Champions hold on with tough win

THE Gold Coast District Golf Association has reached the half way point of this year's pennant season and Coolangatta Tweed Heads, the defending champions, had another nail-biting 4 to 3 result.

This time though, they were the ones coming out on top with young Jake Disney winning his match on the 20th hole in a thriller to clinch the game.

They defeated the strong Colonial team that was unbeaten prior to this match.

In other clashes, Southport continues to improve by beating Gold Coast Burleigh and on their home track, Arundel Hills demolished an under strength Surfers Paradise 6 to 1.

Next week, Coolangatta Tweed plays Southport in what will be a continuation of great rivalry between the two teams.

Both teams need to win to stay in the race for the pennant.

In other matches, undefeated Arundel Hills plays Colonial in the match of the round and Surfers Paradise plays Gold Coast Burleigh in a game that could very well decide who is relegated this year to division two.

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  • SOME fantastic news for our juniors on the southern end of the Coast with Coolangatta Tweed Heads playing in the final round of the Gold Coast District Junior interclub pennant.

The team defeated Southport at Tamborine Mountain Golf Club to win this year's title.

Their win by the barest margin - three and half to two and a half had them finish the year on 33 points with Emerald lakes tipping out Tamborine Mountain for the runner-up position.

In the tightest of results, the one game loss by Southport had them possible winners of the title but ending up in fourth place - such was the tightness of the competition this year.

A very big 'well done' to Coolangatta Tweed's team manager Wayne Stegman and all the players on their win.

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  • BLAKE McGrory from Surfers Paradise was the only player from the Gold Coast to make the cut in the Riversdale Cup played in Melbourne over the weekend.

This Australian selection event is a great challenge for amateur golfers so well done Blake.

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  • ON a local note, good news with Dorothy Neill have recovered from surgery last year and playing good golf again.

Her win in C grade last week netted Dorothy all the prizes on the day so it is great to see the ex-committee member back and competitive.

All we need is for her to get husband Barry back on the course and it will be like old times.

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