Kyabram Free Press

GOULBURN MURRAY GOLF DISTRICT MIXED CHAMPIONSH­IPS

- By Dylan Brown

Goulburn Murray Golf District Mixed Event was held at Kialla Golf Club in conjunctio­n with the club’s Frank Bush Memorial event.

Shepparton pair Kim Morris and Darren Duckworth won the Scratch Event Championsh­ips with 72 off the stick to enable them the grasp the silverware.

In accepting the trophy Kim said: “that it is one they always wanted to win and I want to reiterate the president’s words of how good it was to see a large field of players with a huge ranges of handicaps all enjoying the event”.

The mother-and-son team of Rowena Wallace and Chris Tomlinson from Cobram-barooga were runners up for the second year running.

In the handicap event, where the pairs have three-eighths of their combined handicap, Bec Jeffers and Glenn Newton from Hill Top Tatura won the George Cronyn Memorial Trophy with a net score of 717/8.

For everyone involved in the event, this win had an extra element of significan­ce as George Cronyn, who the event is named after, was a former Hill Top life member.

The runners-up were Tracey Clouston and Garry Hosie from Numurkah GC with 721/8.

It is rare to see such as small winning margin based on the handicap system.

Seventy-six players took part, which represente­d another year of growth after the great year at Numurkah in 2021.

GMGA president David Roberts said the growth of the event and the representa­tion of golfers from many clubs over a huge range of handicap abilities in the same field was great to see.

President Roberts gave special thanks to Kialla Golf Club for its support and co-operation for the event highlighti­ng the work of the president Beryl Krake.

He also thanked captains Sue Maynard and Ross Campbell, along with the catering, bar and course volunteers.

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