Club results for 20/4/24

  • 20 April 2024
  • Peter Watson

Playing matchplay in drawn pairs is always an interesting challenge as it requires timely contributions from both team members and plenty of forgiveness.

Matches are invariably close and so it proved during the the first round of the Brebde senior/junior on Saturday.

Twelve teams entered, with two getting the bye through to the quarter-finals in a fortnight.

The ideal autumn conditions on freshly mowed and smooth greens saw some excellent golf played.

At the top of the draw,  Graham Galt and Mike Williams proved just a bit too steady for Pete Green and Steve Russell, winning 2-1 after leading from the ninth hole.

Peter Watson and Maurice Woodhouse were down early against Garth Jameson and Paul McCrae and were just one-up with three to play before a late spurt saw them secure a 3-1 victory.

Keri Kotua shot a 72 off the stick - the best gross of the day - but he and his partner Jim McMullan lost 1-down to Dave Blake and Neil McLaren after some back nine heroics from Dave who birdied both par threes and parred the uphill No 13th for a net 67. Neil made a vital contribution by birdieing No 16 and Keri's par on the tricky last wasn't enough to take the match to the 19th.

Jason Lee and Lewis Wilson left it to the last hole to get the better of Andy Isle and Craig Barron 1-up, with both Jason and Andy shooting net 70s.

Richard Pearson and Warwick King had to fight hard before subduing Paul Tunnicliff and Phil Sellers 1-up. Warwick continued his hot form from the Golden Oldies on Thursday to shoot a net 65, which included a back nine 38 of the bat, but Paul countered with a net 69 to keep them honest.

Geoff Halkett and Gareth Edwards had to go to the 20th before getting the better of Aaron Kotua and Chris Louth. Aaron shot 76 off the stick for a net 67 but it wasn't enough as Geoff matched him with a net 68 and Gareth proved more of a help than Chris to Aaron.

There were six twos, with Dave taking home the jackpot with two. and Paul, Keri, Lewis and Warwick binning one each.

In the match of the day for those not involved in the Brebde, James Campion - who shot a gross 76 - ended up on top with a 0 score in the par competition, while Winton Griggs was the best of the 9-holers on a same score.

The quarter-finals of the Brebde on May 4 see Galt and Williams take on Blake and McLaren, Lee and Wilson battle Pearson and King, Halkett and Edwards verse Watson and Woodhouse and Campion and Mark Clucus up against Dean Goodman and Mike Savage. 

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