Talented golfer Corey Lamb finishes six strokes clear of field to defend Branxton Open Championship

BRANXTON'S Corey Lamb defended his title as the Branxton Open Champion in devastating style with his four-under par 66, an outstanding six strokes clear of runner-up Steve Piggot.

The quality of his game can be measured by the fact that his two favourite clubs are his driver and his putter, two clubs he handles with great skill.

Playing with his uncle, Mark Hale, a 15-time Branxton Club Champion, some wonderful golf was on display around the tricky Branxton course.

He started his round with three birdies in the first five holes, effectively putting the open result beyond doubt.

Neil Jordan turned back time in winning B grade with an excellent 80 off the stick, seven strokes clear of runner-up Joe Bereza.

C grade was won by local veteran Col Hughes with his 96, just ahead of James Hale - Corey Lamb's cousin and Mark Hale's son.

There is certainly some pedigree there and some very promising elements to his game.

The day's major sponsor, John Gray, won A grade nett trophy with his 68 - not a bad effort since it was his first game since last year's Branxton Open.

Steve Kearney was runner-up with 69.

The B grade nett winner was Toby Grant who produced the day's best net score of 64, which also earned him the Ted Meyn Memorial Trophy.

Kel Mather was runner-up with 73t.

The C grade nett winner was Lachlan Kauter with 74, just ahead of Terry Partridge's 76.