by Conor Hickey
Picture Geoff Jones
Hawkesbury Gazette, Fairfax Media
RICHMOND Golf Club’s ladies pennant team has won the Nepean District first grade trophy for the second year running.
The seven ladies lost only one match, and secured their title with a pressure filled sixth round win against Lake Side.
Ladies captain Kelly Quigley said she was very proud to have secured the trophy, which has been awarded each year since 1934, for a second time for Richmond.
“Normally they keep the trophy but they allowed us to hang onto it for two weeks,” she said.
“We won on a Monday so we celebrated with coffee and cake. I had a little glass of champagne at home that night because I was very proud of the team and very happy.”
Quigley said the team went into its final match with a positive attitude.
“We went in with the attitude we were going to win, but so did the other team, and they were not happy when we won,” she said.
“We feel awesome. This is a very old trophy. It took a few years to get the win last year and to back it up again was a good feeling.”
While it was not a push over to win, Quigley said this year’s triumph was not as difficult as last year’s.
“It was much closer. One of the ladies had to give 10 shots,” she said.
“It was much more exciting. We played the last round last year, whereas this year we had a bye in the final round.
“This year we beat Lake Side, which secured our win and that gap couldn't be closed over the final round.”
Diana Stuart was also a member of the team, but could not make the photo.
Earlier this year, the Richmond Golf Club’s A Grade men’s team won the division four pennant title in the Metropolitan Major Pennants.
Published by Hawkesbury Gazette (Fairfax Media).
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