Golfers are head­ing to Royal

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport -

Six Goul­burn Mur­ray Golf As­so­ci­a­tion (GMGA) play­ers have qual­i­fied for the State Fi­nals of Play 9 at Royal Mel­bourne on Sun­day, Novem­ber 4.

In one of the largest club golf in­volve­ments in Aus­tralia three men and three women will rep­re­sent the GMGA for a chance to play at the Aus­tralian Open.

The Play 9 event is a nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion start­ing at in­di­vid­ual clubs with the win­ners and run­ners-up for both men and women qual­i­fy­ing for the dis­trict fi­nal from which the three top play­ers of each gen­der qual­ify for the state fi­nal at Royal Mel­bourne from which the top three men and women join the top three from all the other states for the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships held in con­junc­tion with the Aus­tralian Open in Syd­ney in Novem­ber.

The GMGA fi­nal was held on a well pre­sented course at Hill Top Tatura last Sun­day.

At pre­sen­ta­tions GMGA presi- dent David Roberts con­grat­u­lated all the par­tic­i­pants and suc­cess­ful play­ers.

‘‘The as­so­ci­a­tion is thank­ful to all clubs who con­ducted Play 9 events and ex­tremely pleased with the in­volve­ment which cul­mi­nated in the largest dis­trict fi­nal in the state,’’ he said.

‘‘A true in­di­ca­tion of the co­op­er­a­tion of par­tic­i­pat­ing clubs and play­ers of the dis­trict.’’

Golf Aus­tralia re­gional of­fi­cer Me­gan Carr an­nounced the suc­cess­ful play­ers while GMGA pres­i­dent and trea­surer Alex How­son as­sisted with pre­sen­ta­tions.

Those go­ing to Royal Mel­bourne next week for the women are: gold medal, Heather Fro­stick (21 points) from Nathalia Golf Club; sil­ver Rhonda Ret­tke (20) Co­bramBa­rooga; and bronze He­len Emery (19) Kyabram Val­ley View.

The suc­cess­ful men to present GMGA are:win­ner Mark Cor­ri­gan (20) from Co­bram-Ba­rooga; sec­ond Freddy Bar­ton (19) also from Co­bram-Ba­rooga; and Si­mon Do­herty (18) from Mer­rigum.

The GMGA wishes all rep­re­sen- tative play­ers the best of luck for the state fi­nal.

The next GMGA event is the dis­trict Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons to be played at Shep­par­ton on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18.

Male win­ner: GMGA Pres­i­dent David Roberts with Mark Cor­ri­gan.

Fe­male win­ner: GMGA Pres­i­dent David Roberts with Heather Fro­stick.

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