Tracey claims second club title


There was a sense of relief for Joshua Tracey this month.

Branxton Golf Club’s Pennant captain stormed home to claim his second A-Grade club championship title on Sunday, January 16 thanks to a three-stroke victory over his good friend Lee Heuston.

He admitted this success trumped his first crown from 2017.

“It would have been nice to win a few more, I had a couple of missed chances and runner up finishes in between these two,” he recalled.

“The first one was obviously pretty cool but this second one was relieving because I had so many close calls.”

Tracey, who turned 24 in December, watched on as a kid when his father Michael placed on countless occasions.

“When I was growing up Mark Hale was winning them all the time and my dad was coming second every year,” he continued.

“So, it is pretty nice to get a few under my belt now.

“I think Mark has 19 or something.”

We asked Joshua if he could match Hale’s amazing tally.

“Give me 20 years and we will talk then,” he playfully concluded.

MEANWHILE Geoff Jones claimed the B-Grade by two shots from Bobby Hale while Tim Lane won C-Grade against Pip Lancaster.