He won an Australian Matchplay title before his professional golfing career hit off.

Blustery winds and 38 degrees did not faze the golfing ace in Saturday's play.

He started on the 10th tee in the afternoon field and needed just 20 shots as he played the 16th through to the 4th.

Birdies at the 16th, 17th, 18th, 1st, 2nd and 3rd were followed by an eagle at the 4th.

Breaking the 60 barrier was decided on his final hole when he birdied the par five 9th.

Martin was six-under on both nines as he played in a group which included Axedale's Kris Mueck, who scored two-under.

Because it was not an individual stroke round, Martin's score does not qualify as a course record.

Martin's run in the December 28 stableford multiplier at Neangar Park Golf Club:

10th (par 3) 2; 11th (par 5) 4; 12th (par 3) 3; 13th (par 4) 34; 14th (par 4) 4; 15th (par 4) 4; 16th (par 3) 2; 17th (par 5) 4; 18th (par 4) 3; 1st (par 4) 3; 2nd (par 4) 3; 3rd (par 3) 2; 4th (par 5) 3; 5th (par 4) 4; 6th (par 4) 4; 7th (par 3) 3; 8th (par 4) 4; 9th (par 5) 4.

The event was won by Peter Scown (15) and Rod Pratt (16) on 96 points. 

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