South Gippsland Pennant – Rd 2 Match reports
South Gippsland District Golf Association Men’s Pennant Rd 2 – Sunday 22 March 2015
The Leongatha Golf Club Men’s Pennant teams are sponsored by:
Division 1 @ Phillip Island GC – Lost 1-6 Vs Woorayl GC
Match Report by Captain: Peter Rayson
Round 2 saw the welcome return of Tom Sorrell playing in the number one position for the first time with Peter Dowling, Dean Brown and Ian Murchie also having a game in the ones. Tom came within a whisker of a win with vital puts on 16 & 17 shaving the hole but refusing to drop and saw him losing on the 18th in a very tight contest with Dale Burge. Ian was our salvation on the day winning another tight match on the 19th against seasoned campaigner Michel Grist. Following up his win last year and now standing at 2 from 2 Ian is sending a clear message to the selectors for consideration for a regular spot.
The rest fell away in a tough day on the course. The two other matches on the day all finished in 6-1 results with last years winners Meeniyan crashing against Wonthaggi, and a new look squad from Lang Lang triumphant over Korumburra.
Next week sees our club hosting Div 1 with last years finalists Lang Lang and Meeniyan playing each other. We now have a two week rest to regroup again before tackling Lang Lang at Meeniyan. We will need to be at our very best against a very strong line up and with all players committed to playing their games we can ask for no more.
- Tom Sorrell Lost 1 Dn
- Chris Leaver Lost 7&6
- Rod McKenzie Lost 4&3
- Peter Dowling Lost 2&1
- Peter Rayson Lost 4&2
- Dean Brown Lost 8&7
- Ian Murchie Won 19th
Division 3 @ Foster GC – Won 7-0 Vs Aussie Golf Ranch
Match Report by (stand in) Captain: Brendan Simon
The Division 3 team had a solid 7-0 win against a feisty Aussie Golf Ranch. Though the win looked easy on the score card, 4 matches were still up for grabs heading down the final two holes, with the potential to still lose the day. All players were giving away 7 or 8 shots (54 in total) with the first 3 shots all being on par 3 holes, right in the comfort zone of the Ranchers, which was challenging to say the least.
Robert, Colin and Dan had solid wins, with an honourable mention to Dan after being 4 down nearing the turn. Grant and Brendan breathed a sigh of relief after sealing their matches on the penultimate and ultimate holes respectively, while John and Allan held their nerves to grind out wins on the 19th hole.
Well done lads. The (missing in action) captain Chris Indian was pleased to hear the final result.
- Brendan Simon Won 2up
- Grant McRitchie Won 2&1
- Allan Adcock Won 19th
- Dan Poynton Won 3&2
- Colin Bear Won 3&2
- John Dalton Won 19th
- Robert Rumian Won 3&2
Division 4 @ Korumburra GC – Won 6-1 Vs Welshpool GC
Match Report by Captain: Andy Bassett
Div. 4 continued its good form (fueled by a powerful pep talk -not a peptide) with a win over Welshpool 6/1.
The lost game went to a play off down the 19th hole after Ryan “The Rock” Thomas had come back from three down to square on the 18th. Ryan was just a putt away from claiming his first pennant scalp and is not far away. The team also called on junior Tim Boler to fill a gap and he led the team off and came in with a great win 4/3, an effort particularly worrying for dad Mark Boler who was down after the first nine holes and could see a son-father talk happening after the game if he didn’t pull his socks up.
Newbie pennant members Mark Anderson and Peter Jaspers nailed good wins as did “Rusty” Garry Peters, back to golf after 7 months.
On a sad note, Welshpool players were wearing black armbands in memory of their Club President Pat Carroll who died suddenly during the week.
- Gary Peters Won 2&1
- Peter Jaspers Won 2&1
- Andy Bassett Won 4&3
- Ryan Thomas Lost 19th
- Mark Boler Won 4&3
- Mark Anderson Won 4&3
- Tim Boler Won 4&3
Results of the other matches and division ladders can be found on the South Gippsland District Golf Association website.