ROYAL PERTH was the venue for Round Two of the season. After a convincing win in the first round the team was confident they could repeat this against HARTFIELD. Unfortunately, in a closely run affair, it was not to be and the result was 5-2 down – with the two winners, Tristan Geerlings and Riley Gott, winning in extra time at the 19th. For the second week in a row Harry Traylen went to the 20th hole but unfortunately could not make it two from two.
To their credit the Hartfield lower order jumped out of the blocks and were well up before our boys woke up. That unfortunately was the way it stayed and was ultimately the major reason for Hartfield’s win.
The vagaries of Match Play were well and truly on display in the Number 1 Match.
Our own Edmund Hall was 1 down after the 13th hole and on the 14th, a Par 3, his opponent missed the green by 15 metres. Edmund played an excellent shot in to approximately 2 metres and looked like going back to square.
Disaster – the Hartfield player holed his seemingly impossible chip shot for an incredible Birdie, and yes, you guessed it, Edmund missed his putt. Instead of being Square, all of a sudden he was 2 down with 4 holes to play – ultimate result 2/1 down.
The next game is at ROCKINGHAM against SEA VIEW the week after Easter on Sunday April 11. This is a must win game and they will fancy their chances against the winless SEA VIEW.
Roving reporter’s comment – Unexpected loss puts the pressure on.
After going down to Mosman Park at Mosman Park the team was keen to atone and changes were made with Captain Scott van Heurck, coming in to the team to play THE VINES at COTTESLOE, along with Matt Dumble and Tim Tan.
The Captain led by example winning 4/3 and half way through the morning things were looking promising with 3 wins on the board. The Vines then evened things up drawing level at 3 matches all with the number one match still in progress.
Things did not look good with 2 holes to play as our number one player, Aiden Cooper, was 2 down. To his credit Aiden fought back winning the final 2 holes to square his match and even up the overall result – 3.5 matches each.
The next game is at LAKE KARRINYUP against COTTESLOE the week after Easter on Sunday April 11. commencing at 8.20am.This is a must win game and they will fancy their chances after Cottesloe went down to WA Golf Club at home.
Roving reporter’s comment – Well done Aiden but the team will be struggling if they do not win against Cottesloe.
From Greg Fitzhardinge – on behalf of Marty Morris and Scott van Heurck