Mick Curtale’s a threat to Justin Hurst in Cowra Open

WHEN Mick Curtale padded up for Centennials Bulls in last season’s Bathurst District Cricket Association competition, the talented Cowra batsman was a big threat.

With an average of 61 he caused plenty of problems for Bathurst’s bowlers, but this Sunday Curtale will be looking to cause a headache to a Bathurst sportsman in a different code.

Curtale is seen as one of the major challengers to Bathurst golfer Justin Hurst, a favourite for this year’s Cowra Open.

THREAT: Mick Curtale looms as genuine Cowra Open contender.

THREAT: Mick Curtale looms as genuine Cowra Open contender.

Cowra club professional Nathan Stubbs said he is expecting the course to play longer than recent years, while the greens are soft but running true.

“The course has greened up from the rain we had and it looks in really good condition,” Stubbs said. “With the course a bit softer, the balls aren’t going to run as far.”

A field of 100 golfers will vie to have their name etched on the Cowra Open trophy and Stubbs says a score of even par through the 27 holes should go close to winning.