East Gippsland earns promotion

THE East Gippsland women’s team won division two of Golf Victoria’s Alice Coltman Cup.

East Gippsland began by defeating the Dalhousie district five matches to two at Keysborough.

The next day, the team played 36 holes at Cranbourne, where it defeated arch rival South Gippsland 4-3 in the morning, before losing to South-Western 4-3 in the afternoon.

Needing a victory on the third day to keep its hopes of claim the division alive, East Gippsland defeated Western 4.5-25.

With Dalhouise defeating South-Western, East Gippsland won division two by one match and promotion to division one next year.

The team consisted of players from Sale, Maffra, Newry, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale and Toongabbie.