Cobram Barooga golf side wins a record four consecutive division one titles in a thrilling playoff.July 23, 2014 3:36am
The team: Front: Garry Hunt , Caleb Bovalina Back: James Zapelli, Christopher Tomlinson, Nathan Matthews.
A birdie on the first play-off hole secured Cobram Barooga Golf Club a record-breaking fourth consecutive division one win at this year’s Goulburn Valley District Golf Association pennant finals held at Shepparton Golf Club on Sunday.
The team had two early victories with Nathan Matthews and Gary Hunt closing their respective matches early.
With James Zapelli and Christopher Tomlinson losing their matches on the last hole, it was down to 15-year-old Caleb Bovalina.
One shot down heading up the last, he held strong and won the hole, which then meant extra holes being played and the overall match riding on the result.
The first hole at Shepparton, a par five, saw Bovalina just short for two shots with his opponent in a bunker pin high.
Bovalina’s approach was outstanding, leaving him with a 2
His opponent from the bunker left himself a 4
With a now large gallery of spectators, Bovalina remained cool under pressure and hit true to the hole.
Shaking hands with his opponent, Bovalina turned to gesture to his father, brother and grandfather for a special moment that many will remember.
The win sees Bovalina finish the pennant season without losing a match which in itself is a formidable achievement.
Team captain Christopher Tomlinson at the presentations acknowledged runner-up Mooroopna Golf Club and thanked all players from Cobram playing in the final and those that had contributed to the team reaching the final — Fred Barten, Ross Percy and Rob Arbon.
He also thanked Barooga Sporties for its continued support and contribution to sport in the Cobram Barooga community.
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