TALENTED Wagga sportsman James Elliott has captured his first club championship at Wagga Country Club.
Elliott scored a runaway eight-shot victory, defeating defending champion Isaac Molloy and Charles Talbot, who finished in a tie for second.
Heading into the final weekend with a one-shot lead, Elliott soon put himself in the box seat with a third round two under par 70.
That opened up a four-shot lead heading into the final round and Elliott showed nerves of steel to produce another rock solid round of 72 to clinch the title.
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Molloy threw away his chance of defending the title with a third round 78 that put him nine off the pace.
Talbot was the closest of the chasing pack but was unable to make any inroads in the final round with a 76.
It was a deserved breakthrough for the 38-year-old, who had gone close and finished among the placings on a number of times in previous years.
In B grade, Jordan Kendall (332) edged out Alan Raves (333) by one shot, with Daryl Pellow (336) in third spot.
Geoff McNamara (363) grabbed the C grade title, four clear of Daniel Pocius (367) and Mark Crittenden (367).
Dennis Schultz won the senior title, while Henry Molloy is the junior champion.
The A grade nett winner was Andrew Uhr (284), Daryl Pellow (284) took out B grade, while Finn Shaw (279) won C grade.
287 - James Elliott (71,74,70,72)
295 - Isaac Molloy (70,76,78,71), Charles Talbot (73,73,73,76)
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