Casey a sliver from big double

Casey Wild

Casey Wild

WODONGA’S Casey Wild has been beaten in a playoff in her quest for a rare double at the Victorian Country Golf Championships.

Wild, who will leave to play college golf at Tarleton University in Texas next week, won the two-day stroke play event on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old opened with an impressive 73 on the lightning greens at the Murray Course on Tuesday before wrapping up the 36-hole tournament by four strokes the next day.

Wild was seeded No. 1 for the matchplay quarter finals and duly won 5 and 3 early yesterday.

But Alexandra Hilliard from Cardinia — Beaconhills, who also plays off 1, was a far tougher assignment in the semi-final in the afternoon.

Hilliard triumphed after the contest had gone to an extra hole.

It is the second successive year that Wild has lost in the semi-final of the prestigious title.

Wangaratta’s Georgia Macklan was also beaten by Hilliard, in her quarter-final.

Wodonga’s Catherine Odgers, who is also heading back to college golf later this month, missed out on the matchplay action after being beaten in a play-off for the eighth spot on Wednesday afternoon.

Hilliard will play Port Fairy’s Joanna Flaherty in the final at Yarrawonga today.

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