Ovens a golfing higher achiever

Former Port Lincoln golfer David Ovens won the Highercombe Golf Club Championship on Saturday, May 6.

On the day of the club championship final, playing against an opponent off one handicap, Ovens, off two handicap, completed his morning round with 73 off the stick on the par 70 course and trailed by five shots.

His second round later in the day saw him claw his way back into contention, levelling the match on the 17th hole.

A par on the last hole was enough for a one-stroke victory, coming home with a score of 68 in an exciting contest.

Moving to Port Lincoln at the age of 7 in 1983, Ovens played lots of sport, excelling in cricket, later playing district cricket, and golf, with friends Shaun and Luke Thomas.

As a youngster, his grandfather George Ovens set up the mechanics of a sound technique, hitting many golf balls in the floodlit golf net in his backyard.