03 Jun Warrnambool wins Division 1, 2 and 3 Scratch Pennant Finals
The Western District Golf Association pennant finals were played at the Warrnambool Golf Club in perfect conditions on Sunday 3rd June
Warrnambool was successful in winning the Division 1 Scratch, Division 2 Scratch and Division 3 Scratch finals
Division 1 Scratch winning team: L-R Nathan Robinson, Jarrod Fary, Dale Cook, Luke Williams, Caleb Perry, Blair Prescott and Ashley Quick.
Warrnambool’s division one scratch side secured a 4-3 payback victory over defending champion Port Fairy. The division two team secured a thumping 6-1 win over Peterborough, while the third grade side collected the pennant flag with a 5-2 victory over Portland.
First-year division one team captain Blair Prescott, who led the side through the season undefeated, said he was “absolutely ecstatic” with the victory.
“It was a good win today and it was a very close game, closer than we would have liked,” he said.
“But none the less Port Fairy and Warrnambool games are always very competitive and we have a good rivalry going.”
Prescott said the rivalry had spurred his team to get over the line.
“We didn’t want to lose to Port Fairy,” he said.
“They have the next biggest course and they have some good blokes in their side and it’s always so competitive between us and the result could go either way, like the flick of a coin.”
The club champion said he was pleased with the efforts of rising young golfer Caleb Perry, who defeated Shane Gurnett 6-5.
Prescott said experience in crunch matches helped his side get over the line.
“The boys have played in a lot of finals over the years and they knew what they needed to do and they were out their practicing and I had to get the order right and I did and the results showed,” he said.
Division 2 Scratch Winning Team: L-R David Warnaar, Matthew Jewell, Mark Norton, Peter Young, Tony Saunders, Garry Thomson and Zac Westwick.
Division 3 Scratch Winning team: L-R Saige Perry, Kieran Timms, Jack Ryan, Sam Astbury, Lachlan Peters, Josh Lock and Brendan Clifford.