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Golf Illawarra prevail over Newcastle DGA in thriller

The Golf Illawarra representative team with the David Wood Trophy

The Golf Illawarra representative team travelled to Newcastle on the weekend to play against Newcastle DGA. The event between Golf Illawarra, Newcastle DGA, ACT Monaro DGA and the Central Coast DGA is held annually and sees 16 golfers from each of the districts play against one of the other districts. This year it was our turn to play Newcastle DGA and the winner would claim the David Wood trophy.

Foursomes matches were played on Saturday in strong winds and in the difficult conditions it was Newcastle DGA who would lead 4.5-3.5 going into Sunday's singles matches. The best performing pair for Golf Illawarra were Mark Johnston (Shoalhaven Heads) and Dylan Humphries (The Grange) who won their match 4/3.

The Golf Illawarra team were looking for a good result in the singles matches to claim the trophy. Leading the local team to success were the Grange junior Mitch Austin with resounding 7/6 win. Newcastle appeared to be in the box seat with both Lachlan Maddinson and Danny Nesbitt  two down with two to play. Both needing to win the last two holes of their respective matches for Golf Illawarra to win and both delivered. The resulting squared matches gave Golf Illawarra victory in the singles 9 matches to 7, with the end result being Golf Illawarra 12.5 Newcastle DGA 11.5 

Results  Newcastle DGA v Golf Illawarra