War­ragul re­turn to win­ners list

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - DISTRICT GOLF -

War­ragul re­turned to the win­ners list in golf cro­quet pen­nant with vic­tory over Phillip Is­land.

Af­ter the first round of sin­gles the scores were locked on two games all, but War­ragul dropped only two of the next 10 games to com­fort­ably win 10 games, 89 hoops to four games, 66 hoops.

Paul Sim­mons won all five of his games for the day, as did Tony But­ter­worth. Re­sults: Sin­gles: Tony But­ter­worth (hand­i­cap six) d Pat Willsmore (four) 7-6, Colin Walker (six) lost to Mike Bai­ley (eight) 4-7. Barry Lang (nine) lost to Lilly Eich­stadt (10) 4-7, Paul Sim­mons (nine) d Jenni Wills (11) 7-3, B Lang lost to J Wills 6-7, P Sim­mons d L Eich­stadt 7-3, C Walker d P Willsmore 7-3, T But­ter­worth d M Bai­ley 7-6.

Dou­bles: T But­ter­worth/C Walker d P Willsmore/M Bai­ley 7-3, B Lang/P Sim­mons d L Eich­stadt/J Wills 7-6, C Walker/P Sim­mons d M Bai­ley/J Wills 7-2, T But­ter­worth/B Lang d P Willsmore/L Eich­stadt 7-4, T But­ter­worth/P Sim­mons d P Willsmore/J Wills 7-2, C Walker/B Lang lost to M Bai­ley/L Eich­stadt 5-7.

Close match for Drouin

Drouin played

host

to

Bairns­dale

in As­so­ci­a­tion pen­nant on Thurs­day.

Due to the dis­tance to travel, Bairns­dale re­quested the match be played on neu­tral ground at the half way mark, be­ing Mor­well Cro­quet Club.

There was a dif­fer­ence of 8.5 in the hand­i­cap of the first sin­gles with Drouin’s Al­lan Leesing (nine) against Judy wem­brudge (one half), the score re­sult­ing in a win for Judy 18 hoops to 15.

Michael Fry of Drouin on a hand­i­cap of 20 stepped up for the round in place of Jenny Leesing. His sin­gles game was against Garry Prescott off a hand­i­cap of 14, and at end of game time, the score was 14 hoops to 13 in Garry’s favour.

Down two games at the com­mence­ment of the dou­bles, Drouin put in a cred­i­ble per­for­mance and over­came Bairns­dale 16 hoops to 13.

The over­all re­sult was a close en­counter with Bairns­dale win­ning two games 45 hoops, to Drouin one win 44 hoops. Drouin have the bye on Thurs­day. Lad­der at half way mark: Trar­al­gon 2 6 points (+ 94 hoops), Trar­al­gon 1 4 (+77), Sale 4 (+57), Drouin 3 (-32), Bairns­dale 2 (-25), Phillip Is­land 1 (74), Leon­gatha 1 (-113).

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