Golf | Revenge sweet in Border challenge

THE North East has gone some way to squaring the ledger with their northern neighbours after a comprehensive victory in the cross-Border golf challenge.

North Eastern District Golf Association’s representative team made a one-act affair of the individual matchplay contests on Sunday to beat the Murray District Golf Association 18-9.

Murray had the better of the foursomes on Saturday at the Bright Country Club, leading 4-3 after the morning session, but the North East took the afternoon four-ball 5-2 to lead going into the second day of competition.

It’s the second successive victory for North East, but it still trails the NSW team overall.

North East manager Vaughan Saunders was one of four in the team to remain undefeated for the two days.

“We have been on the end of some hidings over the years but I don’t think anything like that,” he said.

“We had the luxury of playing Zach Murray at No.1 and Nathan Scheneider at No. 2.

“We either won or halved all the matchplay contests on the Sunday.

“Next year we hope to make it three in a row.”

Saunders said the weekend’s victory was also a nice tune-up for Victorian Country Week.

“The course was in great condition so it was nice for the boys to get to play as a team ahead of Country Week,” he said.

“In my time in the North East I don’t remember having a stronger team to take down to Melbourne and our aim is to again be promoted into Division 1.

“Saturday was a good test, playing 36 holes, so we were worn out.”