DETERMINATION and precision at the final hole has lifted Shane Gurnett to the Port Fairy Golf Club matchplay championship.
Gurnett topped promising golfer Noah Best at the final hole to take out the crown, sinking a momentous long-range putt to sew up the win last weekend.
“It’s always tough to get the win at these sort of events, particularly in match play where you have to play a series of games to get there,” he said. “I was lucky enough to get it on the last hole.
“I was just trying to get the putt close and it happened to fall in.”
It was Gurnett’s second matchplay title in three years.
Gurnett said the matchplay provided good practice for pennant, which was set to begin in a fortnight.
“We tend to play a lot of it through the year. It’s a good build up for pennant in a couple of weeks’ time,” he said.
I was just trying to get the putt close and it happened to fall in.Shane Gurnett
He lauded the efforts of up-and-comer Best, declaring the 14-year-old had a bright future in the game.
“Noah played terrific golf. He lead up until the 14th and he just has a big future in golf,” Gurnett said.
Meanwhile, Darren Williams and Anthony Wright were the combined winners of the four ball stableford aggregate.