Scott to fire on home turf
IF familiarity is any advantage, then Tweed's top professional golfer Scott Gardiner is favoured to be among the winners of tomorrow's big pro-am at CoolangattaTweed Heads Golf Club. After all, Gardiner, 28, has played on the course since he was a young lad of 13 years and knows just about every nook and cranny there. Gardiner is one of several in the top-class field drawn to the big $25,000 prizemoney for the club's first pro-am for several years. The T and T Building Coolangatta Tweed Pro-am has attracted 98 of Australia's top professional golfers including Gardiner, Terry Price, Lucas Parson, Ossie Moore and Shane Tait while all the amateur spots have been taken. But Gardiner, fresh from his thrilling one-shot win in last week's $7000 Murwillumbah Golf Club Pro-am, is hoping a virus that struck him down that day and laid him out for most of the week will not hurt his chances tomorrow. Gardiner shortly travels to Japan to play in his first Japan Open tournament.