Defending champion Mitch Smith (Sanctuary Cove) was a hot favourite in the morning quarter-final matches but came up against some stiff opposition in the form of Robert Spence.
The McLeod Country Golf Club Associate took the challenge up to Smith, his tee shot to one foot at the par-3 18th clinching a 2 up victory to turn the tournament on its head.
In contrast, Leon Trenerry took 24 holes to defeat AJ McCoy in their quarter-final clash.
Both players had ample opportunity to take victory both in normal play and early in the playoff holes yet neither could take an advantage, Trenerry ultimately doing enough to advance to the semi-finals.
Hollis (Bribie Island) defeated last year’s finalist Bailey Arnott 5&4 in his quarter-final, coming in on the back of victories in Associate events at Jindalee and Virginia.
Gardner (Pelican Waters) accounted for Cody Davis (Surfers Paradise) 4&3…