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The Lakes take Division Two

The Lakes GC Major Pennant team 2017

The Lakes have celebrated their elevation to Division One Metropolitan Major Pennant next year with a nail-biting 4 1/2 to 2 1/2 win over Cabramatta in the Division Two Major Pennant final.

It was the wise head on the Veteran Anthony O’Rourke that sealed the win for the Pagewood side with a 20th hole result to the cheers of his teammates.

The other winners for the Lakes were Joshua Armstrong and Tristan Berrett, who both won 6&4, and Evan Kargas, who won 4&2. Darren Wathen, The Lakes Manager, was delighted with the result.

“I thought it was going to be close,” Wathen said. ”After nine I figured we had it but the conditions changed, and the wind came up. Coming down the 17th I was worried.”

“Tony O’Rourke, though, he’s a veteran. He stays calm, and he brought it in on the 20th.”

“Lucky I cut the fingernails yesterday, I couldn’t bite them today,” he laughed.

The result for The Lakes was the fruition of a plan that was set in motion after the proud club was demoted from Division One three years ago.

“We set a plan back then to get back into Division One. We’ve achieved that today. This win is a bonus and brings the season home.”

Wathen praised his team for the spirit they have helped build through the season.

“This is a tight-knit team and a well-deserved result. I’m proud of them. They’re a great group of players, and I’ve learnt a lot,” Wathen smiled.

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