PACK Plate Round 2 Report
Posted on February 13, 2019
Pack Plate – Report 3
Pennant Hills played its first 2019 Pack Plate match on a hot and very windy day at Concord Golf Club. Unfortunately, the holders Avondale were too strong and had a 6/2 victory.
Our only winner for the day was Alex Bennie, playing number 4, who played very strongly to record a 5/4 win. Darcy Cluff (number 5) came back strongly from an early deficit to square his match and, Sebastian Trouncer (number 2) squared his match.
Graham Dawson (3/2) and Vasco De Carvalho (1 down) gained early leads but were not able to counter some steady play from their opponents. Andrew Mowat (number 1) fought back from six down after nine holes to lose 5/3. Steve Rowe (number 8) played well but was not able to overcome his opponent and lost 2/1. Lindsay Casey (number 6) had a poor day on the greens and lost 4/2.
Some poor putting by Pennant Hills players on the new Concord greens seemed to be the main cause of a number of the losses. We will need to fix this problem as we play Concord at Concord next week and need to win this match to stay in contention.
Special thanks to Keith Thornton who acted as the non-playing manager for the day. His encouragement and support were appreciated by the team. Thanks also to Chris Pragnell, Graham Martin and Terry Gilchrist who came to support the team and stayed for all matches.
The Pennant Hills GC squad for 2019 is:
Vasco De Carvalho