It was an exciting finale to the 2013 Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy, which saw top qualifiers Todd and Zara Woodbridge of Royal Melbourne matched up against PGA professional Michael Sund and partner Jesika Clark from Victoria. Todd Woodbridge has had his name engraved on many trophies in his successful career as a tennis player, but today’s win alongside his daughter Zara is one that will be most memorable.
Overall it was a friendly match played in great spirit between the well acquainted finalists, and a more perfect final pairing could not have been written. Sund is a BannLynchGolf teaching professional out at Yarra Bend, and is coach for both 12 year old Zara and 19 year old Jesika. The sledging began a year back, with both girls declaring that they would meet each other in the final of the Sir Dallas Brooks, and coincidently enough that is exactly where they found themselves today.
In a magnificent display of ball striking and finesse, the Woodbridges took off to a 2 up lead through the turn with a blistering even par 37. Things became interesting on the 10th hole, where Clark found herself barefooted playing a shot standing in the right hand side dam. Despite her efforts, the Woody’s were too steady and won both holes 10 and 11.
Sund and Clark fought back on 12, with Clark striking a perfect approach to 7 feet to win the hole and bring the match back to 3 down with 6 to play. After a halved hole with pars on 13, the Woodbridges kicked into gear, showing off their amazing form for the week. Wins on both 14 and 15 secured them a 5 and 3 victory and a spot in the history books of the Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy.
Thank you to The Metropolitan GC and all players for their participation this week and congratulations to all the trophy winners.
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