North Eastern won its first division one women’s Country Week since 2012 under bizarre circumstances.
Having secured enough points after day two, North Eastern celebrated victory and were enjoying the final round when disaster struck.
North Eastern defeated Peninsula 4-3 on the second day which was meant to be the decisive result.
However, midway through her final round, captain Judy Langford was told a call had been put in to Golf Victoria questioning the eligibility of their number two player Danika Coyne.
“They said she was a trainee (professional) and therefore not eligible, so all her matches would turn into losses,” Langford said.
“We came crashing down and I played the back nine thinking how is the rest of the team is going to feel.
“They changed it on the website and rang Peninsula and told them they had to come in for the presentation, but they did all this without speaking to Danika.
“When they spoke to Danika, she said she got amateur status back and she went through Golf NSW because she plays in Howlong.
“She then spoke to her mother who emailed her the letter that said she got her amateur status back on July 4 this year and they reinstated the cup to us.”
Donna Anstee and Sue Eisenhauer both recorded four wins from four matches.
The tournament was played at Southern, Woodlands and Huntingdale.
The team was: Casey Wild, Danika Coyne, Judy Langford, Donna Anstee, Georgia Macklan, Di Murphy, Sue Eisenhauer, Jenny Garner and Aileen Buckley.
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