THE BEST: The winning Warwick pennants team (from left) Rhys Farrell, Josh Hynes, Gary Russell-Sharam, Peter Boney and Simon Macdonald after the final at Middle Ridge.
THE BEST: The winning Warwick pennants team (from left) Rhys Farrell, Josh Hynes, Gary Russell-Sharam, Peter Boney and Simon Macdonald after the final at Middle Ridge.

Narrow pennant 4 victory for Warwick team

GOLF: Juniors Rhys Farrell and Josh Hynes were part of the Warwick Golf Club team which narrowly won the division 4 pennants competition in Darling Downs golf this year.

“You couldn’t wipe the smiles off the faces of the two boys after our win,” Warwick club president Gary Russell-Sharam said.

The Warwick team qualified for the final by half a point against Clifton at Millmerran and then it was two wins each and one match square as Warwick and Cecil Plains met in the final at Middle Ridge at the weekend.

Peter Boney and Josh Hynes were the winners on the day and with Russell-Sharam the last on course, he had to sink his putt to square his match and the final and succeeded from 3.5m. Simon Macdonald and Rhys Farrell battled hard but went down in the final.

Both sides also had the same number of games so Russell- Sharam had to tee off in a sudden-death play off which he won first up.

A play-off hole was easy picking for Russell-Sharam after a year in which he had been receiving treatment for prostate cancer.

“Winning a pennants title was on my bucket list and I am just rapt that we won,” Russell-Sharam said.

“Golf keeps me going.

“I hope playing in the winning team is proof you can do things even while being treated for cancer.

“You need a strong mind to keep on top of it.”

Russell-Sharam said the win was a team effort.

“Greg Wallace and Eamon Cockram also played in some of the four rounds and final and each of the seven players had wins during the competition,” he said.

“You couldn’t find two young men as courteous and polite as Rhys and Josh. They are great examples of youth and a credit to their parents.”



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