Date: March 10, 2015

Golf Victorious

The annual Cudmore Cheney Girls Challenge and Vic vs SA Boys Border Challenge has been decided over two days of play at the magnificent Bordertown Golf Club, SA. With both teams keen to take the trophies back to their respective states the event displayed some exceptionally high quality golf and competition.

The Cudmore Cheney Girls Challenge was played in the following format;

Round 1 – Audrey McLaren Stableford Trophy

Round 2 – Foursome Match Play

Round 3 – Individual Match Play

The Victorian girls were keen to start the event off well and that was done through a sensational round of 73 (38 points) by Stephanie Vogel to take out the Audrey McLaren Stableford Trophy. Stephanie’s round didn’t start to plan but with some fine chipping she was able to make up a few shots later in her round “I started par double, but chipped and putted really well to keep my score low”. After a successful round 1 all girls went into the team event keen to keep that form going. With some close matches in the foursomes match play and some terrific results in the individual match play the girl’s team was unfortunately unable to clinch the result going down to the SA team by 1 single match.

The Vic vs SA Boys Border Challenge was played in a slightly different format to the girls. Without the Stableford event all three rounds for the boys counted towards the team event;

Round 1 – 18 Hole Stroke Match Play Dunhill Cup Format

Round 2 – Foursome Match Play

Round 3 – Individual Match Play

The boys team started strong in the 18 Hole Stroke Match Play with some fine scores from Toby Walker (70), Harrison Whykes (71), Jack Murdoch (72) & Tristan Britt (72). The boys continued this form into the afternoon foursomes round and at the end of day 1 had the advantage over the SA team leading by 4 individual matches. As the team captain Harrison Whykes knew that the lead was only slim and that his team still needed to play well on day 2 if they wanted to take home the trophy “The plan is to be competitive on every single hole and to do this we need to make sure we keep ourselves in the present”.  Day 2 started well for the Victorian boys team with many of the players racing out of the blocks and never looking back. With some sub-par golf being played the boys team was able to not only keep that lead from day 1 but extend it to a convincing win over the SA boys team.

For full results and team list please click here