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Ballarat District Golf Incorporated

2019 12 junior pennantNine boys and four girls from our affiliated clubs proudly represented Ballarat District Golf in the Golf Australia – 2019 Victorian Junior Pennant Competition, which was played throughout October and November.

Ballarat District Golf accepted Golf Australia’s invitation to enter a team in this mixed gender competition for the first time. Teams from clubs/districts were divided into regions, with fixtures played over a six-week period.

Our squad consisted of Alicia Todd (Buninyong GC), Charlie Bissinella (Ballarat GC), Jarryd Martin (Bacchus Marsh West GC), Joel Smith (Buninyong GC), Liam Howlett (Ballarat GC), Manish Puvanendran (Maryborough GC), Millie Cassidy (Maryborough GC), Nicholas Crellin (Ballarat GC), Paddy Murphy (Ballarat GC), Rose Britt (Midlands GC), Ryan Wilson (Ballarat GC), Taruni Prasad (Bacchus Marsh West GC) and Tom Bosworth (Mount Xavier GC).

Region 7 Results

Round 1
Date: Sunday 20th October
Venue: Riverside Golf Club Essendon
Ballarat District Golf lost to Riverside Essendon 2.5 – 3.5

Round 2
Date: Sunday 27th October
Venue: Kooringal Golf Club
Ballarat District Golf defeated Kooringal 4.5 – 1.5

Round 3
Date: Sunday 3rd November
Venue: Midlands Golf Club
Ballarat District Golf tied with Sanctuary Lakes 3 – 3

Round 4
Date: Sunday 10th November
Venue: Northern Golf Club
Ballarat District Golf tied with Northern 3 – 3

Round 5
Date: Sunday 24th November
Venue: Midlands Golf Club
Ballarat District Golf defeated Medway 3.5 – 2.5

Ballarat District Golf finished half a point behind the region winners Riverside Essendon, who now progress to the state finals.

Position

Team

Played

Won

Tied

Lost

Score

Points

1

Riverside Essendon

5

3

1

1

17.5 - 12.5

3.5

2

Northern

5

2

2

1

17 - 13

3

3

Ballarat District Golf

5

2

2

1

16.5 - 13.5

3

4

Medway

5

1

2

2

13.5 - 16.5

2

5

Sanctuary Lakes

5

1

2

2

13 - 17

2

6

Kooringal

5

1

1

3

12.5 - 17.5

1.5

Victorian Junior Pennant provided Ballarat District Golf with the opportunity to bring our leading boys and girls together to play representative golf.

Whilst our boys have the opportunity to play representative golf each year at the Victorian Junior Boys Country Regions, at present there is no girls equivalent of this competition. Ballarat District Golf is currently exploring ways to offer an exciting and innovative representative opportunity for both boys and girls in 2020.

As always, our players represented Ballarat District Golf with a sense of pride and displayed outstanding determination and sportsmanship.

Our players compete regularly with and against each other in local Junior Pennant and in tournaments, and as a result many strong friendships have developed. The thing that shines through when our players come together to play representative golf is their team spirit and we acknowledge each of them for their efforts.

Many thanks to:

  •  Justin Howlett, David Todd, Andrew Cartledge, Mick Innes, Ron Adams and Glynn Smith for sharing the team management duties
  • Andrew Cartledge for providing the bus transport for our three away matches
  • Midlands Golf Club for hosting our two home matches
  • Golf Australia for the opportunity to play in the competition

Andrew Milligan
Junior Coordinator