Individual success for Heuston
BY ALEX TIGANI
For years, Branxton’s A-Grade Pennant winner Lee Heuston has been one of our region’s top golfers.
Yet he has never been able to claim a club championship as indicated by his long list of runner up titles.
The spotlight was finally cast on the 31-year-old who claimed his first Singleton Open title with a par round on Sunday morning.
He then paced around the rooms and followed the remaining groups.
“When I finished I just thought it was time to go home but then all these big names started having worse scores than me,” Heuston told The Hunter River Times on Sunday evening.
“I’m more of a half glass empty kind of person and there were some big names like Bags (Nathan Bagnall) who is a 1000-time club champion, (Brady) Benkovic, the Small brothers and Jake Teague from Scone.
“I was like, I will wait around for one person to shoot one under.”
In the end, the victory was his.
Chris Redmond finished runner up with three-over par.
“It feels great because there’s been too many runner up titles in club championships,” he laughed.
“Josh got me two years in a row and young Cam got me.”
After 15+ years at Branxton, Heuston reunited with fellow returning junior Nick Carey to represent Singleton in 2023.
The two will now battle off for the Singleton Golf Club’s A-Grade championship title later in the year.
“My next goal is a club championship because I’m a co-member at Crowne and hopefully I can have a good run out here (Singleton),” he concluded.