Rnd 4: SGD Juniors draw with Waverley Wizards
2015 Golf Vic Junior Pennant Result Round 4
Sunday 15th November the South Gippsland District combined Juniors team played away at the Waverley Golf Club against the Waverley Wizards.
In his report of the match, assisting manager Mark Boler wrote:
“Well Done everyone
The score today was 3-3 so we came away with a draw.
Handicaps today were a lot closer than last week although all players were still given shots. Our opposition once again insisted on teeing off in the reverse order that is stipulated in the rules and as such, Chris Buckland (Meeniyan) was first to the tee.
Chris’s opponent Peter Vassilladis opened strongly and their match remained close all day but Chris was always a couple of holes down. Putting was the main difference where Chris had many opportunities but couldn’t buy a putt, many lipping out and the match was lost 5/4.
Charlie May (Lang Lang) had another convincing win leading all day 3 up at the turn and never looked back, playing down the middle to finish on the 15th 5/3.
Tim Boler (LGC) was our captain this week and aside from the post-match speeches, showed no nerves being 5 up at the turn then continuing his form on the next three holes to finish the match 8/6.
Oscar Harry’s (LGC) opponent Lennox Popplestone got the jump on him early then Oscar fought back to be all square after 7. However Lennox again pulled away over the next two holes being two up at the turn. The match remained tight but Oscar couldn’t recover the margin and went down 4/3.
Jessica Harry’s (LGC) opponent Jouan Lam played consistent golf from the first tee. Jess couldn’t match this consistency today but fought hard keeping her chances alive eventually going down 5/4.
Will Christensen (Lang Lang) had a tough day and at one point was 4 down, and by the time all other matches were completed, SGD were relying on him to level the match. Once again, all his team mates went over to watch Will and his opponent Rachel Young finish their match and it was all square with 3 to play. Will never flinched and proceeded to win the next 2 holes for a win and to level the day for the team.
Amazing pressure on both of these young juniors to fight out a match like that. That’s probably why the Rules say the low handicappers should be bringing the field home.
Next week we have 4 players heading to Kyneton for a Country Club Championship and we wish Chris, Charlie, Tim and Oscar all the very best for that challenge.
We (SGD) will be playing Settlers Run at home at Lang Lang Golf Club and there will be some fresh faces to help out the rest of the team.
Well done today and good luck for the final round next week.”
Scores were as follows
Chris Buckland 4/5 lost to Peter Vassilladis
Charlie May 5/3 Defeated Caleb Johnson
Tim Boler 8/6 Defeated Hannah Mourant
Oscar Harry 3/4 lost to Lennox Popplestone
Will Christenson 2/1 Defeated Rachel Young
Jessica Harry 4/5 lost to Jouan Lam
Many thanks to Mark for sharing the Team Manager role and compiling these reports.