Division Three: Lakeside claim Pennant in a thriller

Division Three: Lakeside claim Pennant in a thriller

A plucky Lakeside team has prevailed over a gallant Manly Golf Club to claim the Division Three Pennant after three extra holes of sudden-death drama.

With the match locked at three games apiece, it was the team’s number four, Jay Choma, who finally prevailed with a lockout par against his opponent, James Cockerill.

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Captain Matthew Brinkworth was thrilled with the result after the match.

“It was a very nervous wait.

“Jay played solid, and the other bloke pulled some rabbits out of the hat on the first two holes, but couldn’t get up and down on the 21st.

“Unlucky for him, but great for us,” he beamed.

Team Manager Hugh Lester added it had been a break out year for the south-west based club.

“it was a fantastic year.”

“Three of the team were undefeated through the round robin.”

“Division Two next year, bring it on.”

The group was expecting a quiet celebration on the trip back to the club, with Lester noting it was going to be an arduous trip

“We have 1 1/2 hours on the bus. We will need to rehydrate.” he laughed.

RESULTS:
Robbie Minns def Julian Jackson 4/3
Matthew Brinkworth def Luke Gough 5/4
William Wright lost to Tyson Holmes 1 dn
Jay Choma def James Cockerill on the 21st
Darren Hawkins lost to William Crisp 3/1
Corey Dowling def Finlay Bellingham 4/3
Ben Warby lost to Eddie Blake 2/1

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