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Junior Pennant Win Sunday 25 October 2015

Combined South Gippsland U18 Side wins.

This year LGC  Juniors have joined forces with other under 18 y/o players from Wonthaggi, Meeniyan and Lang Lang Golf Clubs to enter a team under the banner of South Gippsland District (SGD), in the 2015 Golf Victoria  Junior Pennant.

The competition is held over five weeks with the first round last Sunday 25 October.  Our SGD team played  away against the team from Churchill Park Golf Club at their venue. The match results were:

Churchill Park Team:                   South Gippsland District Team

Nathanniel Foo (17)       Vs           Chris Buckland (6)            2 Down (Loss)

Brandon Ong (17)            Vs           Jacob Taberner (32)        4/3         (Win)

Harrison Hall (29)            Vs           Oscar Harry (36)                3/2        (Win)

Bojan Kovacevic               Vs           Tim Boler (36)                    Square   (Half)

Jaydon Lee (36)                Vs           Will Christensen (36)      8/7          (Win)

DNP                                         Vs          Jessica Harry (43)                                Win

Our reserves for this game were:

Standby 1: Charlie May (Lang Lang GC)

Standby 2: Alex Geyer –  (Wonthaggi GC)

Recent past member Mark Boler managed the team on the day and made the following observations of the SGD Team:

“Unfortunately our opposition (Churchill Park) had one player that didn’t show so after the travel, Jessica Harry (LGC) did not play but we were 1 up before we started. Jessica was offered the opportunity to play the course anyway but ended up choosing shopping instead (smart Girl). Congratulations  to her in the way she handled the situation as she is still an important part of our team.

So 5 players teed off today.

First was our youngest player Will Christensen (Lang Lang GC), who pretty much dominated from start to finish winning 8 and 7. I think this is a sign of things to come with the way he approaches his golf.

Next off was Tim( Tim Boler LGC) whom had a disastrous start losing the first 5 holes. He came to the turn still 5 down then came back to level the score after 18. With no play off it was called a draw.

Oscar Harry (LGC) had a tight game throughout the first 14 holes with the lead swaying both ways but always seemed comfortable and ended up securing a 3 and 2 win.

Jacob  Taberner (Lang Lang GC)  was in control for most of the day, playing well below his handicap and early on was three up and never looked in doubt ending in a 4 and 3 victory.

Our captain for today Chris Buckland (Meeniyan GC) was up early in the round but eventually giving 11 shots was too much. After 17 holes and 1 down he had to go for it but it didn’t come off so went down by 2. If anyone has a spare 4 iron Chris would really appreciate it as I think the battle between tree and shaft ended in the predicted outcome.

So overall we should all be very proud of our juniors who came away with a 4 ½ to 1 ½ victory against a good side on their home turf.

Personally I was proud in the way they conducted themselves, their sportsmanship, honesty and friendly nature is a testament to themselves and the game of Golf.”

Great comments and a great result for the team.

Next Sunday 1st November is Round Two and the SGD Team is again playing away, this time at Kew Golf Club playing Kew 2 Junior team.

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