GOOD DAY: Toolondo’s Sue Dunstan, left, and Horsham’s Liz Jackman, second from left, were the winning women’s pair at the Horsham round of the Mazda Victorian Four-Ball Championship on Sunday. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDA FULL field packed theHorsham Golf Club for itsqualifying round of the VictorianFour-Ball Championshipon Sunday.
Men’s captain David Dickinsonsaid the club wasoverwhelmed by the numberof entries and eventuallyhad to turn some away.
He said the club hoped toexpand the competitionnext year to accommodateeveryone.
‘‘We had a lot of entriescome in and we were knockingteams back in the end,’’he said.
‘‘Next year we might openup an afternoon slot for thecompetition because it wasvery popular this year.’’
The event was a qualifyinground for the Golf Victoriachampionship, with the finalto be played in Melbourneon March 15 and 16.
Four Wimmera pairs fromSunday’s competition qualifiedfor the state final.
Adrian Taylor and MarkClyne were the winners ofthe men’s section and automaticallyqualified for thefinal.
Geoff Little and younggun Lewis Gebert wererunners-up and also wentthrough to the final.
Wimmera pair Donna andCraig O’Connor were winnersin the mixed section,giving them a clear paththrough to the final.
Horsham’s Liz Jackmanand Toolondo’s Sue Dunstanformed the winning women’spair.
Several prizes were onoffer during the day includinga Mazda2 car for the firstplayer to score a hole in oneon the 15th hole.
Dickinson said the carwent unclaimed, althoughone competitor came veryclose to winning it.
“It was great to see so many people there and the course was in fantastic order,” hesaid.
“We had quite a number of players come from other areas and other clubs and they were all impressed.”
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