YARRAWONGA’S Frazer Droop has produced the shot of the metropolitan pennant and showed nerves of steel in Commonwealth’s Divison 1 win last Sunday.
Droop was leading on the par 3 15th when he found the bunker.
His opponent, fellow Victorian junior team member Ted Donoghue, pushed his tee shot left, but the ball landed on the foot of a spectator, rumoured to be a member of Donoghue’s Metropolitan club, shooting up a hill and greenward onto the putting surface and stopping about three metres from the hole.
The must-win match was still all square when both players found the middle of the fairway on 17.
Droop’s approach drifted into the tea trees and One Week understands most spectators following the group declared it unplayable.
But the teenager took his chances with a three-inch gap at the base of the scrub and “took a swipe” with a lob wedge.
The ball rolled up and onto the fringe of the green about 12 metres from the pin, while Donoghue was staring at a regulation par.
Undaunted, Droop drained the sliding left to right putt, effectively sinking his opponent and the Metropolitan team in one hit.
Our spies say the roar was heard all over Kingston Heath.
Donoghue then took three from the front of the green.
Droop plays with Wodonga’s Zach Murray at Commonwealth and the win meant the pair took the Colts title last year and the senior championship on Sunday.
Droop is undefeated in the past two seasons.