DOWN THE MIDDLE: Rob Booth for Deniliquin Golf Club.
DOWN THE MIDDLE: Rob Booth for Deniliquin Golf Club. Contributed

Final underway for nation's largest pro-am teams event

GOLF: Round one of the Holden Scramble Championship Final was held at Twin Waters on Saturday, when teams from Deniliquin and Wentworth claimed the lead.

The two outfits carded opening efforts of 21-under par in the three-round final of Australia's largest pro-am teams event.

"Our team are really excited just to be here at the Championship Final though to be leading is something else,” Wentworth pro Todd Brakenridge said in an event press release.

Deniliquin's head pro Rodney Booth said his team had been under some pressure.

"We were relying on one of our players to get the last of their three drives away on the final hole...she found the middle of the fairway,” he said.

In the women's final, Balaklava Gold Club holds a lead in the closely-contested six-team competition.

The leading 12 mixed teams and top three women's teams after the Sunday's round will be joined by professionals for Monday's final round.

The likes of recent Australian Open runner-up Ashley Hall and Olympian Marcus Fraser are set to play.

Each year's Holden Scramble starts with more 450 local events around the country, with winners progressing to regional finals.

Each team at the regional final teams up with their PGA club pro with the winners of those events then progressing to the championship final at Twin Waters.


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