Surprising Christmas cheer

December 14, 2016

Brenda Broughton's 31-71 victory against Brenda Brodie helped spearhead Mooroopna Golf's 50-shot boilover against reigning premier Shepparton Park.

Mooroopna Golf stunned Shepparton Park in an Edna Harling Shield upset of epic proportions yesterday.

The final round before the Christmas break was always going to set a great scene and the most notable spectacle came on Fairway Dve.

Golf produced its best performance of the midweek pennant top flight campaign so far to prevail 15-84 to 1-50.

Faye Wheelhouse and Di Hands fought out a cracking contest on their rink, and it was fitting scores were deadlocked at 21 apiece.

As that tussle was being played, Golf dictated proceedings on the other two rinks.

Jan Doherty’s rink produced a sublime display to outclass Marika Armstrong 32-12.

The battle of the Brendas — Broughton (Golf) and Brodie (Park) — also proved a lopsided affair as Broughton saluted 31-17.

However, after the surprise result Mooroopna Golf remains in sixth spot going into the festive period, although the gap has closed.

Golf is just two points adrift of fourth-placed Seymour and nine points away from Rushworth, not looking quite as solid in third as it did seven days ago.

The defeat proved a costly one for Park, which slipped from first to second on the ladder.

Kyabram took full advantage of the result, climbing to the summit thanks to a 14-66 to 2-57 defeat of Seymour.

Jenni Dixon proved the dominant victor, edging out Wilma Atkins by six shots, with Mia Nowosad sealing a 20-16 victory against Maureen Prudden.

The lone joy for Seymour was delivered by Dot Dillon, who defeated Maree Boswell 21-20.

Hill Top did its finals hopes a big favour courtesy of a 16-72 to 0-59 defeat of Rushworth.

A clean sweep of the rinks was the highlight for the hosts, who boast a seriously inferior shots differential on their nearest rivals, ensuring the 16 points would be warmly welcomed.

Fresh from making her Allan Matheson Shield debut on Saturday, Jeanette Overall scored a thrilling 23-22 win against Kay Quirk.

Marg McGurgan downed Suzie Perry by five shots, while Maria Warner also impressed in a 22-15 defeat of Rushworth champion Jean Sprague.

Shepparton Golf won the battle of the cellar-dwellers against Stanhope, 14-83 to 2-64.

Jo Crowe sealed a 39-22 defeat of Jenny Crilly, while Jenny Waddell got the job done by seven shots against Glenda Patterson.

Marg Adams was the leading light for Stanhope, beating Kathy McPherson by a comfortable five-shot margin.

●In division one, Shepparton Golf heads into the break with a commanding lead at the top of the ladder following a 15-75 to 1-64 defeat of Kyabram yesterday.

Anne Matthews (Golf) and Leonie Shilling (Ky) played out a 24-all draw, with Robyn Cumming and Rita Ivak the successful skips for Golf to get across the line.

Shepparton Golf is 37 points clear of Euroa, which climbed to second after a 25-shot home win against Shepparton Park.

In other matches, Hill Top landed an away triumph at East Shepparton and Tatura recorded a thrilling four-shot success against Mooroopna.

The win moves Tatura into the top four.

●Avenel sets a cracking pace at the head of division two following a 33-shot defeat of Violet Town yesterday.

Shepparton Park, Shepparton RSL and Mooroopna Golf were the other round 11 victors.

●Rushworth, Kyabram, Merrigum and Mooroopna Golf featured on the winners’ list in division three.

●Dookie and Avenel played out a one-shot game in division four, with Dookie getting the spoils 53-52.

Euroa, Kyabram and Shepparton Golf were the other winners.

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