FOUR golfers, of Stawell Golf Club, have made their way through to represent Victoria at an annual scramble event in 2021.
Tania Dignan, Leigh Johnston, Anna Sullivan and Deb McSparron along with PGA professional Daniel Defelice successfully defeated the competition at Huntingdale Golf Course to win an all-expenses paid trip to Queensland.
After winning the regional event in Horsham in November 2019, the golfers had to endure a long wait to play the state event on Monday after the cancellation of four dates announced.
Johnston said she was 'ecstatic' with the win.
"There were tears, lots of tears, when we realised we had won," she said.
"We were so happy, we couldn't believe it.
"Our professional Dan played really well on the day and we're so happy with how we went."
It wasn't smooth sailing for the four women - all finding it tough to putt on the Melbourne grass and only winning the event by half a shot.
"We managed to get some putts in and Dan stayed positive and confident which really helped us during the 18-hole round," Johnston said.
We were so happy, we couldn't believe it.Leigh Johnston
"It was a nervous time while we waited to find out the final result.
"We just couldn't believe it - there were so many phone calls and text messages after the round."
Dignan said Sullivan and McSparron had only been playing golf for less than two years.
"It just shows that in team events everyone can contribute to the round no matter their ability," she said.
"Hopefully this encourages more golfers to enter competitions and try their best."
The scramble event in Queensland is pencilled in for May 2021.
"We'll work on our bunker game and putting before we head off," Dignan said.
"It's still very surreal that we won - I think we all need to get over the shock that it really happened."
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