Locals in Volkswagon Scramble final

By Robert Muir

A women’s team of four including three Corowa Golf Club members will play in the Volkswagon Scramble Final at the Twin Waters Golf Club and Novotel Twin Waters in Queensland from May 24 to 27 May.

The history-making local women’s team comprises Louise Holden, Patricia Lethbridge and Heather Briggs who are Corowa members and Albury’s Jeanette Edward who is a Howlong member.

Along with PGA Professional Gavin Vearing at Wodonga, the team combined for a score of 54.6 to take out the Volkswagen Scramble Women’s State Final at the Cranbourne Golf Club to earn the right to play on the Sunshine Coast.

Vearing said his team was thrilled to be heading to the championship final. “The Volkswagen Scramble is always one of the most highly anticipated events on our club calendar, and we are ecstatic that we are going to be represented at the championship final,” he said. 

The Volkswagen Championship Final teams will be treated to four days of golf played in full tournament conditions, three social functions and the chance to rub shoulders with greats of the game such as two time PGA Tour winner, Craig Parry on the final day’s play.

Corowa’s head professional Rob Rowe praised the effort of the four ladies in reaching the final. “It’s super exciting to have some Corowa women qualify for it,” he told The Free Press.

“Gavin gets to play and look after the team. It’s the first time we’ve had a women’s team compete in the final and we wish them all the best.”