South Gippsland Mens Pennant – Rd 4 Match Results
South Gippsland District Golf Association Men’s Pennant Rd 4 – Sunday 12 April 2015
The Leongatha Golf Club Men’s Pennant teams are sponsored by:
Division 1 @ Meeniyan GC Lost 2-5 Vs Lang Lang GC
Match Report by Captain: Peter Rayson
At Meeniyan against a strong Lang Lang line up our team performed admirably with some fine individual performances. We were close to a 4/3 loss with my own match going to the wire losing on the 18th after holding a two up lead in the closing stages.
Alan pushed his opponent all the way and was within a whisker of causing an upset win over his opponent who was off a much lower handicap. Sparkesy inflicted a mortal blow to his opponent sending him home early with a solid performance winning 4&3.
Tom Sorrell is rapidly finding his feet in the number one position with a great win against Lang Lang’s club captain Peter Bolt.
The lesson learnt from the week end is if we play at our best we are capable of causing some upset wins along the way. With another couple of low markers to back Tom up at the top end we can be competitive with the best, and with the junior program in place at the club under the tutorage of our pro’s we have a great foundation for pennant in a few short years.
Next week we play Wonthaggi at Korumburra.
- Tom Sorrell Won 2 Up
- Chris Leaver Lost 5&4
- Peter Rayson Lost 1 dn
- Anthony Sparkes Won 4&3
- Tom Williamson Lost 5&4
- Al Adcock Lost 3&2
- Dan Poynton Lost 6&5
Division 2 @ Wonthaggi GC Lost 2-5 Vs Lang Lang GC
Match Report by Captain: Bruce Hutton
Leongatha Golf Club’s division 2 side played against Phillip Island at Wonthaggi. Although we only had two winners, two other games went to the 18th both of which we lost.
Congratulations to Russell Williams being our best winner 2 & 1 playing number one for the team. Our other winner was Bruce Hutton winning on the 20th hole.
Unfortunately Gordon Morrison and Peter Dowling both just lost on the 18th. Barry Attwood, Grant McRichie and Nathan Wardle lost, better luck next time.
Overall our players showed enthusiasm and played in the spirit of the game against strong opposition. I am very impressed in our players personnel commitment to Leongatha Golf Clubs pennant participation. We have a bye this weekend but are looking forward to the next round and hopefully a win.
- Russell Williams Won 2&1
- Nathan Wardle Lost
- Bruce Hutton Won 20th
- Barry Attwood Lost
- Peter Dowling Lost 1Dn
- Grant McRitchie Lost
- Gordon Morrison Lost 1 Dn
Division 3 @ Woorayl GC – Won 6-1 Vs Korumburra GC
Match Report by Captain: Chris Indian
Div 3 chalked up another big 6-1 win over Korumburra this time and while the result says it was big we had 4 matches finalised on the 18th hole & one on the 19th. It could have gone either way.
Winners were B Simon 7&6, B McCorkell 3&2 then C Indian D Brown J Dalton all 1up & C Bear 19th R Rumian unfortunately lost 1 down.
Special thanks to Allan Adcock who at the 7th hour was asked to fill the void that was left in Div1.
- Brendan Simon Won 7&6
- Dean Brown Won 1Up
- Colin Bear Won 19th
- Chris Indian Won 1Up
- John Dalton Won 1Up
- Bryan McCorkall Won3&2
- Robert Rumian Lost 1Dn
Division 4 @ Korumburra GC – Won 6-1 Vs Welshpool GC
Match Report by (Stand In) Captain: Mark Boler
This week, our captain Andy Bassett was unavailable and without his leadership and motivational speeches we were worried that we might struggle, but we pushed on in his honour.
Eventually we came away with a 4-3 win, so my relief was enormous as the stand in skipper for the week.
The rock (Ryan Thomas) played well with the guidance of his new Caddie Wendy. When he was Dormie 6 Up he then proceeded to put the next tee shot out of bounds but eventuallyheld on to win 4-2. Tim continued his good form coming from 2 down with 5 to play to win 2-1. Gary had a disappointing result but enjoyed the day and learned a lot about the course, saying “it’s very tight but not long, next time I play here it is an iron course, leave the driver in the bag”.
I was lucky in encountering a player out of form but all other players had very tight matches. Ian Barlow came into the side this week and was unlucky to lose on the last hole, so eventually at 3-3 it was up to our star No1 player Peter Jaspers to bring home the bacon. Holding his nerve he came through with the goods wining 2-1. Another great effort by all the boys.
We are now 4-0, keep it going guys under the guidance of our illustrious leader who should be back next week, Andy.
- Peter Jaspers Won 2&1
- Gary Peters Lost 6&4
- Barry Stevens Lost 4&2
- Ian Barlow Lost 1Dn
- Ryan Thomas Won 4&2
- Mark Boler Won 6&5
- Tim Boler Won 2&1
Results of the other matches and division ladders can be found on the South Gippsland District Golf Association website.