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August 21, 2016

Encourage Shield finalists decided

Encourage Shield golfers Wil Daibarra and Eddie Ward at Wollongong Golf Club

The final preliminary round of the Encourage Shield was held today at The Grange Golf Club. Port Kembla and 2015 winners Moss Vale controlled their own destiny with games against bottom placed teams Wollongong and the Grange/Highlands respectively, with last years runners-up Kiama and Links Shell Cove playing each other. The winner of the Links and Kiama would require a slip up by either of the top teams to advance to the final.

Port Kembla was the first team to qualify for the final with a 5-1 victory over Wollongong. The Links did their part by defeating Kiama by four matches to two. That left Moss Vale requiring to win their match. Moss Vale won the number five and six matches to take an early two-nil lead. They confirmed their place in the final when the number four match was squared. The final result was a win to Moss Vale by 5.5 to 0.5.

The final will be held between Port Kembla and Moss Vale on Sunday September 4 at Kiama Golf Club from 8.55am