South Gippsland Mens Pennant – Rd 5 Match Reports
South Gippsland District Golf Association Men’s Pennant Rd 5 – Sunday 19 April 2015
The Leongatha Golf Club Men’s Pennant teams are sponsored by:
Division 1 @ Korumburra GC Lost 2-5 Vs Wonthaggi GC
Match Report by Captain: Peter Rayson
Against a well performed and undefeated Wonthaggi team who needed a win to cement their place in the finals, our team performed admirably coming within a whisker of an upset victory.
Tom Williamson lost a close match on the last hole whilst my own went south on the nineteenth. These two matches converted would have seen victory come our way. We welcomed new club member Mathew Bowey to the team playing his first ever pennant match and proved he will be a valuable asset for the club coming away with a convincing 5&3 win.
Tom Sorrell was up against one of South Gippsland’s top golfers and put up a great effort, while Chris had a similar opponent in Darren Green whose name appears regularly in past club championships at our club taking him to the seventeenth hole. Sparkesy showed great mettle nailing his opponent on the nineteenth with a solid par.
A huge thank you to Ian Murchie for showing great club support filling in again whilst preoccupied with other concerns.
Next week we take on Korumburra at Wonthaggi with it looking likely that we may have our full strength line up for the first time.
- Tom Sorrell Lost 6&5
- Chris Leaver Lost 3&1
- Anthony Sparkes Won 19th
- Peter Rayson Lost 19th
- Tom Williamson Lost 1Dn
- Matt Bowey Won 5&3
- Ian Murchie Lost 3&2
Division 2 – BYE
Division 3 @ Aussie Golf Ranch – Lost 2-5 Vs Woorayl GC
Match Report by Captain: Chris Indian
Div 3 went to the Ranch on Sunday to play our close rivals Woorayl who had a significantly stronger team than normal for Div 3. Unfortunately the result was not a good one for us as we went down 5-2.
The 2 players to do their bit for the day were Dean Brown who won 6&4 & Chris Indian 2&1.
We now have fallen back to the pack with 3 other teams also on 3 wins so we need to show some of that grit that the ANZAC’s showed & win our last 2 matches which will guarantee us getting in to the final, drop 1 & we will have to rely on some other matches falling our way – so come on guys let’s dig in and let’s finish a good year, lets make it a great year!
- Brendan Simon Lost 3&1
- Dean Brown Won 6&4
- Gordon Morrison Lost 4&3
- John Dalton Lost 2Dn
- Chris Indian Won 2&1
- Bryan McCorkall Lost 1Dn
- Robert Rumian Lost 20th
Division 4 @ Wonthaggi GC – Won 6-1 Vs Welshpool GC
Match Report by Captain: Andy Bassett
Another great result considering it was 1-v-2 in Div 4 but the individual results were closer than it may appear. Our two young guns continue to shine with Tim and Rock nailing comfortable 3&2 wins.
Tim came from 2 down after the 3rd hole to win the next 4 and to keep the lead but was given a valuable lesson when he was asked to replay his drive because he had driven from in front of the marker – a bit of gamesmanship considering there is only one marker on a tee (and none on some). Tim took it in his stride but I suspect will never be caught out again.
Like the rest of the contests, Mark B (2 up), Mark A (1 up) , Gary P (3&2) and I (19th) all experienced being a number of holes down at different times and having to pull out all guns to claw our way back and take our respective games.
Peter J likewise had a great contest finally losing on the 18th after duffing an approach chip, which he rued was usually the strong part of his game.
Many thanks again to our Coach John whose chipping training regimes came to my rescue when two down with two to play and both approach chips saved my bacon, sending me into a play off, in which my opponent self destructed.
- Peter Jaspers Lost 1Dn
- Gary Peters Won 3&2
- Andy Bassett Won 19th
- Ryan Thomas Won 3&2
- Mark Anderson Won 1Up
- Mark Boler Won 2Up
- Tim Boler Won 3&2
Results of the other matches and division ladders can be found on the South Gippsland District Golf Association website.