Kyabram Free Press
GOULBURN MURRAY GOLF DISTRICT MIXED CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.