Sunday saw an exciting and nail biting win to our boys pennant final at Seymour versus Eildon GC. In five close matches the last 30 minutes saw fortunes ebb and flow. Number 5 for Yea lost on the 18th to go down by 2. Number 4, Captain Greg Clements went to the 19th where he sank a 10 foot putt to win 1 up. Number three missed a putt on the 17th to continue the match and lost 2/1. Number 2 Lachie Wischer had a dogfight with his opponent but prevailed with two excellent pars to win 2/1, With the final 2-2, Wayne Rowe Number 1 held a hole lead going down the 18th only to lose posting a 7 to his opponent’s 5. Things getting pretty tight. Wayne on the nineteenth a par 3 hit the back of the green while his opponent was short right 15 metres off the green. The Eildon player chipped up to 8 feet and Wayne chipped up just missing the hole but going by 4 feet. The Eildon player left his putt just short and Wayne stood tall sinking the par putt to win 1 up.
It has been 18 years since we have won a pennant final and Greg Clements, Jonathon Fisher, Lachie Fisher, Kevin Coghlan and Wayne Rowe have done us proud. Many thanks to Rick Wills(6th man) and John Tanner for caddying. It was also great to see Sam Wright, John Phillips, Mark Mullaly and Vicki Clements out there supporting our boys. I had the pleasure to caddy for Lachie and he has a world of potential in golf. The boys celebrated back at the clubhouse and it was great to see Neil Peterson, Martin Lowe,,Gary Pollard and Russell Wealands attend and express their congratulations.
Saturday saw 21 men contest the first round of the NJ Murray Trophy which was postponed from last week. Winner with 36 points was Bill Dredge(19) from Carl Maffei(22) with 34 points on CB from Phil Armstron(22) third, Brian Simmons(11) 33 was fourth from fifth Anthony Coleman(4) with 31. Rob O’Halloran was NTP on the 18th and Mark Mullaly won the Club Award.