Wodonga's Zach Murray is now setting his sights on bigger things after winning the Golf Victoria Victorian Par 3 Championship at Kyabram Parkland Golf Club.MATTHEW GALEA June 11, 2014 3:10am
Kyabram Parkland Golf Club was host to some of the brightest golfing talent in Victoria during the Queen’s Birthday weekend as it hosted the men’s and women’s Golf Victoria Victorian Par 3 Championships.
Wodonga’s Zach Murray was one such talent, and was delighted to take out the title with a consistent performance across 54 holes.
Murray was runner-up last year to Andrew Kane and said he wanted to come back and redeem last year’s effort.
‘‘I wanted to have a good result, so I came back for a bit of redemption,’’ Murray said.
‘‘I just needed to be consistent in the way I struck the ball. I struck it pretty solid on both days and was pretty consistent overall.
‘‘You’ve got to be good at chipping and putting around the greens there, so I was happy with the performance.’’
Murray took out the title by scoring 54 in round one, 56 in round two and 54 in round three for an impressive nett score of 164; which was two shots better than Matias Sanchez in second place.
The win certainly isn’t the biggest in Murray’s fledgling career, having won on the international stage in China last year, but it could prove to be an important part of his lead-in to the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Tokyo from June 24 to 27.
‘‘I thought this would be a good warm up for that event because I hadn’t played in many tournaments in the lead-up,’’ Murray said.
‘‘I thought I’d go into this one and get a win to get that winning feeling.’’
Murray’s good friend and Shepparton Golf Club player Kyle Michel was the best performed local at the tournament, coming equal fourth with a nett score of 178.
‘‘I played pretty well, but I made a couple of costly mistakes,’’ Michel said.
‘‘It was a good field, so I knew I had to perform well, but it just didn’t quite work out.’’
Kyabram’s David Cartwright won the A-grade handicap event, and also formed part of the runners-up in the team event alongside brother Glen and Rob Curtis.
Continuing to host the tournament was a real coup for Kyabram Parkland Golf Club and the town, club secretary Peter Fraser said.
‘‘We had 132 women and 90 blokes playing, so it’s not just a financial boost for us, it is for the town too,’’ Fraser said.
‘‘We think it brings about $100
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