Round 2 – Golf Peninsula Vic Claim the 2016 Girls Golf Getaway
The final round of this years Girls Golf Getaway was contested this morning at Trentham Golf Club in cool and gloomy conditions, very similar to yesterday. 34 girls comprising of 11 teams were all making a bid for the 2016 Kay Mahlook Shield along the Kevin Hartley design course where accuracy from tee to green is essential.
Overnight frontrunner Golf Peninsula Vic comprising of Gracie Larsen, Jennifer Quinlan and Molly McLean held their nerve to take home the honours. Larsen once again steered the teamto victory with a fantastic score of +3 today, incredibly 5 of her pluses came in her last six holes. Quinlan also chimed into the team tally today with a solid round of +2 to give the winners a combined score of +3 for the two rounds – 9 shots better than their nearest contenders.
Playing in only a team of two, the sister duo of Rebecca and Lindsay Bryden finished in outright second for Western District on a 36-hole score of -6. Lindsay had the lowest round not only for the day but also for the entire tournament with a blistering +7 round today. Maribyrnong 1 closed with a team tally of -10 today to take home the bronze medallion.
A big thanks must be extended to Trentham Golf Club for the outstanding hospitality they have provided for the weekend, especially to the caterers who kept the hungry girls full all day. Next year’s event is expected to gather more momentum with more girls making the trip to Trentham for the weekend.
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Round 1 – Peninsula Leads Girls Golf Getaway
The inaugural Girls Golf Getaway kicked off this afternoon at the beautiful Trentham Golf Club. Eleven teams took to the course today in chase for the Kay Mahlook Shield which dates back 30 years. Teams of three compete with the best two scores each round counting towards the team’s tally. In recent history the shield was only contested by districts, however for the past two years’ districts as well as clubs were eligible to enter a team into the competition.
Given the recent rain that has been crippling much of rural Victoria players were greeted with dry conditions, albeit cool and overcast. The team of Golf Peninsula Vic made the most of the benign weather hitting the ground running with a team score of -2 to take the overnight lead. The team was lead by Gracie Larsen who was one of only two players to break their handicap today with a score of +1. The leading trio was also made up of Jennifer Quinlan and Molly McLean with scores of -3 and -6 respectively.
Only one shot back at a total of -3 after the first round is the Maribyrnong team of Kayli Schenk, Kiandra Hughes and Mikaela Lusdoc. Lusdoc was the only other player to beat her handicap today tying Larsen’s +1 round. A number of other teams including North Eastern, South Western, Western and event Maribyrnong’s second team are well within striking distance come tomorrows second and final round.