Trophies with a twist
The Bendigo Rowing Club will be handing out unique trophies at its annual sprint regatta.
Bendigo Pottery has crafted more than 120 coffee mugs which will be awarded to the winning scullers, crews and coxswains.
More than 300 athletes from 20 clubs across Victoria will compete at the event.
BRC president Cathleen Farrelly said the event gave Rowing Victoria talent scouts a "glimpse of the sport's emerging stars".
"The Bendigo Sprint Regatta will be the first hit out this spring for our talented squad of young scullers including Miki Oxley, Indiana Crone, Emma Spencer, Chelsea Dillon and Amy Morgan," Farrelly said.
"The regatta will also kick-start BRC's club champion Livia Rosaia's quest to represent Bendigo in the 2020 Sydney International Rowing Regatta - the nation's premier regatta conducted in Penrith next March."
The regatta will be held on Lake Weeroona on Saturday October 19.
When in Rome
Bendigo golfer Lucas Herbert remains in the hunt for a win at the 2019 Italian Open.
The 23-year-old was three over-par 74 at the end of the first round at Olgiata Golf Club, Rome.
His first round included 11 pars, two birdies and five bogeys.
Herbert was due to tee off in the second round of the competition on Friday evening 10pm AEST alongside Joakim Lagergren (SWE) and Richard Sterne (RSA).
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