Cooma team qualify for Holden Scramble Championship final

A local team from Cooma Golf Club has qualified through to the Holden Scramble Championship Final - Australia's largest and most successful pro-amateur teams event.

After qualifying at the local event earlier in the year, the team led by PGA Professional Andrew Bruyns and consisting of David Crawford, Christian Stockl, Darren Hedger and Andrew O'Keeffe held off at least 20 other teams to grab the one spot available at the Regional Final hosted by Federal Golf Club.

The team will now compete for the national title against 24 other teams from across the country in an all expenses paid trip of a life time to Twin Waters on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Andrew Bruyns said his team was thrilled to be heading to the Championship Final from the 7th - 10th December.

"The Holden Scramble is always one of the most highly anticipated events on our club calendar so we are thrilled that we were able to play some top golf today," Bruyns said.

"We can't wait to get to the Sunshine Coast, we have heard such great things from others who have been to the Championship Final and we're excited that 2012 is our year."

Holden Scramble Championship final teams will be treated to four days of golf played in full tournament conditions and three social functions at the wonderful Twin Waters Golf Club and Novotel Twin Waters Resort.

And if that wasn't enough, teams also have the opportunity to play alongside one of Australia's leading Tour Professionals before they tee it up in the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola.

In the past teams have played alongside the likes of Greg Norman, John Senden, Wayne Grady, Peter O'Malley and Stuart Appleby.

Whilst winning the trip to the final is essentially the prize in itself, in 2012 there is even more at stake as once again the leading teams from the 2012 Championship Final will reserve their spot in "Team Australia" to play in the Champions Tour to China.

Following a successful inaugural year in 2011/2012, the Champions Tour is set to continue with the top two teams playing in the "home and away" style match against the top teams from the China Golf Club League.

Players will be treated to another weekend away in Australia, likely to be held in March next year, before they jet off to China likely to be held in April 2013..

At the local level, over 35,000 players compete in the Holden Scramble every year, with only approximately 2,000 qualifying to one of the 29 Regional Finals around the country.

From the Regional Finals, only one team qualifies for the Holden Scramble Championship Final to be held at Twin Waters on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

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