The Glenelg Senior boys had to dig deep to pull off a tight victory over The Vines at Blackwood last Monday – starting from the 10th tee.
John Keogh at 7 and Brian Welsh at 6 got Glenelg off to a good start – both Glenelg players were well up early and went on to record strong wins – badly needed wins as it turned out, as all other 5 games were on a cliff’s edge! After 15 holes Glenelg were down in 4 of those games and square in the other match – for all money it seemed likely to be a Vines victory. Greg Way at 5 and Villi Koronis at 3 put up meritorious efforts but lost their games in tightly fought contests – now 2 matches a piece.
In the remaining 3 games James Mattsson recovered from 3 down early to be square after 9 and after a tight second 9 finished all square in his match.
Deane Harris at 1 and Nick Wake at 2 were having magnificent games against some quality opposition – both these players were behind for most of the day but finished strongly. Nick came from 2 down after 10 to win 1 up and Deane was 2 down after 15 but birdied 2 of the last 3 holes to secure a squared result and keep his unbeaten season in tact. This gave the Glenelg team an unlikely 4/3 win and a minor round season finish in top spot.
Please click here for the scoresheet for individual results.
We now play Tea Tree Gully in the semi final at Mt. Osmond this coming Monday from 11.30am. This will be another tough encounter and a chance to avenge our 2/5 loss to Tea Tree Gully 2 weeks ago!
The team for Monday is Deane Harris, Nick Wake, Villi Koronis, James Mattsson, Greg Way, Peter Jeffrey and Brian Welsh with Trent Kotz, Howard Slater and Wayne Humphries as reserves – players please report by no later than 10.45am.
Wishing the boys all the best for Monday.
Senior Pennant Manager