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Golfer sixth from Warwick to contest salver

Melanie McLennan represented Downs and South Western District in the Meg Nunn Salver event.
Melanie McLennan represented Downs and South Western District in the Meg Nunn Salver event. Judy Lester

GOLF: Warwick golfer Melanie McLennan became only the sixth women member from the club to be chosen to represent the Downs and South Western District at the prestigious Meg Nunn Salver event at McLeod Country Golf Club in Brisbane.

To the vast majority of women club golfers in Queensland, the Meg Nunn event is the pinnacle of golfing achievement. It is a tournament steeped in history and tradition and was first played in 1983 in Rockhampton.

Teams of six A-grade golfers representing the seven districts of Queensland compete annually in team handicap matchplay over four days for the Meg Nunn Salver, an antique silver tray named after the country vice-president of the time, Meg Nunn. Downs and South West has only won on two occasions.

This year a strong Brisbane and District team, captained by ex-Warwick champion and Downs representative player Cheryl Sternberg turned on a superb display of matchplay on their home course to win comfortably.

McLennan played some excellent golf this year to put herself in contention for the team and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and challenges of the tournament. She admitted to 'some nervous moments' but found it a great learning experience that she looks forward to building on again next year in Rockhampton.

-Marg Adcock

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