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
Nathalia Secondary College principal John Sciacca will speak at Cool Heads tomorrow night about the night he came across the crash that killed Year 10 student Jess Hearn.
In a surprise announcement this morning the Burramine Sports Club has said there will be no Burramine Gift in 2015.
The Tatura and district Catholic community will celebrate the 51st staging of the Feast of St Donato on Saturday, August 2.
More than $30,000 was raised for the James McQuillan Future Fund through a nearest the pin competition at Moama Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
Shavanna Coghill, Harvey Keating, Nate MacFarlane and Holly Scoble were among children who enjoyed the first community playgroup in Rochester on Monday.
Lancaster Football Netball Club makes all families welcome.
St Mary's College staff member Rhonda Tallnash declared Queensland bush poet female champion.
Jerilderie thumped Yarroweyah by 185 points on Saturday with star forward Aaron Purcell leading the charge.
Heathcote landfill is open until Sunday for the free disposal of e-waste.
Barooga Lions Club's stalwart of deb balls calls it a day after 17 years of service.
The Deniliquin Wetlands Restoration Community Project has restored the balance to the Deniliquin lagoon system.
Tackling salinity in the Goulburn-Broken basin was a key element of a presentation made to an international forum in the United States last month.
The garden is the work of more than 100 people and has taken more than a decade to complete. Aboriginal community devleopment worker Chris Thorne shared stories of Benalla's Indigenous heritage.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.