Team North nabs 2021 Trans-Murray Match Play

Trans-Murray Matchplay Champs

2021 Trans-Murray Matchplay a massive hit in Canberra!

trans-murray match play

By all accounts, it was an amazing week of golf for the 2021 Trans-Murray Matchplay, Feb 4-7, 2021. Golfers from both sides of the Murray River descended upon Canberra to represent their region, and battle for victory (and the all-important “bragging rights”).

There was some incredible competition, great sportsmanship, and some truly awesome camaraderie throughout the week (as well as some significant Après-Golf activities, we’re told).

Day 1

The First day's action (Pairs/Ambrose, held at the sublime Royal Canberra GC) saw the teams tied at 9.50 points each at the end of play. This created some serious anticipation (and anxiety), with many competitors undergoing a sleepless night (this could, however, be partly due to the Après Golf activities noted above).

Day 2

For Day 2, (Pairs/Foursomes) at the picturesque Federal Golf Club, it was an “All North” affair, with the northerners capturing a dominant 13 points to the South’s 5. Had a few more putts dropped for South, it would have been a different outcome altogether.

Day 3

All may have seemed lost at that point, but the mighty southerners, and their “NEVER SAY IT’S OVER” rallying cry (mostly shouted at the various pubs during “last drinks” the aforementioned Après Golf activities), battled hard in the Singles matches on Day 3, at the lovely Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course. The scoring was tight, and Team South created a very real possibility of turning the tables completely.

Though while Team South captured Day 3 (18.50 points to 17.50), it was not enough to catch Team North, who seized victory courtesy of an overall margin of 40 to 33. Congratulations to Team North!!

Final leaderboard (Bold denotes team winning the day)

Team R1 R2 R3 Total Points
North 9.50 13.00 17.50 40.00
South 9.50 5.00 18.50 33.00

For day-by-day scores and matches, see the leaderboard on Golf Genius:

Special Thanks

We would like to thank all the competitors (and their spouses/partners/plus-ones) for an incredible week. The success of these events is mostly due to the quality of the participants, and we believe that our golfers are of the highest quality anywhere!

A very special thanks to our sponsors Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin and our hotel partner, Mantra on Northbourne.