Golf Vic U18 Junior Pennant-Rnd 2 Sunday 30/10/2016
South Gippsland – v – Sandhurst Round 2.
The final result (4-2 Sandhurst over South Gippsland) suggests a dominant Team victory by the visitors to Lang Lang Golf Course today but in reality a win to South Gippsland or draw, just slipped through our fingers.
Debutante LGC golfer Miles Wrigley lined up today for us and performed well under pressure of his lack of experience, yet held his own, winning the tricky 8th and squaring a couple against a “seasoned” opponent before going down 8/7. This round will hold him in good stead for next week’s game.
Regular dynamo Will Christensen played solid golf all day in a see sawing match against a big hitter before getting pipped on the 18th as another putt slipped past the hole, going down by 1.
Charley McKenna led all day playing great steady golf and held off a very good golfer to win 1up.
Joel Brann was a little wayward early and chased all day against a very accurate opponent who one putted most greens. Joel went down 5/3.
So being 3-1 and with the final pairings not only battling each other but severe gales that blew in, Charlie May continued yestereday’s A grade winning form at Lang Lang to outplay his opponent to finish 3 up.
Which brings us to the final pairing between Miss Kai Shipp (0.5) and Alex Geyer (9.0). Alex started off the match with the putting yips and Kai was soon 4 holes up. Alex fought back over the back nine to be square at the 17th and with a shot on the 18th, was looking for a good tee shot.
Both played suberb drives and then the nerves took over. Both eventually on for three before those yips returned and the win, then draw slipped by the hole and turned into a win for Kai, Alex 1 down and the match 4-2. A great finish for the day.
Next week’s 3rd Round is at home (Lang Lang GC) against Cranbourne, tee off at 1.30pm.
Miles Wrigley with dad Michael, lining up his putt in his first Pennant match. Miles recently got his handicap after progressing through the Junior Clinics run at LGC by Josh Hall and John Payne.