Men’s Metro Pennant Draw / Results 26.06.2016

Otago Blue beats St Clair to lead pennant series

Otago Blue beat St Clair by an emphatic 5- margin at St Clair on Saturday afternoon to take the lead in the men’s senior A pennant series with one round to play before the semifinal and final.

The match between the top two teams was a tight tussle and, despite the winning margin, all six games finished on either the 17th or 18th greens.

St Clair was without the services of Brent McEwan while team captain Chris Snow, from Speight’s, had his work cut out in the hospitality industry with the third All Black test in town.

For St Clair, only Michael Ormandy made an impact, halving with Blue captain Brandon Hodgson.

Nick Borren, Jason Hughes and Daniel Elder all won 2 and 1 while Ben Patston and Tyrone Ratahi clinched their wins on the final green.

Otago Blue meets Island Park on the Waldronville course this weekend while St Clair plays Otago Gold at Balmacewen on Sunday morning.

Unless there is an upset, Otago Blue should host the final at Balmacewen in mid-July while St Clair is likely to play Chisholm Links at St Clair on July 9 to decide the other finalist.

Chisholm was the big mover during the weekend, beating Island Park on its home course 4-1 on Saturday and beating Otago Gold by the same margin yesterday morning in the sixth-round catch-up game.

Chisholm now lies in third place ahead of Island Park and is likely to retain that position especially should North Otago default to the team in next Saturday’s final round.

Chisholm No1 Kyle Geary had two convincing wins while his brother, Sean, posted two halves at No2.

It was a mixed weekend for No3 Cody McMullan losing in 13 holes to Andrew Hobbs on Saturday but beating Murray Edgar yesterday.

Team captain Mark Collie won both his games at No4 while Matthew Heaton at No6 also contributed two games to the team’s tally.

Links No5 Brent Butler beat Park’s Kelly Adam in 14 holes on Saturday but lost on the final green to Otago Gold captain John McIntee yesterday.

In an unusual turn of events, Butler nearly got his second win yesterday after McIntee marked his ball close to the pin and then headed for the trees to relieve himself before putting out.

Upon returning, he could not find his ball and the rules stipulate he must complete the hole with the ball he started with.

After a three-minute search, his ball was found in long grass near the trees and he sank the putt to win the hole and the match 1-up.Otago Blue beat St Clair by an emphatic 5- margin at St Clair on Saturday afternoon to take the lead in the men’s senior A pennant series with one round to play before the semifinal and final.

The match between the top two teams was a tight tussle and, despite the winning margin, all six games finished on either the 17th or 18th greens.

St Clair was without the services of Brent McEwan while team captain Chris Snow, from Speight’s, had his work cut out in the hospitality industry with the third All Black test in town.

For St Clair, only Michael Ormandy made an impact, halving with Blue captain Brandon Hodgson.

Nick Borren, Jason Hughes and Daniel Elder all won 2 and 1 while Ben Patston and Tyrone Ratahi clinched their wins on the final green.

Otago Blue meets Island Park on the Waldronville course this weekend while St Clair plays Otago Gold at Balmacewen on Sunday morning.

Unless there is an upset, Otago Blue should host the final at Balmacewen in mid-July while St Clair is likely to play Chisholm Links at St Clair on July 9 to decide the other finalist.

Chisholm was the big mover during the weekend, beating Island Park on its home course 4-1 on Saturday and beating Otago Gold by the same margin yesterday morning in the sixth-round catch-up game.

Chisholm now lies in third place ahead of Island Park and is likely to retain that position especially should North Otago default to the team in next Saturday’s final round.

Chisholm No1 Kyle Geary had two convincing wins while his brother, Sean, posted two halves at No2.

It was a mixed weekend for No3 Cody McMullan losing in 13 holes to Andrew Hobbs on Saturday but beating Murray Edgar yesterday.

Team captain Mark Collie won both his games at No4 while Matthew Heaton at No6 also contributed two games to the team’s tally.

Links No5 Brent Butler beat Park’s Kelly Adam in 14 holes on Saturday but lost on the final green to Otago Gold captain John McIntee yesterday.

In an unusual turn of events, Butler nearly got his second win yesterday after McIntee marked his ball close to the pin and then headed for the trees to relieve himself before putting out.

Upon returning, he could not find his ball and the rules stipulate he must complete the hole with the ball he started with.

After a three-minute search, his ball was found in long grass near the trees and he sank the putt to win the hole and the match 1-up.

Story by ODT

Metro Pennant Draw – Results 26.06.2016

Metro Pennant Draw – Results 26.06.2016

 

 

27 Jun 2016