Mooroopna Golf reaps the benefits of all its hard work

March 07, 2018

Division four premier Mooroopna Golf were thrilled to defeat Euroa and claim the title at Shepparton Park yesterday.

There was plenty of excitement at Shepparton Park yesterday as Mooroopna Golf enjoyed the spoils of a division four premiership.

Golf had produced an impressive season, separated from top side Merrigum by five points after the home and away season.

But Merrigum exited the finals series at the hands of Euroa, which lined up against Mooroopna Golf for a chance at glory.

Golf came prepared with a game plan it executed with barely a hitch to secure the 16-92 to 0-49 triumph.

Shepparton Golf coach Elsie Gale could not speak more highly of the side.

‘‘I felt confident that they could win (yesterday), they started off well and were pegged back a little bit, but kept the wins up — and the wins over the three rinks was just fantastic,’’ she said.

‘‘There are 12 bowlers who have really done well, no-one really stands up as magnificent, they keep together as a team, it’s a team effort.’’

The team win was led by skips Maree Mellino, Betty Watson and Christine O’Halloran who paved the way for the victory.

Mellino was backed up by Desmond Sleeth, Susan Smith and David Bates as her side narrowly clinched a two-shot win against Euroa’s Nola Boz.

But the remaining two rinks were heavily skewed in Mooroopna Golf’s favour.

Watson, along with her side comprising Faye Johnson, Karen Dean and Debbie Rowan blitzed their opposition by 21 shots as O’Halloran combined with Lloyd Amor, Michael Donnelly and Noel Halden to prevail 33-13.

A successful season was felt across the club, with the depth on show yesterday.

‘‘We’ve got six teams in Saturday and Tuesday (competition) and we had two that finished fifth and the rest were in the four,’’ Gale said.

‘‘We’ve really done well this year and as coach I’m very happy with the progress.’’

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