Deniliquin Golf Club proved it is still the best in the region with a 4-1 thrashing of Finley in the Mid Murray pennant grand final.February 18, 2014 9:30am
Deniliquin’s winning pennant side (from left) Ron Turner, Matt Thomas, Duncan McQuie, Ken Pearce, Gary Davies, Mick Lyne, Jarryd Pearce, George Willis, Josh Hunt and Simon Tilders
Deniliquin Golf Club men’s pennant side has claimed its eighth Mid Murray flag in 10 years.
The incredible feat came after the locals thrashed Corowa 4-1 in the regional championship grand final at Tocumwal on Sunday.
Team captain Mick Lyne said Deniliquin won five out of six games during the regular season and was hot favourite to win the title.
‘‘We were pretty confident heading in and it ended up being a pretty one-sided affair,’’ Lyne said.
‘‘That was our fourth pennant win in a row.’’
Lyne has been involved in six of Deni’s pennant flags, while Matt Thomas, Ron Turner and George Willis have played in all eight.
Contrary to last year’s close result against Finley, the pennant decider this year proved beyond doubt that Deniliquin remains the team to beat.
Deniliquin’s 10-man grand final squad included George Willis, Matt Thomas, Ron Turner, Simon Tilders, Gary Davies, Duncan McQuie, Ken and Jarryd Pearce, Josh Hunt and Lyne.
‘‘We had 16 blokes that played throughout the year but unfortunately we could only pick 10 for the grand final,’’ Lyne said.
The golfers who played in the pennant side throughout the season but didn’t play on Sunday were Peter Astill, Dick Grant, Jarod Sommerfeld and Zac Pearce, who all played in last year’s grand final, and Robin Cameron.
On Sunday the pairings of Davies and Thomas, and Hunt and Tilders won their games 3-2, and Willis and McQuie scored a 4-3 victory.
Jarryd Pearce and Turner ended up on the better side of a 7-6 result, while Lyne and Ken Pearce were the only losing game, 2-1.
The Mid Murray pennant consists of six teams - Deniliquin, Cobram, Finley, Corowa, Tocumwal and Yarrawonga.
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