South Gippsland District Golf Association Men’s Pennant Rd 2 – Sunday 22 March 2015
The Leongatha Golf Club Men’s Pennant teams are sponsored by:
Division 1 – BYE
Division 2 @ Phillip Island GC Lost 1-6 Vs Lang Lang GC
Match Report by (Stand in) Captain: Russell Williams
Fortunately we were able to play three Division 1 players in our side due to their bye, however realising Lang Lang are the premier Division 2 side ,we tried to structure our side to advantage .
Unfortunately we went down 1-6 over the day, with some close finishes not falling our way.
Sparksy went to the 20th hole and was beaten by a 20 foot putt. Tom Sorell lost 2 down after a torrid struggle against his opponent off a handicap of 3. Barry Attwood and Russell Williams had the unenviable task of playing one and two against 2 handicappers and were beaten as you would expect. Peter Dowling put up a good tussle but was beaten on the last hole. Grant McRitchie forgot to take his meds early enough and unfortunately they didn’t take effect until too late.
The shining light was Rod McKenzie who comfortably beat the Lang Lang captain Nick De Hay and won the money .
A very social day with drinks going late into the afternoon with the Lang Lang boys .
- Barry Attwood Lost
- Russell Williams Lost
- Tom Sorrell Lost 2Dn
- Rod McKenzie Won
- Peter Dowling Lost 1Dn
- Anthony Sparkes Lost 20th
- Grant McRitchie Lost
Division 3 @ Korumburra GC – Won 5-2 Vs Foster GC
Match Report by Captain: Chris Indian
Div3 had a very solid 5-2 win against Foster at Korumburra.
The team got off to a flyer with almost every match having us up at the turn. Dan & Al tried hard to lose their matches – Dan from dormy 5up & Al from a bit less – I guess they both just wanted to walk up Webb’s Horror!! After a couple of wild shots near the end of their respective matches, they’d say unlucky bounces & lies, they both managed to close it out 4&2. Brendan & Chris had no desire to walk up Webb’s, and duly finished their matches early – they didn’t even walk it to support their team mates deciding to watch from the tee boxes!
Robert had another solid win, while John & Bryan got very close.
We have a big match in front of us after the Easter break against Korumburra that could ultimately decide whether we are in good shape for the final.
- Brendan Simon Won 7&6
- Allan Adcock Won 4&2
- Dan Poynton Won 4&2
- Chris Indian Won 6&5
- John Dalton Lost 19th
- Bryan McCorkall Lost 2&1
- Robert Rumian Won 2&1
Division 4 @ Korumburra GC – Won 6-1 Vs Welshpool GC
Match Report by Captain: Andy Bassett
Division 4 Team won a thrilling contest against Meeniyan 5-2, a score which did not reflect the closeness of the competition. Junior Tim Boler again played solid golf and won getting up on the 17th hole 2&1. Mark Anderson powered home through the back nine to win 5&4 then Ryan “Rocky” Thomas had a break through win 4/2 which underlines the importance of giving the young guys continuing opportunities to develop. Well done to Tim and Ryan (probably part of the 1st Div team in years to come).
Both Mark Boler and Peter Jaspers secured wins on the 19th holes after sea sawing first 18’s, especially Peter who came back from 4 down at the turn. These determined efforts secured our great team win.
Garry Peters put up a valiant effort, square at the 16th, but lost the 17 and ended 2 down. The Captain, me, I was at best ordinary, with my opponent Dave McIntyre giving me a spanking having me 8 down at the turn. I think he had 11 puts and 3 birdies on the front 9. I felt like captain Francesco Schettino with a major disaster on my hands. I managed to put together three wins to start the back 9 but I was on the rocks and my ship sank after a skinny bunker shot on the 14th, ending 6/4.
- Gary Peters Lost 2Dn
- Peter Jaspers Won 19th
- Andy Bassett Lost 6&4
- Ryan Thomas Won 4&2
- Mark Boler Won 19th
- Mark Anderson Won 5&4
- Tim Boler Won 2&1
Results of the other matches and division ladders can be found on the South Gippsland District Golf Association website.