GOLF TRAINEE SLIPS

And at the state trainee golf championship in Hawks Nest, Sydney’s Brent McCullough remains the man to beat.

Tamworth trainee, John Brown, has some work to do though after slipping from outright second to tie for 10th.

Brown was at two under at the start of play, but struggled with his short game at times to end up with a third-round 78, four over on the leaderboard.