Goul­burn Mur­ray wins at last

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT -

An im­pres­sive Goul­burn Mur­ray out­fit has bro­ken a 37-year drought and won the di­vi­sion one Vic­to­rian Coun­try Week golf­ing ti­tle.

The women’s team man­aged to snatch vic­tory away from Golf Penin­sula’s grasp on the fi­nal hole of the fi­nal match, when 18-year-old St­effi Vo­gel was the hero of the day with the win­ning shot.

The men’s team had a taste of suc­cess too, win­ning the di­vi­sion two ti­tle and se­cur­ing pro­mo­tion to di­vi­sion one next year.

The men’s team won all four of its matches, giv­ing it a 4-4 score in the Plate di­vi­sion.

The team de­feated Mur­ray Dar­ling, which reg­is­tered only one win from its four matches.

The ladies com­peted in a three-day tour­na­ment played across var­i­ous metropoli­tan clubs.

The teams were se­lected from play­ers in each of the 15 coun­try dis­tricts across Vic­to­ria.

St­effi Vo­gel and Rowena Wal­lace rep­re­sented Co­bram-Ba­rooga, while Tracey Clous­ton, Pauline Davies and Nola Dal­ton rep­re­sented Nu­murkah.

Vo­gel said she had never felt more ner­vous when the hopes of the team fell squarely on her shoul­ders at the fi­nal hole.

‘‘We weren’t ex­pect­ing to win. We just wanted to stay in di­vi­sion one,’’ she said.

‘‘It was a great team ef­fort where ev­ery­one con­trib­uted. If ev­ery­one didn’t win early matches we wouldn’t have been able to take the ti­tle.

‘‘It was a re­ally great feel­ing to break the 37-year drought.’’

Pro­mo­tion: The Goul­burn Mur­ray Golf As­so­ci­a­tion won pro­mo­tion to di­vi­sion one when it claimed di­vi­sion two hon­ours at Vic­to­rian Coun­try Week. Win­ners: The Goul­burn Mur­ray Golf As­so­ci­a­tion ladies team claimed the di­vi­sion one Vic­to­rian Coun­try Week golf­ing ti­tle.

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