4 Ball Matchplay Champions

Casey and Harris take out the Fourball Matchplay Championship

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(L to R) Athol Casey and Mike Harris defeated 2012 Champions Peter Francis and Tony McRae

Athol Casey and Mike Harris have won the club fourball matchplay championship with a 4 and 3 win over last year’s winners Tony McRae and Peter Francis.
Athol and Mike combined brilliantly to inflict defeat on the strong combination of, Peter and Tony last years’ winners, being 2 up on the turn, Athol & Mike were 3 up by the time they had got to the 13th. On the 13th, Peter who had been deadly with his putter all day, sank a 20ft putt from off the green, to again reduce the lead to 2up, and one wondered if as they say, ”the worm had turned”. With the big 5 Holes to play the pressure was on. Playing the 14th into a strong S/E wind, Athol with a stroke over the rest of the field ,did a Peter and knocked in a brilliant 20ft putt from off the green for a win.
Athol & Mike were 3up with 4 to play. Into the wind again, excellent tee shots on the par 3, 15th saw all players putting for par’s , the pressure was intense, one by one Athol, Peter and Tony missed their par putts , all square on the hole at this stage, it then came to the worst putter of the foursome Mike, with a tricky 8ft downhill left to righter , closing his eyes ,Mike’s putt was on its way, the rattle, it was in the cup, the nail had been delivered , it was enough for them to take the title.
Well done to all 4 finalists for a match played in true sportsman-like tradition, and a big congratulations to the winning pair, who are deserved victors having been runners/up on a couple occasions in previous years


One thought on “4 Ball Matchplay Champions

  1. Congratulations Mike and Athol and commiserations to the gentlemen of Jamberoo, Peter and Tony.(Mike, must have been all that putting practice the day before eh?). Worthy winners and runners up… well done.
    Ron Hewson

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