Cham­pi­onship fi­nal bound

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The Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club Re­sort will be rep­re­sented in Aus­tralia’s largest and most suc­cess­ful pro-am­a­teur team’s event, the Holden Scramble, on the Sun­shine Coast in May.

Af­ter qual­i­fy­ing at their lo­cal event ear­lier in the year, the team led by PGA Trainee Frazer Droop, to­gether with Ge­or­gia Mak­lan, Wendy Hen­nessy, Sam Churchin and Kath Peters held off a host of teams to grab the one spot avail­able at the Re­gional Fi­nal, played at South­ern Golf Club.

The team will now com­pete for the na­tional ti­tle at the Holden Scramble Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal to be held at Twin Wa­ters Golf Club from 18 – 21 May.

The Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club team came sec­ond in last year’s Re­gional Fi­nal by only 0.3 of a shot.

“We are thrilled to be qual­i­fy­ing through to the Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal this year af­ter com­ing so close last year,” said Wendy Hen­nesy.

“We are also bring­ing our scorer, Julie, to the Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal with us. Julie was our scorer last year and we con­sider her part of the team.”

The Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala team fea­tured a mother-daugh­ter duo, Wendy Hen­nesy and Ge­or­gia Mack­lan.

“It’s great to play with my daugh­ter, we’re best friends,” said Hen­nesy.

“I’m happy we have made it through to the Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal as it may spark a greater in­ter­est in Ge­or­gia to take golf fur­ther.”

Sam Churchin also won Near­est to Pin (NTP) and Long­est through­out the fi­nal.

Holden Scramble Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal teams will be treated to four days of golf played in full tour­na­ment con­di­tions, three so­cial func­tions and the chance to rub shoul­ders with greats of the game such as two time PGA Tour win­ner, Craig Parry on the fi­nal day’s play. “The PGA of Aus­tralia is ex­cited to host the qual­i­fy­ing teams at the Holden Scramble Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal. The Twin Wa­ters Golf Club and Novo­tel Twin Wa­ters Re­sort have be­come syn­ony­mous with this event and we know that all par­tic­i­pants will have a mem­o­rable week,” said Michael Chard, Na­tional Events Man­ager at the PGA of Aus­tralia.

“All teams have won just by get­ting to the fi­nal, hav­ing beaten roughly 600 teams at the lo­cal level and 60 teams at the Re­gional Fi­nal. There will be six women’s teams join 24 mixed teams at this year’s ac­tion packed Fi­nal. Win­ning the Fi­nal will just be ic­ing on the cake to what is al­ready an un­be­liev­able achieve­ment.” About the Holden Scramble

The Holden Scramble is a pro-am­a­teur club team’s event man­aged by the PGA of Aus­tralia. Holden has been the ma­jor spon­sor since the event first started; their long­est run­ning spon­sor­ship in Aus­tralia out­side mo­tor sports.

Since its in­cep­tion in 1992, the Holden Scramble has be­come Aus­tralia’s largest and most suc­cess­ful pro-am­a­teur team’s event. Now in its 26th sea­son, there were 35,000 golfers par­tic­i­pant na­tion­ally in one of the 460 events staged at golf clubs across the coun­try over both di­vi­sions of the event. Drive com­pe­ti­tion

South­ern Golf Club Ladies Holden Scramble Re­gional Fi­nal Com­pe­ti­tion win­ners. Left to right: Fraser droop, scorer (Julie), Sam Churchin, Kath Peters, Wendy Hen­nesey and Ge­or­gia Mack­lan.

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