LEONGATHA’S Tuesday Pennant team broke a 35 year drought when it defeated Inverloch in the Division 1 final last week at Korumburra.
The Leongatha team were in control for most of the contest and pulled away at the end to win by 12 shots 16/70 to 0/58.
Great celebrations followed the final rink to finish in which Marj Person’s girls defeated Anne Tschiderer’s 21 to 16.
Leongatha’s Division 3 team that went down to Mirboo North in a thriller spilled out onto the green to congratulate their club-mates.
In the centre of it all were mother and daughter combo Jenny Miller and Angie Hackett.
Jenny, the South Gippsland Bowls Division’s singles champion, is also a member at Loch, but was granted a dual membership to allow her to play with Angie.
Her addition to the squad helped immensely, along with the experience of Marj Pearson and Leonie Hanks in recent times.
Leongatha finished third on the ladder at the end of the regular season but saved their best until when it mattered most.
After many years rising and falling between Division 1 and 2, the first pennant in 35 years has been well celebrated.
In another exciting result, Port Welshpool secured a promotion to Division 1 with a win against Tarwin Lower.
The tiny little club barely has enough members to field pennant sides with men and women part of the teams that play on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
As mentioned, Mirboo North had a narrow win against Leongatha in Division 3 and Inverloch won against Corinella in Division 4.

TUESDAY PENNANT
SOUTH Gippsland Bowls Division’s Tuesday Pennant competition concluded last week with the grand finals held at Korumburra.
DIVISION 1: Leongatha 16/70 (12 shots) d Inverloch -/58 (R James 23 d C Hughes 17, J Miller 26 d L Dowson 25, M Pearson 21 d A Tschiderer 16).
DIVISION 2: Port Welshpool 14/79 (12 shots) d Tarwin Lower 2/67 (L McLaine 28 d S Browne 13, B Crawford 31 d H Marshall 26, M McDonald 20 lt H Twite 28).
DIVISION 3: Mirboo North 12/68 (6 shots) d Leongatha 4/62 (A Plowman 28 d B Thompson 13, M Briscoe 16 lt M Rayson 22, D Stein 24 lt M Jepson 27).
DIVISION 4: Inverloch 12/51 (11 shots) d Corinella 2/40 (V Muir 31 d H Fox 13, M Paynting 20 lt P Scammell 27).

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