Greg Munro (Rivenhall Oaks GC Member) and his playing partner Simon Griffiths last year entered the Southern Matchplay Pairs Competition with 127 other pairs from across the South/South West.
They played every round away from home and at the beginning of March contested the Grand Finals in Portugal at San Lorenzo GC in Quinta da Lago.
Greg and Simon contested a round robin event against 3 other pairs and after the 2nd match were sitting 2nd and needed a major turn around on the last day to topple the leaders
In the final round the leaders lost by 5 holes and Greg and Simon won their match by 9 holes against a 5 and 7 handicap to be become the champions.
A huge congratulations to Greg and Simon particularly as Greg is the first member of ROGC to win a National competition playing abroad in the final