Played in cooler con­di­tions on Satur­day, Tatura, Rich River and Shep­par­ton were the big win­ners of di­vi­sion one in round five of Goul­burn Mur­ray Golf As­so­ci­a­tion Sum­mer Pen­nant.

Mooroopna hosted the di­vi­sion one round on be­half of Rochester which did not open their course dur­ing sum­mer.

Rush­worth and Hill Top Tatura were first away and the Hill Top­pers were too strong with a 4-1 win.

The Tatura first pair of Ashcroft and Cor­nelius fin­ished all square with Camp­bell and Geisler, then Hill Top started a con­vinc­ing run with Barca and Web­ber de­feat­ing Hardie and Har­rap 4-3, Hunter and Keller took Cur­tis and Geisler 2-1 and the two young guns, Miller and Ris­strom, put in a great effort to de­feat Rushy stal­warts Cheong and Rath­jen one-up, and the elder pair from Hill Top How­son and Roberts man­aged a draw with Cres­pan and Barlow.

Rich River main­tained its strong win­ning run with a 4.5-0.5 victory over Nu­murkah.

Young Aaron Loader and Dixon de­feated Scan­lon and Sheri­dan 3-1, fol­lowed by Pear­son and Scott de­feat­ing Tho­mos and Klae­son 4-3.

Whytcross and Loader de­feated Peter­son and Kite 3-1, and then to rub salt into the wound Wat­son and Cock­croft de­feated I’An­son and Hosie 5-4.

With a flut­ter of hope Nu­murkah’s Pig­got and Hosie man­aged to square their match against Tonkin and Scott to reg­is­ter the half for Nu­murkah.

Close neigh­bours and cross-river ri­vals Mooroopna and Shep­par­ton clashed, and the Shep­par­ton mid­dle or­der held firm to se­cure a 4-3 win for their side.

Mooroopna’s Bres­lin and Gard­ner got the home team away to a good start with a 2-1 win over Pilcher and Fitzsim­mon.

Then Shep­par­ton’s run com­menced with Grin­ter and Fuller win­ning 4-3 over Freer and Lewis. Faram and McLeod de­feated Barca and Lepp oneup in what was a hard fought match.

Hickey and Faram de­feated MacGib­bon and May 4-2. In the fi­nal match Mooroopna’s Tonkes and Austin de­feated Shields and Lan­caster 3-1.

Next week di­vi­sion one group play will be at Rich River which will give the side the bye so that Mooroopna, Shep­par­ton and Hill Top Tatura will be com­pet­ing for sec­ond rung on the lad­der, as Rich River has se­cured top spot.

Di­vi­sion two

Nagam­bie hosted di­vi­sion two and en­joyed the bye to watch how the other teams fared on their course.

One of the high­lights was the num­ber of fam­ily com­bi­na­tions of broth­ers, fa­ther and sons and cousins.

Rich River 2 man­aged to give Val­ley View its first de­feat. Although Livingston and Casey got Val­ley View off to a good start with a one-up win over O’Neill and Grif­fen.

It was the next four pair­ings from Rich River that stopped Val­ley View’s pur­ple patch. Kil­gour and Ford­ham de­feated Black­more and Gal­li­van oneup.

Putna and Caiolfa rocked Cer­rone and Dicken with a 6-5 win. John­son and Ma­hady de­feated Gould and Collins 2-1 and then King and Jef­frey eas­ily ac­counted for Kuiper and Kuiper 5-3.

In an­other big win Tal­ly­ga­roopna de­feated Mooroopna 2, 4-1. Mont­gomery and Camp­bell got Tally off to a good start with a one-up victory over Treves and Mor­rit.

Hosie and Lewis fin­ished all square with Ralph and Ralph Side­bot­tom and David­son just man­ag­ing to beat Van Zeist and Van Zeist one-up.

Mont­gomery and Karl de­feated McNa­mara and Painter 3-1 and the fi­nal pair­ing went right to the last putt for Brett and Lar­son to square with Van Tig­glen and Ker­rins.

Kialla pushed hard in an at­tempt to climb the lad­der with a 5-0 thrash­ing of Kyabram Park­land.

How­ever the match scores were far from thrash­ings and Park­land will see the re­sult as un­lucky.

Hutchi­son and Christie de­feated Price and Coad 2-1. Gub­bins and Far­rell just got there one-up over D’Augello and D’Augello.

Newton and Martin de­feated Walsh and McLen­nan 3-1 and in an­other close one Mal­lis and Gagliardi scraped in over the Baker broth­ers one-up. Park­land for­feited the fifth match.

In the fi­nal sort­ing out Tal­ly­ga­roopna has dis­lodged Val­ley View from top po­si­tion, both teams with three wins but with Tally on a higher games score.


The Mon­day nin­ers played a com­pe­ti­tion this week with John Oak­ley scor­ing a good win.

Oak­ley had a round of 53 (-17=36). He also shot near­est the pin on the fifth and the putting (16) on a count­back from Shane Wolfe.

Shane was the run­ner-up for the day (55-14-41). David Mar­shall had the straight­est drive 9th.

Flor­rie Bick­ley was our Wed­nes­day Ladies win­ner (50-14-36). Also win­ner of the putting (12).

Run­ner-up was Naida Belot (64-211/2-421/2). She also got the sec­ond shot on the first hole.

Faye Lat­ter had a lovely drive on the third to claim the straight­est drive.

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