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Men’s Pennant Results – Divisions 3 and 4 – Sunday 20th March

The 2016 Men’s Pennant season kicked off today with both our Div 3 and 4 teams engaged in matches against Wonthaggi. Our Div 3 team played at Korumburra and won 4 -3 in a tightly contested event. Unfortunately our Div 4 team went down to Wonthaggi 5 -2  at Wonthaggi.

Report on Div 3 match at Korumburra against Wonthaggi:

Division 3 emerged with a hard fought win against Wonthaggi 4 matches to 3. Brendan Simon, Peter Dowling and Rod Mackenzie all went neck and  neck with their opponents for most of the match but each was able to power home to post a victory. Brendan won 2 up, while Peter and Rod both won 2-1. With three players sustaining loosses, the contest went to the 7th match in which Bryan Sword came back from being 2 down for much of the match to win 1 up.  

Captain Chris Indian lost his match on the 22nd hole, obviously not fancying going up Webb’s Horror for a second time in the day! 

The next round (round 2)  is to be played on Sunday 3rd April, with our Div 3 side taking on Meeniyan at Meeniyan.

Div 4’s Captain Colin Bear’s report on the match at Wonthaggi is as follows:

Division 4 started the season with a hard fought loss to home side Wonthaggi, 5 matches to 2. No doubt a few of our boys will be better for the run and we’ll see a few better results in the coming weeks.. It was very pleasing to see non-playing captain, Andy Bassett, wandering around the course encouraging his team after his little stay in hospital. Andy was looking fit enough to take his place in the team.

Debutant Dennis Wallace (1 up) and Gene Vanderzalm (3/2) were the winners for the team, with Bryan McCorkell being unlucky to get pipped on the 19th. The other team members put up a good fight but were just couldn’t overcome the home course advantage.

The next match is at home against Korumburra on April 3rd.

It was great to see some new blood out there today. We hope you enjoyed the experience.


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