Beelbangera resident Lynn McWilliam has won the fifth leg of the Outback Queensland Masters and been given the opportunity to score a hole in one worth one million dollars in Longreach.
After only playing the sport for a handful of years, a newbie in comparison to most professional competition players, Lynn has dominated the sport winning the orange jacket in the town of Hughenden with a score of 24 and 20, totaling 44 points.
"I am still very new to the sport, and have only been playing for a small period of time however I love not just the game but the social aspect of it and getting to meet new people on the golfing greens and in this case the dessert," McWilliam said.
After playing the inaugural Outback Queensland Masters in 2019 and returning to the sunshine state for a second time this July to win the fifth leg of the the competition, McWilliam said he was 'thrilled' to win an orange jacket.
"Everyone who plays is very like minded, and is just there to just have a go at it," McWilliam said.
"I was very excited to win the fifth leg and earn my orange jacket."
The competition also saw golfers compete in the regional Queensland communities of Biloela, Charleville, Quilpie and Blackall alongside Hughenden with the event culminating in the sixth and final leg at Longreach where golfers were able to compete for one million dollars in prize money.
"167 different golfers lined up 152 meters from the hole, and all had one swing to get a hole in one and win one million dollars," McWilliam said.
"Out of everyone though, only three golfers managed to land their ball on the green so I will have to keep practicing and hopefully I can win next year."
Registrations for the 2022 Outback Queensland Masters are already open with destinations including the likes of Roma, Tambo, Barcaldine, Winton, Mount Isa and Birdsville.
McWilliam said the experience was a 'something special' and looked forward to taking part again in 12 months time.
"The competition really is a great way to travel around western Queensland and take money out to the smaller regional communities who have been doing it tough and helping to keep them going," McWilliam said.
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