Horsham Golf Club juniors win Wimmera pennant championship

HORSHAM Juniors won their second Wimmera District Golf Association pennant championship in three years at Horsham Golf Course on Sunday.

The Horsham quartet – comprising Jordan Briggs, Casey Schmidt, Lewis Gebert and Jack Werner – beat last year’s winner Stawell in the final.

However, the junior team almost missed out on the final – it won its final preliminary match 4-0, but had to rely on other results to fall its way.

They then had to test themselves against a Stawell team that went through its preliminary rounds undefeated.

Briggs, who also played in the junior side’s 2012 pennant victory, said winning the championship again was a great result.

“It was really good to get the win,” he said.

“I think this one meant a bit more than the first.

“As a junior team, people sort of 

disregarded us a bit, so to win it was a pretty big achievement.”

The 17-year-old, who represented Victoria in the Boys Border Challenge against South Australia in January, said it was a good team performance.

Team-mates Jack Werner, Lewis Gebert and Casey Schmidt recorded 5-3, 8-7 and 6-5 wins against their respective Stawell opponent.

“Jack was our number four player and he had a successful start to his match-play career,” Briggs said.

However, with the championship locked away, Briggs could not get over opposite number Matt Skinner, falling on the 18th hole.

The junior team’s next assignment is its annual match against the Northern district on March 15 and 16.

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