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Links and Apperly teams fall short

Eric Apperly Shield team

Eric Apperly Shield

The Golf Illawarra Eric Apperly Shield team travelled to Mollymook to compete in the country playoff against ACT-Monaro. The match play event was held on Saturday and Sunday with the winner to advance to the state semi-finals. Saturday’s first leg saw ACT-Monaro take honours 3.5 matches to 2.5, meaning that Golf Illawarra needed to win 4 matches on Sunday to advance. Unfortunately, the team came up short with ACT-Monaro taking out Sunday’s second leg 4-2.

Day 1 results

Ethan Harvey lost to Adam Thorp 7/5, Mitch Austin def David Howard 7/5, Jarrod Woolmer halved with Adam Harris, Andrew Brown lost to Robby Furner 5/3, Isaac Brown def Nicholas Richardson 1 up and Cooper Nianios lost to Kasey Cathcart 7/5.

Day 2 results

Coopar Nianios lost to Adam Thorp 6/5, Mitch Austin halved with Robby Furner, Jarrod Woolmer halved with Kasey Cathcart, Ethan Harvey def Nicholas Richardson 8/7, Isaac Brown lost to David Howard 7/6 and Andrew Brown lost to Adam Harris 5/3.

Masters Pennant

The Links Shell Cove Masters Pennant team has come up short in their bid to become the first Golf Illawarra team to make the final of the Masters pennant competition going down to 2018 winners Mona Vale. Links Shell Cove were well placed after nine holes and were ahead in five matches, square in one and down in one, however were unable to hold on eventually going down 5 – 2. Les Legradi lost to Mark Pearson 2/1, Graeme Leake def Bruce Edwards 2/1, Grant Meredith lost to Stefan Albinski 1 down, Tom Persson def John Karren 2/1, Darren Sparks lost to David Hemsley 5/4, Craig Thompson lost to Mike McKinnon 2/1 and Michael Ashelford lost to Trevor Beale 2/1. Links Shell Cove and Kiama will playoff to decide the winners of the Golf Illawarra Masters Pennant for 2019. A date and venue is yet to be confirmed.

Kiama Mixed Foursomes

A field of 46 contested the 36 hole Kiama Mixed Foursomes Championhip on Sunday. The winners of the event were Col Kenning and Trish Swan with rounds of 89, 89 for a total of 178 to win by five. Paul Atkins and Noni O’Donnell were runners-up with rounds of 95 and 88. The nett section was taken out by Mark & Fiona Brockman with 144 nett, Denis & Jan Moss were second with 150 on a countback.