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Merrigum golf

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July 21, 2017

Jeff (pictured) and Zaylee Newham teamed up to win the mixed event at Merigum Golf Club on Saturday.

The Greenwood Memorial mixed Canadian was the main event for Merrigum golfers last Saturday, with the men without partners for the mixed event pairing up to also play a Canadian.

Not too long ago we would have battled to get two or three pairs in a mixed event, but thanks mainly to a number of junior girls and newcomers there was a strong contingent taking part in the mixed event.

The Newham and Doherty families also made a big contribution to the size of the field, which was very much welcome.

Two members of the Newham clan, Jeff and Zaylee, teamed up to win the mixed event with a round of 98-30.5-67.5.

Zaylee has been a regular for some time now and is becoming a very handy golfer. Combining that with Jeff’s experience, they proved to be a formidable pair.

They certainly didn’t have it all their own way though with two more members of the Newham clan — Bec and Ant — just half a shot in arrears.

In the men’s event, form player of the moment Joe Chant probably had prospective partners queuing up wanting to play with him — but it was Andrew Wood who was lucky enough to be the appointed one and they won with a score of 84-16-68.

Nearest-the-pins were won by Simon Doherty on the ninth and Tony Borrelli on the jackpot 12th.

There was good and bad news on the pennant front this week. Merrigum defeated Nagambie 3/2 at Rich River with the winners being Clint Prygoda, Ant Newham and Bruce Brown.

That was the first required part of the equation for Merrigum to make the final, the other was for Rich River to beat Mooroopna.

Unfortunately that didn’t happen so Merrigum missed out on a place on the final. Thanks to all members who made themselves available to play pennant for their club. It made putting a team on the course each week much easier for those in charge.

Thanks also to Cory for taking on the role of team captain.

Next Saturday is the Peter Cottrell cross-country ambrose for teams of four.

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